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In a December letter to the University of Minnesota president, a coalition of black student organizations demanded an end to 
racial profiling, especially in light of recent campus crime incidents. "[C]ampus safety should be of the [university's] utmost importance," they acknowledged, but among the organizations' complaints was that when "be on the lookout" alerts were issued (usually based on victims' descriptions of their attackers), innocent black students feel "discomforting," "negative psychological effects" — because the alerts so often describe black attackers.

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