DETROIT (WWJ) – A rally will be held in Southwest Detroit this weekend to protest treatment of certain ethnic groups crossing borders into the United States.
Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council On American Islamic Relations, explained that the event will focus on racial profiling by border authorities.
“We want to show to the broader public how the rules and regulations, in terms of profiling, are being bent and that minority communities, people of color, are bing negatively effected in terms of the enforcement or mis-enforcement of certain governmental policies,” said Walid.
Talking to WWJ Newsradio 950′s Pat Sweeting, Walid said its necessary for the community to become involved in efforts like this to tell lawmakers the ethnic profiling of members of the Latinos and Muslim-Americans is not an effective way to protect communities.
“As a people we have power to speak out. We live in a democratic society and we have to exercise our right to speak out against injustice wherever we see it,” said Walid.
The rally is planned for Noon on Saturday, August 20, in Clark Park.