There's no way to tackle this subject without getting argumentative, one side will get the short straw in the name of a cause, the other gets a sweeter end, it all depends on what side you fall in so your believes and emotions will differ.
As an example, I have seen reports over the different statistics on US population of what group and where represent what,,, I shall clarify without naming anyone.
We have a percentage of an US group that represents X% of the US population falling under a minority, yet Y% of incarcerated and convicted members of this same group representing a majority in jail... What do you make of it !?!?!?
You can not apply simple mathematical solutions to a far more complex human factors, despite the clear numbers, it does not quiet correlate. You can claim "common sense".
After all the attacks and intelligence gathered leading to a potential danger soon to come, we will fail miserably as people when we isolate and flag ourselves based on what appears to be a simple mathematical deduction. It is not simple at all and yet it may at times be necessary,,, thus contradicting my own belief against racial/ethnic profiling.
I don't have a solution and I was once told that if you don't have a solution then you are part of the problem, it may be the case, however, if the suspect of a heinous crime hides in a building, you don't floor the whole building killing everybody inside just because you know the criminal will perish too... you have to use tactic and explore other methods. I know that this analogy does not quiet fit the topic, I am not eloquent enough and this topic is clearly very complex as it is.
The bottom line is that there is no easy solution and that it may be a necessary evil, unfortunately for those fitting the profiles, they will have a much worse social experience and I'm not talking about being pulled over every once in while and asked about identification, no, I'm talking about the whole social degradation that this leads to, from educational options, employment opportunities, residential choices, social status, etc, etc, etc,,, it's a vicious circle where as long as we don't fully accept equality and continue to scrutinize a group, we as people will continue to fail every time...
I told you this was complicated!
See if the aliens (Outer of space types) can come back and sort this mess we made out !!!