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A Running List Of Shameful Islamophobic Acts Since The Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.20.2015 | Crime

One week after the massacre of 129 people in Paris, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility, there have been daily reports of retaliat...

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.19.2015 | Gay 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 11.12.2015 | Gay 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 10.18.2015 | Gay 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 09.04.2015 | Gay 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 08.27.2015 | Gay 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.

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey:" A 21st-Century Play for a 21st-Century Audience

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.

Rewriting History or Acknowledging It?

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Michael Putzel

Hauling down the Confederate battle flag from its staff on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in July marked a tectonic shift in white rulers' manipulation of the tragic racial history of the American South. It may have been just the beginning.

Teen Lesbian Couple Attacked In Alleged Hate Crime At Six Flags New England

MassLive | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.02.2015 | Gay Voices

AGAWAM -- Two women were arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking and injuring a lesbian couple they observed kissing at Six Flags New England, a...

Shooting Our Mouths Off

John A. Tures | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Nationwide, we mourn the victims of the Lafayette Theater shooting. It is a particularly sad time for people in West Georgia and East Alabama who knew the shooter, and have to come to grips with someone they know perpetrating such a deed. Yet some want to keep the hate that helped fuel Rusty Houser going.

Dylann Roof Indicted On Federal Hate Crime Charges

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

A grand jury indicted Dylann Roof on federal hate crime charges, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Roof faces 33 federal charges, includin...

Christopher Mathias

Woman Claims NYPD Officer Called Her A 'F**king Dyke' Before Brutally Assaulting Her | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.16.2015 | Black Voices

An NYPD officer is under investigation for a possible hate crime after a Brooklyn woman accused him of assaulting her and calling her homophobic slurs...

The Double Standard In Race Based Violence

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur | Posted 07.01.2015 | Crime
Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur

It may appear that America's very painful journey in dealing with race relations has taken yet another difficult detour. Over the last 22 days, words and phrases characterizing Black and White youth and their behaviors have flooded social media and online news agencies.

Hate Symbols Are Barriers to Progress

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 06.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

Preserving a symbol of slavery and black subjugation sends a threatening and terrifying message that black lives -- and the lives of other oppressed individuals -- do not matter.

To Be a Thorn in the Side

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

A reminder never to be silent in the face of injustice and hopelessness; never to be resigned to a status quo that accepts a widening gap between rich and poor, black and white, and too many atrocities like this one in Charleston.