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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.

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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When children formed a swastika with their bodies, it sparked a conversation on hate

By | January 29th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A black man stood to face his neighbors, choking up as he recounted how, every day, some person or another crossed the street when they saw him coming. In Ojai, a pretty place he calls home, people routinely ignore him.

A woman’s voice

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Blaze Bernstein’s killing one year later: How his death has impacted Orange County and beyond

By | January 10th, 2019|Hate Crimes, LGBTQ+|

On Jan. 10, 2018, Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators found 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein’s body in a shallow grave near Borrego Park in Foothill Ranch.

Officials determined he had been stabbed 20 times, killed in an act of rage. Bernstein was gay and Jewish, the grandson of a Holocaust survivor.

And for most of 2018, a year

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A Surge of Anti-Semitism

By | December 5th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The reports of the Jewish psychology professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, who walked into her office in late November to find bloodred swastikas and a slur, “Yid,” painted on her walls drew widespread attention and shock from the public.

After all, the episode came only a month after the fatal shooting at the Tree of

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