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.
News from CAHRO’s own Brian Levin: Hate crimes against gays, Muslims around November election help drive rise in hate crimes
It’s not your imagination: Hate crimes were up last year — across the nation, state and closer to home.
In 2016, 230 hate crimes were committed in Los Angeles, according to by California State University , San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, up 15 percent over the year before. In Orange County,