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Hate violence poses a serious threat to California communities. In every region of the state, incidents have occurred in which racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities have been harassed, intimidated, assaulted and even murdered. In some communities, acts motivated by bigotry have sparked widespread community disruption.

The Murderer Was Full of Hate. But Did He Commit a Hate Crime?

By | June 12th, 2019|Hate Crimes|

DURHAM, N.C. — He hated religion. He hated rule breakers. He hated people who parked in his spot.

The man at the center of a case that caused a worldwide furor four years ago over anti-Muslim violence was filled with so much hate that he shot and killed three of his neighbors, all students of Middle

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THE FATAL SHOOTING OF MUHLAYSIA BOOKER IS PART OF A LARGER TREND OF VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK TRANS WOMEN

By | May 21st, 2019|Hate Crimes, LGBTQ+|

The Dallas Police Department announced on Sunday that it had found a body early Saturday morning while responding to reports of a shooting. The department later identified the victim as Muhlaysia Booker, age 23.

Booker is one of five transgender women who have been killed in 2019. All five victims were black women, the Human Rights

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Synagogue Shooting Keeps Religious Leaders on Edge: ‘No One Should Be Gunned Down in Worship’

By | April 29th, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

POWAY, Calif. — The rabbi had just finished comforting a congregant as she prepared to say the traditional prayer for the dead in honor of her mother when a loud crack rang out in his synagogue.

It was about halfway through the Sabbath service on Saturday when a gunman turned what was

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Hateful Propaganda From White Supremacists Spreads

By | March 15th, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

White supremacist groups have ramped up their use of propaganda to spread racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic messages, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

The ADL recorded 1,187 incidents of white supremacist propaganda throughout the U.S. in 2018, up from 421 incidents in 2017. The group defines propaganda as the use of fliers, stickers,

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Neo-Nazi group’s leader is Southern California black man who vows to dissolve it

By | March 1st, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

One of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it.

Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group’s defense against a lawsuit.

The NSM

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‘HATE IS WAY MORE INTERESTING THAN THAT’: WHY ALGORITHMS CAN’T STOP TOXIC SPEECH ONLINE

By | February 28th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Erin Schrode didn’t know much about the extreme right before she ran for Congress. “I’m not going to tell you I thought anti-Semitism was dead, but I had never personally been the subject of it,” she says.

That changed when The Daily Stormer, a prominent neo-Nazi website, posted an article about her 2016 campaign. The

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HATE CRIMES ARE ON THE RISE. WHY DO MANY STILL GO UNREPORTED?

By | February 22nd, 2019|Hate Crimes|

When actor Jussie Smollett reported a racist and homophobic attack to the Chicago Police Department last month, he appeared to be one of an estimated 250,000 people targeted in hate crimes every year in the United States—although not all of them experience the level of violence Smollett described.

Now, law enforcement says that Smollett did not experience

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From CAHRO’s Brian Levin: Jussie Smollett’s apparent hoax aside, hate crimes are rising, and likelier to be unreported than overreported

By | February 19th, 2019|Hate Crimes|

As entertainer Jussie Smollett’s disturbing story of a bizarre Jan. 29 Trump-inspired homophobic and racial hate attack in Chicago appears to unravel, punditry about hate crime hoaxes is sweeping cable television and social media platforms.

Lost in the banter, however, are actual facts

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See Hate Speech, Leave It Up

By | February 11th, 2019|Education, Hate Crimes|

In 2017, student name tags on University of Michigan dormitory doors were vandalized with a racial slur. Black students said then they were being targeted. The incident restarted a vociferous debate on campus prejudices.

If this incident happened today, though, resident assistants and other housing staffers wouldn’t be able to take down the

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Hate crimes in L.A. highest in 10 years, with LGBTQ and African Americans most targeted

By | February 1st, 2019|Hate Crimes|

Los Angeles recorded its highest level of reports of hate crimes in a decade, with a nearly 13% increase in 2018 over the year before.

Last year, L.A. tallied 289 hate crimes, compared with 256 in 2017, according to LAPD statistics gathered by

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