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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.

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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Oppression in America: ‘To root this out we need a movement against racist policies’

By | June 6th, 2018|Hate Crimes|

It seems as though every single day, the list grows.

Waiting in a coffee shop while black. Selling real estate while black. Moving in while black. Napping while black. Working out while black.

Ever since a Starbucks in the Philadelphia area came under national scrutiny for calling the police on two black

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L.A. consular officials receive training on hate crimes from Anti-Defamation League

By | June 1st, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The picture flashed before two dozen people gathered at Los Angeles’ Mexican Consulate.

It showed a 25-year-old man, an immigrant from Mexico, lying on a hospital bed after being beaten about a decade ago in a Pennsylvania town.

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Hate crimes jump for fourth straight year in largest U.S. cities, study shows

By | May 16th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

Hate crimes in the nation’s 10 largest cities increased by 12 percent last year, reaching the highest level in more than a decade, according to a report released Monday by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino.

The center analyzed hate-crime data reported

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Riverside man accused of hanging noose on fence to intimidate mixed-race neighbors

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

A Riverside man has been accused of hanging a noose to intimidate a mixed-race family — the first prosecution of the state anti-hate law in Inland Southern California since the Legislature added nooses to the statute nine years ago.

Levi Jared Grant Lehman, 30, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Feb. 16. He has been

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