People are up in arms about SB 1070 in Arizona, but racial profiling is something that is as American as apple pie. What we call a "civil rights issue," many communities of color call an everyday experience. Colorlines profiles voices from Brooklyn, N.Y., where racial profiling is a part of the cultural experience. These young people let us know what it feels like to be targeted every waking moment of your life.


—Nsenga K. Burton