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.

Can racist tweets help predict hate crimes? L.A. is about to find out

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Can police prevent hate crimes by monitoring racist banter on social media?

Researchers will be testing this concept over the next three years in Los Angeles, marking a new frontier in efforts by law enforcement to predict and prevent crimes.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

 

Violence in Sacramento shows old and new faces of white extremism

By |June 28th, 2016|

The two groups at the center of a violent Sacramento rally that left at least seven people with stab wounds on the Capitol grounds Sunday represent a marriage of the past and future of white supremacist organizations, experts and law enforcement officials said.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

California near top of anti-Semitism list, ADL audit shows

By |June 24th, 2016|

Swastikas painted on sidewalks and walkways. Anti-Semitic taunts in a middle school campus, on a public bus, in the street. Harassing anti-Semitic voice mails.

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily News.

A Statement from the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission and Office of Human Relations Regarding the Shooting in Orlando

By |June 15th, 2016|

(SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA) The Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission and Office of Human Relations is releasing the following statement to join the Nation and the LGBTQ community in grieving the victims of Orlando’s mass shooting that left 49 dead and 53 injured, and condemning the unspeakable act of hate and intolerance. Harry Adams, Chair

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism

By |June 14th, 2016|

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism-California State University, San Bernardino expresses its shock and revulsion at the horrible hate motivated attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We reiterate our unwavering support of our friends and neighbors who are members and supporters of the LGBTQ community. We must come together as

Today the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations released this statement regarding the recent shooting in Orlando, Florida.

By |June 14th, 2016|

“The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations expresses our most profound sympathies and condolences to the people, their families, friends and communities, whose lives were so brutally ravaged by the recent violence in Orlando.

“The outrageous act of hate violence in Orlando occurred on “Latin Night” at Pulse, a premiere gay club. Most of the

An Idaho town grapples with an ugly mix — high school football, racism and rape

By |May 26th, 2016|

It began with racist taunts and pranks, escalated to physical harassment and ended, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Idaho, in a horrific act of rape by three white high school football players against their mentally disabled, African American teammate.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

Surge in anti-Muslim bullying seen in wake of San Bernardino, Paris terror attacks

By |March 7th, 2016|

MERIDEN, Conn. >> In response to a surge in reports of anti-Muslim bullying — students being called terrorists, having their head scarves ripped off and facing bias even from teachers — schools are expanding on efforts deployed in the past to help protect gays, racial minorities and other marginalized groups.

 

Read more in the Los

L.A. County probes increase in hate crimes against Muslims and Sikhs

By |March 2nd, 2016|

Los Angeles County officials are investigating an apparent surge in hate crimes targeting Muslims late last year.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

Anaheim is land of Disney, not Ku Klux Klan, dismayed residents say, features CAHRO’s Rusty Kennedy

By |March 2nd, 2016|

For many Anaheim residents, it was not enough Sunday simply to condemn a Ku Klux Klan rally that turned violent over the weekend.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.