Attorney General John Ashcroft proposes to fingerprint immigrants from certain areas. This has various Arab groups up in arms. Doesn't the U.S. know that Arabs are no more likely than anyone else to be terrorists?
I am amazed when I see a sixteen year old blonde girl taken aside before boarding a plane for an extra, random security check. Meanwhile, an Arab passenger just behind her in line is allowed to go right on board.
Should profiling be used to help deter terrorists? Or should the U.S. pretend it has no basis for targeting people of certain nationalities?