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.

An Idaho town grapples with an ugly mix — high school football, racism and rape

By |May 26th, 2016|

It began with racist taunts and pranks, escalated to physical harassment and ended, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Idaho, in a horrific act of rape by three white high school football players against their mentally disabled, African American teammate.


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Surge in anti-Muslim bullying seen in wake of San Bernardino, Paris terror attacks

By |March 7th, 2016|

MERIDEN, Conn. >> In response to a surge in reports of anti-Muslim bullying — students being called terrorists, having their head scarves ripped off and facing bias even from teachers — schools are expanding on efforts deployed in the past to help protect gays, racial minorities and other marginalized groups.


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L.A. County probes increase in hate crimes against Muslims and Sikhs

By |March 2nd, 2016|

Los Angeles County officials are investigating an apparent surge in hate crimes targeting Muslims late last year.


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Anaheim is land of Disney, not Ku Klux Klan, dismayed residents say, features CAHRO’s Rusty Kennedy

By |March 2nd, 2016|

For many Anaheim residents, it was not enough Sunday simply to condemn a Ku Klux Klan rally that turned violent over the weekend.


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CAHRO’s Brian Levin makes observations about Anaheim KKK rally

By |March 2nd, 2016|

The Ku Klux Klan has been in the news in recent days in some dramatic ways.

A KKK rally turned violent in Anaheim over the weekend, leading to a dozen arrests. And Donald Trump has generated criticism for his mixed response to being endorsed by former KKK leader David Duke.


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Crimes Against Muslim Americans and Mosques Rise Sharply

By |December 18th, 2015|

WASHINGTON — Hate crimes against Muslim Americans and mosques across the United States have tripled in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., with dozens occurring within just a month, according to new data.


From CAHRO’s own Brian Levin: Study: In Wake of Terror, Anti-Muslim Crimes Escalate

By |December 18th, 2015|

Average Monthly Totals of Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Nearly Triple
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks of November, 13 that left 130 dead and the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack of December 2 that killed 14 and left another 22 wounded, anti-Muslim hate crime attacks appear to have risen sharply across the United States to

For American Muslims, prayers and a sensitive defense

By |December 4th, 2015|

Shortly after the news came out that the assailants in the San Bernardino shooting had ties to the local Muslim community, the national leadership of the Islamic Circle of North America gathered on a conference call.

They needed to issue a statement, but as they began to talk, they found themselves pushed into a corner. Yet

On Web, white supremacists stir up a growing and angry audience

By |June 24th, 2015|

On July 14, 2013, a white supremacist named Andrew Anglin, bewildered by black Americans’ outrage over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, began typing out thoughts on what he saw as a distorted world.

“The whole George Zimmerman media psycho-drama has been completely insane from the beginning,” Anglin wrote on the Daily Stormer, the neo-Nazi website

U.S. ‘Not Cured’ of Racism, Obama Says, Citing Slavery’s Legacy

By |June 22nd, 2015|

WASHINGTON — Just days after nine black parishioners were killed in a South Carolina church, President Obamasaid the legacy of slavery still “casts a long shadow” on American life, and he said that choosing not to say the word “nigger” in public does not