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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.

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….

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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