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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.

Should Students Be Expelled for Posting Racist Videos?

By | January 29th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Wake Forest University announced this week that a student is no longer enrolled there after posting a video in which she referred to her residential adviser with a racial slur. Just days before, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa expelled a student after she posted a video on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Bill Would Require Stronger Campus Hate-Crime Reporting

By | January 29th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes|

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s public colleges and universities would be required to develop stronger policies for reporting and documenting campus hate crimes and bias incidents under a measure introduced in the General Assembly on Friday in response to the stabbing of a Black Bowie State University student at the University of Maryland.

Democratic Delegate Angela

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LGBTQ college student is stabbed 20 times in an ‘act of rage,’ but was it a hate crime?

By | January 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

They both went to high school at the elite Orange County School of the Arts, but the classmates weren’t particularly close.

Blaze Bernstein, home on winter break from the University of Pennsylvania, messaged with Samuel Woodward on Snapchat. On Jan. 2, Woodward drove over and picked him up….

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Senator Insists Trump Used ‘Vile and Racist’ Language

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday offered a vague denial about the language he chose to use about immigrants during a private meeting with lawmakers at the White House on Thursday, when he reportedly referred to African nations as “shithole countries.”

But Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of

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Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to

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Hate Crimes Rise in 9 Major US Cities in 2017, Preliminary Data Show

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes|

The number of hate crimes in major U.S. cities rose for the third consecutive year last year, driven by attacks on Jews, Muslims, blacks and LGBT people, preliminary police data exclusively provided to VOA show.

At least 1,056 hate crimes were committed in nine of nation’s largest cities in 2017, an increase of 18 percent from

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Police often ill-equipped to handle hate crimes

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

Less than half of people who are victims of hate crimes file reports with police, and an even lesser percentage see a conviction. In an attempt to examine the scale and effects of hate crimes in the U.S., ProPublica earlier this year launched the project “Documenting Hate.” The project’s manager, journalist Rachel Glickhouse, joins Alison

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Why is collecting accurate hate crime statistics so difficult?

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Allison Kolarik was making signs for an upcoming ‘Stand Against Hate’ rally in Asbury Park on Sept. 3 when she heard two guys yelling at her friends outside.
“There were certain things said like, I hate you people, I hate liberals,” she said. “I just walked out of the

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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….

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