This isn't just annoying. It's actively harmful to the poor. As Mac Donald concludes,
The notion that the police target blacks and Hispanics because of their skin color has damaged urban life. Thanks to racial-data-collection mandates, every officer knows that if he has “too many” interactions with minority citizens - including responding to crime calls or preventing a mugging - he could face a bias charge. Some officers will decide that it’s wiser for their careers not to fight crime aggressively, leaving law-abiding inner-city residents at the mercy of thugs. The drumbeat against the cops increases the hostility against them, poisoning the trust needed for the most effective police work. The New York Times’s endless crusade against phantom police racism ensures that the poorest neighborhoods will continue to be held back by fear and violence.
Of course, race-baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson won't give up on the idea. If they didn't have any racism to denounce, they wouldn't have any reason to be prominent - and heaven forbid that should happen.