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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.

Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

By | October 16th, 2017|Hate Crimes, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has dispatched an experienced federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student last year, a highly unusual move that officials said was personally initiated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In taking the

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Inside an ‘Unprecedented’ Increase in Campus White-Supremacist Recruiting

By | October 10th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

ate fliers are appearing on more and more college campuses, largely through the efforts of white-supremacist groups looking to make inroads there. Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, discusses what’s behind the trend, and what college administrators need to understand to confront this tactic….

Read more in The Chronicle

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WHITE NATIONALISM IS AS MUCH OF A THREAT TO U.S. AS ISIS, FBI’S OPEN INVESTIGATIONS SHOW

By | September 28th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The threat of white nationalist violence in the U.S. is at least as big a threat as that posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) and similar groups, the FBI revealed Wednesday.

Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that there are currently 1,000 open investigations into domestic terrorist groups and another

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A September of Racist Incidents: Assaults and race-related posters and graffiti afflict college campuses across the U.S., inflaming students as the academic year begins.

By | September 22nd, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The attack that left a black Cornell University student bloodied last week may be the most severe racially charged incident on college campuses in the early weeks of the academic year, but it is far from the only one.

Experts say these apparently racially motivated events are nothing new in academe, though they’ve gained more visibility

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Cornell U. Announces Steps After Apparent Hate Crime

By | September 19th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes|

Cornell University is taking steps to “be a more equitable, inclusive, and welcoming university” after a student was hospitalized in what is being investigated as a possible hate crime, Martha E. Pollack, the university’s president, said in a written statement on Sunday.

On Friday a black student was physically assaulted and called racial slurs. One

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Rim of the World Unified employees mock-lynched black baby doll in office; quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin

By | September 1st, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Months after the Rim of the World Unified School District was embroiled in controversy over the Confederate flag, district employees mock-lynched a black baby doll on a public bulletin board, removing it only after a parent complained to district officials.

“‘This can’t really be what I think it is,’” Jenny Thompson recalled.

Thompson works for Rim of

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Congressman Plans Bill to Push Colleges to Deal with Hate Crimes

By | September 1st, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes|

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — In an effort to clamp down on hate crimes on campus, a U.S. Congressman announced plans Thursday to introduce a bill that would deny federal financial aid to colleges and universities that don’t develop adequate plans to respond to hate crimes. Institutions of higher education would also be required to educate

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Cites CAHRO’s own Brian Levin: L.A. sees surge in hate crimes during first half of 2017, data show

By | August 25th, 2017|Hate Crimes|

The number of hate crimes in Los Angeles and other major cities rose in the first half of 2017 amid more polarized politics and protests, according to new data.

The Los Angeles Police Department documented a 12.6% increase in hate crimes in the first half of 2017, 161 compared to

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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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