Well, I agree with you. On the other hand, following statistics because they happen to be accurate representations of real life is not racially motivated, on the other hand it is decried as racial profiling. As a scientist I was taught to follow the statistics. Follow the data, follow the data, follow the data. It's drilled into your head because that's how you make the most efficient decisions.
Otherwise the end result is an absurdity: 4 year old getting patted down by TSA.
For example: I would not posit the Israelis making security decisions at the airport based on their well founded intelligence and data appears to be racially motivated. I would instead simply call that "smart".
In one sense you could even argue that it pushes the post-racial ideal (something I think we desperately need to realize) forward in that you are no longer concerned about racist motivations, just stopping criminals and preventing--where practicable without stepping on civil liberties--crime.
There is a difference between data driven and racist. That is what DB was saying, and that is where I agree with him.