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.

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

When Asian Americans Hear Hate Crime, We Think of Vincent Chin

By |June 22nd, 2015|

Let the hate crime investigations begin in South Carolina, though some say it’s not needed; they’ll push for the death penalty regardless.

But I say, if hate is present, we should acknowledge it, if we care about the truth. The hate crime route is worth it. It’s just not an easy journey.

Asian Americans know all too

Why It’s So Hard to Gauge Level of Hate Crimes in U.S.

By |June 19th, 2015|

The fatal shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., by a white gunman has been called a hate crime by the city’s chief of police. But a civil rights nonprofit that tracks hate crimes says chronic underreporting makes it impossible to determine the extent of racially motivated incidents in South

Mass shooting at church in Charleston resonates far beyond

By |June 19th, 2015|

He arrived at the Calhoun Street church at 8:17 p.m., a pale, gaunt young man with a fishbowl haircut and putty-like features. He passed under the great steeple of Emanuel AME and opened the tall wooden door. He wore a gray sweatshirt and a dark pouch around his waist.

He was not entering just any church,

Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Is Captured

By |June 18th, 2015|

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The gunman wanted in the killing of nine people at a prayer meeting at a historic black church in this city’s downtown area was taken into custody Thursday morning in North Carolina.

Charleston’s police chief, Greg Mullen, said the suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, 21,

Across North Carolina, Muslim Students Take Stock of a Trying Semester

By |March 11th, 2015|

On the campus of the University of North Carolina here — and at nearby North Carolina State University — memories of the February killings of three young Muslims still linger.

Read more in  The Chronicle of Higher Education.


CAHRO’s Brian Levin: Motive Sought in Horrendous Killings of Muslim Students

By |February 20th, 2015|

The horrendous killings of three young Muslim-American university students near the University of North Carolina by an atheist man Tuesday evening has prompted authorities there to look at the incident as a possible hate crime. Initial police statements citing a dispute over a parking space as a potential motive were subsequently expanded to include a

Funerals Planned for 3 Muslim Students Killed in North Carolina

By |February 12th, 2015|

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — This college town and its neighboring cities awoke Thursday to a day of grief as families prepared to lay to rest three Muslim students shot dead in their condominium complex in a crime that has stunned the community with its senselessness.

Read more in The New York Times.

The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland

By |January 30th, 2015|

It was close to 5 o’clock on the afternoon of Nov. 4, 2013, and Sasha Fleischman was riding the 57 bus home from school. An 18-year-old senior at a small private high school, Sasha wore a T-shirt, a black fleece jacket, a gray newsboy cap and a gauzy white skirt. For much of the long