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Hate Crimes

Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Gay 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.

Lives Guided by Fear: In Honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.

The Killing of Transgender Women: Responding With a Different List

Louis F Graham | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Louis F Graham

Negative attitudes and beliefs about gender nonconforming identities and people alone cannot explain the unrelenting violence against black and brown transgender women.

Someone Defaced Portraits Of Black Professors At Harvard Law School

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.20.2015 | College

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating an incident in which portraits of black faculty at its law school were defaced. Mich...

Applebee's Customer Allegedly Attacked For Speaking Foreign Language

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.08.2015 | Crime

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A woman who was attacked by another woman in a suburban Minneapolis restaurant, allegedly because she was spea...

Hate Crimes Can Be Motivated by Gender Bias, But There Are Tools to Address Them

Lisa Maatz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Lisa Maatz

One of the ways that we can work to decrease and hopefully eliminate hate crimes is to understand the full scope of the problem. But despite annual federal data collection requirements, many cities still fail to report the number of hate crimes in their jurisdictions.

The Post Obama Era: Sick with Regression

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

On November 4, 2008, I remember lying on my couch in a dark room illuminated by a television screen showing that Barack Obama had been elected as the 44th president.

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...

A Tale of Two Tattoos: Love and Hate Crime in Orange County, California

Rick Williams | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Rick Williams

On September 7, 2015, 22-year-old mechanical engineering student Shayan Mazroei was fatally stabbed in a racially-motivated attack outside of Patsy's Pub in Laguna Niguel, California by Craig Tanber -- a known white supremacist, documented gang member, and convicted murderer.

Why LGBTQ Clergy Are Standing Up For Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion

On Thursday Oct. 15, a group of LGBTQ clergy members from around the country will gather in Portland, Oregon for a four-day conference focused on the&...

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.

We Must Do More to Lift Up America's Rich Cultural and Religious Diversity

Anisha Singh | Posted 09.14.2015 | Religion
Anisha Singh

Sikh Americans continue to live in a state of constant vigilance, defending our values, our articles of faith, our patriotism, and our right to live without fear of being accosted or physically attacked for our faith.

Twitter Users Remember The 9/11 Victims We Often Forget

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Simran Jeet Singh was in high school at the time of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He remembers that Sikh and Muslim friends who lived ...

Hate Hits the US: Another American Sikh Targeted

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 09.10.2015 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

The pattern of violence against minority communities in America does not emerge in a vacuum. It can directly be tied to xenophobic statements our public leaders make against minority and immigrant communities. The negative rhetoric has real consequences for real people.

Love Endures All: What I'll Tell My Kids About 9/11

Robyn Passante | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Robyn Passante

When I think about 9/11, I remember the fliers. Thousands of fliers fluttering in the ash-coated breeze during the long nights and days and weeks after the dust had settled but the devastation was still settling in.

3 LGBTQ Homicides of People of Color in Kansas City

Randall Jenson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Randall Jenson

The murders of Jasmine Collins, Tamara Dominguez and Dionte Greene put Kansas City's LGBTQ communities in a state of crisis. 3 LGBTQ homicides, also of people of color, have now occurred in the past year.

A Hate Crime is a Hate Crime No Matter the Color of the Perpetrator

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Flanagan onslaught claimed innocent lives and caused monumental pain and suffering to the victims' families and friends. It dangerously heightens racial distrust and further poisons racial attitudes. This is all the more reason for blacks to quickly and vigorously condemn these attacks.

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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'There Is No Place for Hate in the Immigration Debate'

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

There is nothing patriotic or admirable about hatred and hate-fueled violence. The only acceptable response to hate crimes is unequivocal, strong condemnation. And the same is true for the bias, prejudice and bigoted speech that have recently permeated the immigration conversation.

What It Is Like Having an LGBT Parent: Let's Get the Facts Straight

Marisa Dameron | Posted 08.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Marisa Dameron

My father told me he was gay when I was 13. He said he had known ever since he was a little boy. Growing up Catholic in North Carolina during the 1960s did not present the most welcoming of circumstances for a gay man. For a lot of people, it is difficult to understand.

Hate Crimes in Israel

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The recent hate crimes perpetrated by Israeli Jews against Jews and Arabs have opened a bleeding wound in the Israeli society. It is not the first time that Israelis carry out such crimes against Jews or Arabs.

"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.

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.