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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.

A Hate Crime Exposes Deeper Rifts Between Asian Americans

By | August 9th, 2017|Hate Crimes|

Of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant actions, the best known are the barring of immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries, and the rounding up and deporting of undocumented immigrants, even those without criminal records or those who came to the United States as children. Now Trump has proposed slashing the number of legal immigrants, restricting family

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Hate-based incidents surge in suburban school system in Maryland

By | July 12th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes|

School incidents involving hate symbols and racial slurs appear to have more than tripled during the past school year in a suburb outside Washington and are helping drive a surge in bias-related acts investigated by police.

Since October, more than three dozen bias incidents have been reported by or linked to schools in Montgomery County, mostly

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The 2016 Hate Crime Report from California’s Office of the Attorney General

By | July 11th, 2017|Disability, Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

Hate Crime in California, 2016 reports statistics on hate crimes that occurred in California during 2016. These statistics include the number of hate crime events, hate crime offenses, victims of hate crimes, and suspects of hate crimes. This report also provides statistics from district and elected city attorneys on the number of hate crime cases

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Los Angeles is the hate-crime leader in California. 17 counties didn’t report any

By | July 7th, 2017|Hate Crimes|

When it comes to hate, as goes Los Angeles, so goes California?

Hate crime reports in the city of 4 million represented nearly a quarter of all reported hate crimes in the state last year, according to the state Department of Justice’s latest tally. About one-third of the 11 percent increase

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News from CAHRO’s own Brian Levin: Hate crimes against gays, Muslims around November election help drive rise in hate crimes

By | July 5th, 2017|Hate Crimes, LGBT|

It’s not your imagination: Hate crimes were up last year — across the nation, state and closer to home.

In 2016, 230 hate crimes were committed in Los Angeles, according to by California State University , San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, up 15 percent over the year before. In Orange County,

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Hangman’s Noose, Symbol of Racial Animus, Keeps Cropping Up

By | July 5th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — It was the beginning of the night shift last Wednesday at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, a secure facility that manufactures money, when a white male coin maker strode across the factory floor to the workstation of an African-American colleague. He was carrying a piece of rope.

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Neo-Nazi website raises $150,000 to fight Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit

By | June 7th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A neo-Nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the Southern Poverty Law Center sued him for organizing a “troll storm” against a Jewish woman in Montana.

The donations to Andrew Anglin and the website he founded, the Daily Stormer, came in over the course of less than two

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Statement of Prof. Brian Levin on Behalf of the California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) and the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino Before the Orange County, CA Board of Supervisors June 6, 2017

By | June 6th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Chairwoman Steel, Vice Chair Do and Supervisors Bartlett, Nelson and Spitzer, thank you so very much for the opportunity to briefly address you in support of funding to continue the exceptional work of the Orange County Human Relations Commission and Council, which my research will show is vitally needed at this critical time.

I come to

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Q&A: ‘There’s a virus in our country’: The ‘Trump effect’ and rise of hate groups, explained

By | May 31st, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Not long after it launched in 1971, the Southern Poverty Law Center made a name for itself as a standard-bearer in the fight for civil rights.

Since then, the Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit has filed dozens of lawsuits over the years targeting groups that include law enforcement and government officials.

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Anti-Muslim incidents rose 57% last year, according to a new report

By | May 11th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The number of anti-Muslim incidents and crimes in the U.S. surged last year to some of the highest levels seen in recent times, according to a new report from a prominent Muslim civil rights organization.

The report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations documented a 57% increase in anti-Muslim incidents last year

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