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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.

LA County sees spike in reported hate crimes against Latinos, blacks

By | October 19th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes against black victims reported in Los Angeles County rose 15 percent last year after a significant decline the previous year, while crimes targeting Latinos rose 16 percent, according to a new report.

The number of total hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County rose 5 percent in 2017 to 508, according to the report

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Quoting CAHRO’s Brian Levin: ‘Swastikas in gift wrap’: NBC accused of helping white-nationalist group sanitize its racism

By | October 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

NBC’s “Today” show ran a segment about a white nationalist group on Wednesday that seemed designed to raise concerns.

“We are telling this story to pull back the curtain so parents and college students are aware that these groups are out there,” correspondent Peter Alexander said before the segment, which was billed as “a

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Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

By | October 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is a topic plaguing many of its members: the recurring appropriation of the field’s research in the name of white supremacy.

“Sticking your neck out on political issues is difficult,”

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Education for All… Even a ‘Nazi’?

By | September 27th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Marc Johnson can recall just three times in his life when the news changed everything: the Friday afternoon in November 1963 when John F. Kennedy was assassinated; the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001; and the Saturday night in August 2017 when he looked down at his phone and saw a wire-service

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ISLAMOPHOBIC INCIDENTS IN CALIFORNIA HAVE SKYROCKETED UNDER TRUMP

By | August 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Islamophobic incidents in California are skyrocketing under the administration of President Donald Trump, according to a report released Wednesday by the Council on American Islamic Relations advocacy group. Analysts say the sobering new numbers indicate how xenophobic rhetoric and policy from on high inspire hate at the grassroots level, even in a state like California,

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Hate crimes are down overall in Los Angeles this year, but violent hate crimes are trending up

By | August 8th, 2018|Hate Crimes|

After a few years of sharp double-digit increases, the city of Los Angeles saw hate crimes decline by 6.8 percent in the first half of 2018, according the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

However, violent hate crimes bucked that overall drop, rising 8.3 percent, increasing from 72

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A year after Charlottesville, many white supremacists are keeping a lower profile

By | August 6th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A year ago, white supremacists were ready for a big show of unity in Charlottesville.

Hundreds traveled to the city for a rally in support of their belief that white people are superior. But the gathering quickly became violent, and an anti-racism protester was killed when a car rammed into a crowd.

Since then, many supporters of

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MUSLIM AMERICANS SEE A MAJOR SPIKE IN HATE CRIMES—AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

By | July 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Muslim-American community advocates recorded a surge in reports of Islamophobic incidents this year amid what some say is the government’s sanctioning of xenophobia directed at their community. Despite this uptick in bigotry, there’s been an unprecedented number of Muslim Americans running for office in the upcoming mid-term elections—a sign, some say, of a so-called blue

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Hate crimes rise in California for third straight year, state report says

By | July 11th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes increased across California for the third straight year in 2017, an uptick experts have blamed on President Trump’s vitriolic rhetoric toward minorities and the resurgence of hate groups in the state.

There were 1,093 reported hate crimes in California in 2017, a 17.4% increase, according to a report

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Hate crimes are up in major U.S. cities for the fourth year in a row, study by CAHRO’s Brian Levin says

By | July 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes reported to police in America’s 10 largest cities went up by 12.5 percent in 2017, according to a new analysis, making it the fourth consecutive year U.S. hate crime reports in those areas have increased.

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