New App Aims to minimize Racial Profiling
Digital media technologies can serve a critical role when examining the complexity of racial profiling. Cell phone cameras, video recordings and social media outlets provide users with the capability to expose racial inequality through second-by-second live action footage.
In addition to creating revolutionary movements such as #blacklivesmatter, digital platforms can provide evidence to combat unlawful policing and racial inequality.
Following the death of Michael Brown in August 2014, 34-year-old Mbye Njie began working towards a solution to expose racial profiling and minimize redundant stops, searches, and arrests.
Njie is creating a multi-faceted app called the Legal Equalizer that is aimed at promoting positive police encounters through a more legally informed citizenry.