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Islamophobia In The U.S.: A Running List We Really Wish Didn't Exist

Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

After last year's terror attacks in Paris and mass shooting in San Bernardino, California -- and amidst a surge in anti-Muslim rhetoric from U.S. poli...

Man Indicted For Hate Crimes In Robbery Of Teen With No Arms

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.03.2016 | Crime

A New York man accused of robbing a disabled teen was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on charges of robbery and assault, both as hate crimes. Staten...

Three Black Women Claim They Were Beaten By White Students On A Bus

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

Three black female State University of New York Albany students alleged they were victims of a hate crime when a group of white students harassed and ...

Virginia Man Charged In Anti-Gay Assault At Amazon Facility

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A man arrested last year after allegedly attacking a gay co-worker at an Amazon fulfillment center in Virginia is now facing a federal h...

Louisiana Cop Targeted Hispanic Drivers In Traffic Thefts: Police

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.31.2015 | Crime

A Louisiana police officer is facing felony charges after authorities say he targeted and robbed motorists who didn't speak English in a series of tr...

Dream Life

Lukáš Houdek | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lukáš Houdek

Things do not always turn out the way others want them to. Sometimes you mess it up just by being born gay in a small Czech town where you don't have ...

Robber Calls Clerk A 'Terrorist' Before Shooting Him In The Face

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.15.2015 | Crime

A Michigan store clerk is recovering after being shot in the face and called a "terrorist" by an armed robber who may have perpetrated a hate ...

Police: Person Detained Over Arson At Southern California Mosque

AP/The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.12.2015 | Crime

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Man Viciously Beaten For Being Muslim Was Aided By Loyal Customers

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Sarker Haque, 53, a store owner from Astoria, Queens, was beaten in broad daylight on Saturday by a man who reportedly told him, "I'll kill Muslims."...

A Running List Of Shameful Islamophobic Acts Since The Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.08.2015 | Crime

There have been near-daily reports of retaliations against Muslims in the United States and Canada since the self-described Islamic State claimed resp...

Gay Man's Alleged Murderer May Have Been His Boyfriend's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A 22-year-old Texas man is accused of kidnapping and killing a gay man in what the victim's parents believe was a hate crime.  David Jame...

Uber Driver Says Man Mistook Him For Muslim, Threatened To Kill Him

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

Samson Woldemichael is a Christian. But the 40-year-old Ethiopian immigrant and father of two, who works as an Uber driver in North Carolina, says he ...

Washington State Man Jailed After Attacking Three Gay Seattle Men

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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Two Men Allegedly Beaten By Mob Over Confederate Flag Decal

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

Salt Lake City police are still searching for six or seven black men seen on video allegedly pummeling two white men over a Confederate f...

Here's How Matthew Shepard's Tragic Death Changed U.S. Politics

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This past week marked the 17-year anniversary since Matthew Shepard was targeted and brutally killed for being gay in Wy...

Texan Who Filmed 'Knockout' Of Elderly Black Man Is Going To Prison

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 29-year-old white man from Texas who filmed himself committing a "knockout game" assault an elderly black man was sentenced to nearly...

Here's Why Hate Crimes Happen

Lakhpreet Kaur | Posted 09.14.2015 | Religion
Lakhpreet Kaur

Sadly, many Americans were ignorant about their Sikh-American neighbors before the 9/11 crisis. And, when people don't know much about a group, they're likely to stereotype against them. So, a deeper education about Sikh-Americans may help prevent hate crimes against them.

Recent Rash of Hate Crimes in San Francisco

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 09.14.2015 | San Francisco
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

As I passed Little Zion Baptist Church on the corner of Divis and Ellis, I noticed something on the sidewalk. A swastika.

I Am Sikh. I Am American. Being Both Should Not Be So Difficult.

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.12.2015 | Religion
Sahaj Kohli

I am the first person in my family who was born and raised in America -- something I've always recognized as a core part of my identity and, more importantly, in my ongoing identity crisis. I am American. I am Indian. I am Sikh. But I've always considered myself American first.

Inderjit Singh Mukker, Chicago-Area Sikh, Allegedly Attacked And Called 'Terrorist,' 'Bin Laden'

HuffPost India | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion

UPDATE, September 15:  DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced on Tuesday that "after further investigation a...

Black Family Faces Racial Slurs And Threats During Family Reunion

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices

Kanisha Allen, 27, and her family had to end their family reunion at Rollins Lake in Nevada County, Sacramento early after becoming victims ...

Trans Man Sues NYPD For Discrimination After Alleged Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- A transgender Manhattan man says the New York City Police Department repeatedly impeded his attempts to report an alleged hate crime, and ...

Racial Slur Burned Into Florida Man's Front Lawn

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices

A man in Palm Bay, Florida, says his family feels threatened after vandals used a chemical to burn the racial slur n***** into his front lawn. Courtn...

Fox News Gets Schooled On Why WDBJ Shooting Isn't Necessarily An Anti-White Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media

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Kansas City Calls for Action and Healing in Response to Tamara Dominguez's Murder

Randall Jenson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randall Jenson

The murder of trans women, particularly trans women of color, is a real epidemic facing our nation. We demand immediate attention on both local and national levels to end this violence.