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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.

Police Failed on Many Fronts at Charlottesville Rally, Review Finds

By | December 1st, 2017|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

The police badly mishandled white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Va., in August, by failing to coordinate among agencies, give officers the gear they needed or keep protesters and counterprotesters separate, a former federal prosecutor reported on Friday.

In a report more than 200 pages long, Timothy

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L.A. County hate crimes linked to white supremacists jumped 67% in 2016, study finds

By | November 17th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Los Angeles County saw a surge in reported hate crimes last year linked to white supremacists, with a wave of incidents targeting Jews, Muslims and African Americans, according to a study released Thursday.

Immigrants have also been targeted, prompting officials to call in sheriff’s deputies to maintain calm at public meetings….

Read more in the Los

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Transgender people are being killed at a record pace in U.S., advocacy groups say

By | November 17th, 2017|Hate Crimes, LGBT|

At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to advocacy groups that have been monitoring the grim phenomenon and seeking ways to reduce the toll.

The Human Rights Campaign, in a report released Friday, calculated

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Racist, Violent, Unpunished: A White Hate Group’s Campaign of Menace

By | October 27th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

ProPublica spent weeks examining one distinctive group at the center of the violence in Charlottesville: an organization called the Rise Above Movement, one of whose members was the white man dispensing beatings near Emancipation Park Aug. 12.

The group, based in Southern California, claims more than 50 members and a singular purpose: physically attacking its ideological

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Rising number of racist incidents at Cal State Long Beach

By | October 19th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A racist message was found on the wall in a bathroom at Cal State Long Beach, last week, targeting black students.

The language was so offensive that university president Jane Close Conoley emailed the entire campus to vigorously condemn it….

Read more at 89.3-FM KPCC.

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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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