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Hate Crimes

The Dangers of Being Transgender -- The Attack On Jacie Leopold

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

On the night of the company Christmas party, Jacie was struck in the face by a coworker who will remain unnamed at this time. She was knocked unconscious. To stop the violence we all have to stand up for people like Jacie and show the world that transgender people are just that -- people.

Sitcoms Do Matter

Zarqa Nawaz | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Zarqa Nawaz

Muslims are the most despised group in America today, according to researchers. More people hate Muslims than gay people, Asians, Jews and Mexicans, a...

A Story of Hope and Healing: "My Hope Overcomes My Despair"

Dina Sayedahmed | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Dina Sayedahmed

"I would never take advantage of this tragedy or these circumstances to preach our faith," Yousef Abu-Salha said in a phone interview. "But what I wou...

Islamophobia; Why Care or Take a Stand?

Anya Cordell | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Anya Cordell

"Thank you so much for your program! I'm Muslim, but no one here knows it." This confession sent chills down my spine, evoking the histories of when others felt compelled to secretly whisper: "I'm Jewish, but no one knows it".

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...

Meet the Refugees Living in America: Single Mothers, LGBT Youths and Victims of ISIS

Larry Womack | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Larry Womack

Most people hoping to arrive in the US as refugees are put through an entirely different process that is itself no less than harrowing. Before they can get asylum in the US, they must seek refuge in another nation, which refers them to an office of the UN High Commissioner. If they are determined to meet eligibility criteria and the US is deemed a good fit, the refugee's documented history, fingerprints and even eye scans are scrutinized.

It's Time to Rehumanize Muslims and Jews

Jon Letman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Jon Letman

Growing up Jewish in America, I was never encouraged to associate with Muslims. It's not that anyone ever said, "don't talk to those people" -- there ...

Florida Man Trashes Mosque, Leaves Bacon At Front Door

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

A suspect has been arrested after a mosque in Florida was found vandalized and defiled on New Year's Day. Michael Scott Wolfe, 35, was arrested Monda...

The Monster of Our Own Creation

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

With our worship of wealth and our love of trash, combined with our historical racism and xenophobia, so entrenched that a Supreme Court justice feels free to spew racism from the bench, we run the risk of getting exactly the president that we deserve.

How We Can Live in Harmony

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 12.22.2015 | Religion
Sajdah Nubee

In light of recent events surrounding Islamophobia, I attended an Interfaith Rally Against Hate (IRAH) in Baltimore, MD organized by activist Tariq Toure of MuslimArc and Pastor Jason Chestnut of the Slate Project.

They're Coming for Me....

Walter G. Meyer | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Walter G. Meyer

It may be about Mexicans yesterday. Gays today. Muslims tomorrow. But as the Reverend Niemoller assured us, each of our days will come. If we do not stand together against hate, we can each die individually as its accomplices.

Study: In Wake of Terror, Anti-Muslim Crimes Escalate

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks of November, 13 that left 130 dead and the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack of December 2 that killed 14 and left another 22 wounded, anti-Muslim hate crime attacks appear to have risen sharply across the United States to a level nearly three times the monthly average of the last five years.

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Have Tripled Since Attacks In Paris, San Bernardino

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Americans may fear the threat of international terrorism, but Muslims in the U.S. are facing terror at home. Hate crimes against Muslim Americans hav...

Why I Oppose Anti-Muslim Hate -- as an Asian American and with Every Part of my Identity

Christopher Kang | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Christopher Kang

On December 16, 2015, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans held a rally to declare that opposing anti-Muslim hate and xenophobia will be on...

About The Average Sikh

Harmeet Matta | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Harmeet Matta

We have learned through our forefathers that hate does not last, and love and truth eventually overcome. You may feel big by attacking us, but with each blow you only strengthen our resolve. You have bullied our children in schools, attacked our places of worship all in your skewed misinformed and small view of the world.

One Simple Way to Fight Hate With Yoga

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Swami Vivekananda, an Indian thinker who brought yoga to the West in the late 19th century, said: "This world is slowly going on; let it go slowly...

Woman's Lawsuit Claims Cop Called Her 'Dyke,' Assaulted Her During False Arrest

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn woman who alleges a police officer called her a homophobic slur before assaulting and falsely arresting her is suing New York C...

WWJD? Vandalize A Mosque.

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 12.13.2015 | Religion

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Vandals spray-painted graffiti at two mosques in the Southern California city of Hawthorne and left a device that look...

Hate; We Can Beat It!

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Adrian Kamalii

There is fear, terror, actual violence, palpable hate, attacks, and senseless shootings. It is suffocating. It is degrading. It is vile. It is a...

There's Been a Shooting

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 12.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

After a few moments of music, the disc jockey breaks in and says words that don't quite register: "shootings" and "North Valley Jewish Community Center" and "at least three children wounded" and "there may be more than one shooter." These words finally seep into your consciousness and you yell, "Oh my God!"

My Father's Death Taught Me About Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America

Nida Khan | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Nida Khan

As my family and I dealt with the immense sudden loss of a loved one, it became apparent just how much disregard was given to my father's life and well-being. The Bordentown Township police department would not return phone calls as we searched for clarity as to what exactly happened.

Why Hate Speech by Presidential Candidates Is Despicable

Robert Reich | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

I'm not suggesting Trump, Carson, Fiorina, or any other presidential candidate is directly to blame for hate crimes erupting across America. But by virtue of their standing as presidential candidates, their words carry particular weight. They have a responsibility to calm people with the truth rather than stir them up with lies.

Muslim Taxi Driver Shot In Pittsburgh On Thanksgiving Day

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

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Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.

Black Tape, White Wonder: Harvard Law's Reaction to My Everyday Experience

Derecka Purnell | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Derecka Purnell

Black students experience black tape all of the time at Harvard Law. We see black tape when white students overaggressively challenge the intelligence of Black and/or women professors in the classroom.