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Hate Crimes

'I Am Singh' Addresses Hate Crimes After 9/11

Ankita Rao | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Ankita Rao

Despite an obvious flair for the dramatic, Indian actor-director Puneet Issar chose a New York City mosque rather than the red carpet to premier his Hindi film, "I Am Singh."

Texas Man Gets 37 Years For Bombing Church | Posted 12.01.2011 | Black Voices

A Texas man is facing 37 years in jail for a host of charges, including a hate crime. Steven Scott Cantrell was sentenced to 450 months in federal ...

Police Launch Investigation Into Latest Anti-Semitic Crime In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.23.2011 | New York

The string of anti-Semitic crimes in Brooklyn continues. The New York City Police Department is now investigating an incident in which a swastika ...

The Slippery Slope Of Christendom During Advent

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

It matters not to proclaim Christ has come, that He is with us now, and that He will come again, if we fail to recognize that our beliefs must be the basis for our ethics and for our civility.

LGBT Leadership: Split Hairs and Burnt Bodies

Pete Subkoviak | Posted 01.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Pete Subkoviak

There are many organizations that espouse to support the transgender community, but in light of Shelley Hilliard's charred torso, the actual amount of money and human resources that most LGBT organizations devote to transgender services is insulting.

Violent Hate Speech Incident at Williams College

Tracey E. Vitchers | Posted 01.14.2012 | College
Tracey E. Vitchers

On the morning of November 12, 2011, a student at Williams called the Campus Safety and Security after seeing written on the wall of an upperclass dormitory in permanent black marker, "All N*****s Must Die."

FBI Reports Dramatic Spike in Anti-Muslim Hate Violence

Mark Potok | Posted 01.14.2012 | Crime
Mark Potok

It's not provable precisely how hateful rhetoric from public figures drives criminal violence. But anecdotal evidence suggests the link is a tight one.

New FBI Report Finds Higher Percentages Of Anti-Latino Hate Crimes

Posted 11.14.2011 | Latino Voices

The FBI's annual Hate Crime Statistics report released today reported that 66.6% of victims of ethnically motivated hate crimes in 2010 were "targeted...

Burned Torso Of Missing Detroit Trans Teen Found

Posted 01.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Police have identified a burned torso found on Detroit's east side as belonging to a transgender 19 year old who was reported missing several weeks ag...

David Ramirez

Three Years After Hate Crime, Community Attempts Reconciliation | David Ramirez | Posted 01.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Three years after Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was stabbed to death in a racially motivated attack in New York, residents and religious leaders...

Why the GLBT Community Gets Burned

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 01.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Attacks involving arson are wrought with meaning; the offender wants there to be no doubt that this violence was intentional. In the case of hate crimes, it's a warning: this is what happens when you are gay.

For Unsolved Civil Rights Era Killers Time Is Formidable Accomplice

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime
Brian Levin, J.D.

Time is quickly running out to right the wrongs of a bygone era where the most vicious form of violence and hate ran rampant with seeming impunity.

3 Men Arrested For Stabbing And Setting Gay Man On Fire In Texas

Posted 01.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Update and correction at 4:06PM EST: The Dallas Voice is now reporting that a third man, Mickey Joe Smith, 25, is expected to face the same charges as...

Cristina Costantini

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Spike As Immigration Debate Rages | Cristina Costantini | Posted 04.03.2013 | Latino Voices

Juan Varela was shot in the neck in his front yard in Phoenix, Ariz., last May by his neighbor Gary Kelley. Moments before killing Varela in front of ...

White Supremacists in San Francisco: Conviction Uncovers Underground Network of Hate Groups

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.14.2011 | San Francisco

The conviction of two men in the brutal assault of two Mexican nationals has shed light on an underground network of white supremacist groups operatin...

Remembering Matthew Shepard: 13 Years Later

Waymon Hudson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

As a young gay man, I looked at the pictures of Matthew Shepard's face and could see my own. His life and death inspired me, as I'm sure it did many others, to become involved in the fight against hate, bigotry and inequality.

PHOTOS: Remembering Matthew Shepard, 1976-1998

Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices

In what has been described as a galvanizing moment for America's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, 21-year-old college student ...

Join Lady Gaga's Battle To Change Bullying Law

Lisa Haisha | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
Lisa Haisha

It seems a week can't go by without news of another teen committing suicide due to being bullied. From Jamey Rodemeyer of New York, to James Robinson...

Suffolk Police Failing Residents With Limited English, Need Meaningful Changes [VIDEO]

Ted Hesson | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

Despite touting new translation tools and cursory Spanish-language trainings, Suffolk County police consistently deny basic services to residents with limited English proficiency.

Not In Our Town Documentary On Marcelo Lucero Sparks Anti-Immigrant Discussion

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.19.2011 | Latino Voices

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — Library assistant Gilda Ramos says she was stunned the first time Hispanics in her English language class told her that many had b...

PBS 'Not In Our Town' Documentary Sparks Anti-Immigrant Discussion

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.19.2011 | Latino Voices

By Frank Eltman, Associated Press PATCHOGUE, N.Y. -- Library assistant Gilda Ramos says she was stunned the first time Hispanics in her English lan...

Vigilante Racism and the De-Americanization of Muslim Americans

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

We learn and unlearn, and in the process, the bad behavior of vigilante racism is reinforced. In the process, we de-Americanize many communities of color, perpetuating their image as immigrant Americans rather than full Americans.

One Day Our Change Will Come: A Call to Raise Awareness and End Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

Ja'briel Walthour | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices
Ja'briel Walthour

A look at the national crisis, which has swept across our country and targeted our transgender and gender non-conforming brothers and sisters.

Arrest In Oregon Mosque Firebombing Case

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion

EUGENE, Ore. — Federal officials arrested a 24-year-old man on charges of firebombing an Oregon mosque last year and said he was motivated by ra...

Bachmann's Silence and the Waterloo Murder of a Gay Teen

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

People like Marcellus Richard Andrews deserve to know how a Michele Bachmann presidency would impact their lives. They deserve to know why a leading candidate for president would say hateful things about them.