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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.

Southern California heavily targeted in 120% increase in white supremacist propaganda in U.S.

By | February 17th, 2020|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

White supremacist propaganda heavily targeted the Inland Empire and Southern California as a whole in 2019, according to an annual report released by the Anti-Defamation League.

In communities across the nation, the distribution of white supremacist propaganda — in the form of flyers, leaflets, stickers and banners — reached an all-time high in the United States

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This Public College Wants to Punish 2 Students for Hate Speech. Is That Legal?

By | January 16th, 2020|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The University of Connecticut violated two students’ free-speech rights by attempting to expel them from college housing for allegedly using a racial slur, a new lawsuit says, raising the question of whether a university has the authority to punish offensive speech on its campus.

The students, Ryan Mucaj and Jarred Karal, both seniors, were arrested in

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‘We Were Blindsided’: Families Of Extremists Form Group To Fight Hate

By | December 12th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

It was a busy fall morning at Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C. Myrieme Churchill found a clearing in the arrivals hall and scanned the crowd.

One by one, her people showed up: a black father and daughter from Tennessee. A white couple from Georgia. A Somali immigrant. Two South Asians — one from Canada, one

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The ‘OK’ Hand Gesture Is Now Listed As A Symbol Of Hate

By | September 26th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The “OK” hand gesture, commonly seen as a way of indicating that all is well, has now been classified as something else: a symbol of hate. On Thursday, the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organization, added 36 symbols to its “Hate on Display” database including the index finger-to-thumb sign that in some corners of

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Hate crimes in L.A. County, still on the rise, reach highest point in nearly a decade

By | September 26th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Despite a slight dip in the overall number of hate crimes reported statewide, the number of such targeted crimes in Los Angeles County increased last year, reaching its highest point in nearly a decade, according to an annual report by the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations.

Black and LGBTQ individuals were those most frequently targeted,

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Hate crimes targeting Jews and Latinos increased in California in 2018, report says

By | July 5th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Despite a slight decline in the overall number of hate crimes reported statewide, incidents targeting Latinos and Jewish people in California surged last year, an uptick experts have blamed on vitriolic rhetoric over immigration and emboldened hate groups.

Anti-Semitic hate crimes surged 21%. There were 104 hate crimes against Jews reported in 2017. A year later,

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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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