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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.

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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SPECIAL STATUS REPORT: HATE & EXTREMISM IN CALIFORNIA: 2016, Compilation of Official Police & NGO Data, from CAHRO Board Member Brian Levin

By | May 1st, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Special Status Report

Hate Crimes Up Again: 14% in California’s Largest Cities in 2016, But Well Off Record Levels As Ideological Civil Conflicts Emerge

By Brian Levin, Director; Analytic Charting by Kevin Grisham, Assistant Director of Research; Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism-California State University, San Bernardino

Executive Summary

Hate crimes reported

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The ‘hotbed of anti-Semitism’ isn’t a foreign country. It’s U.S. college campuses, a new report says.

By | April 25th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

As violent attacks against Jews worldwide drop to their lowest in more than 10 years, the United States, particularly college campuses, have been the “hotbed of anti-Semitism,” according to a new report.

The report by researchers at Tel Aviv University, which covers data from 40 countries, found that violent anti-Semitic incidents, which include attacks with and

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Anti-Semitic incidents have reached levels unseen in recent years, Anti-Defamation League report says

By | April 24th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. skyrocketed by 86% in the first three months of the year, according to a new report released Monday by a prominent Jewish civil rights organization.

The Anti-Defamation League’s audit of anti-Semitic events counted 541 anti-Semitic attacks and threats against Americans in the first quarter

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‘Filled with hate, filled with anger’: Anatomy of a shooting allegedly fueled by hatred of white people

By | April 19th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

Fresno police said they believe a shooting rampage downtown Tuesday that left three white men dead was racially motivated.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the suspect, Kori Ali Muhammad, gave “very specific, detailed” information to police that led officers to believe this was a hate-motivated crime, but did

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Hate crimes rise 15 percent in LA with uptick in LGBT victims, according to analysis by CAHRO board member Brian Levin

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

The city of Los Angeles experienced a 15 percent increase in hate crimes in 2016, along with a significant spike in attacks against the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, according to data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

The number of hate crimes rose from

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CAHRO’s own Brian Levin talks about the arrest of an Israeli-Amering in connection with the Jewish center bomb threats

By | March 24th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

“Levin expressed concern that the arrest of a Jewish suspect would embolden the very people most likely to carry out anti-Semitic acts.”

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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