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Hate Crimes

Mom Accused Of Doing Horrific Things To Daughter For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A New Mexico woman could face hate crime charges after allegedly beating and sexually abusing her 17-year-old daughter, who identifies as a lesbian. ...

4 Ways to Deal With the Dreaded 'Haters' in Your Life

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Luckily, most people in the world are nice. But when that occasional 'hater' pops up, what should you do? I'll have some suggestions for you here in a bit. But let me first give you an example from my life.

Actress Testifies for Homeless Victims

Street Sense | Posted 07.11.2014 | DC
Street Sense

"It is time for Congress to act," emphasized actress Susan Sarandon during a recent congressional briefing about violence against the homeless. "We can't allow these people to be invisible any longer."

Police Investigating Two Possible Hate Crimes From SF Pride Weekend

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 (Reuters) - Police are investigating two physical attacks during San Francisco's gay pride celebration over the weekend as pos...

Can You Pre-empt a Hate Crime?

Nedda Alammar | Posted 06.27.2014 | Women
Nedda Alammar

Why is it that the real shock value in random acts of racism comes more from the source out of which it comes, than the statements themselves? It's always comes from someone you never think. And maybe that's why it's so shocking.

Police Investigating Cop Killers For White Supremacy Links

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: Authorities in Nevada identified the suspects as Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda Miller, 22. June 9 (Reuters) - Law enforcement offi...

In Support of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

As religious people, we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. There's not a qualifier to that command. Love one another. That is the basis of community, religious or otherwise.

A War on Women

Lauren Hersh | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women
Lauren Hersh

There is a war on women and we can no longer afford to classify this gender-based violence as "random and isolated.

UCSB Community Stands in Solidarity After Hate Crime

Madison Medeiros | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Madison Medeiros

With regular concerts in the parks and a plethora of student organizations, Isla Vista seems like paradise on the outside. But once you look past the sea of beautiful people, the organic foods, and kegs lining Del Playa, you'll find a community where darkness easily hides, overshadowed by dub-step and glistening sunsets.

The Case Against Vincent Chin

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime
Frank H. Wu

I am less anxious about the threat from the Ku Klux Klan and skinheads than I am the possibility that an ordinary guy across the bar, with economic unease and too much booze, turn outs to be savage enough for violence.

'Extreme Ways' Go on in Russia With Misuse of Anti-Extremism Laws

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The first thing you'll hear upon arrival at the Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal in Russia's capital is a warning that no "extremist activities" will be tolerated by law enforcement, suggesting it's a government priority Number One these days. And it is, kind of.

Natchez Burning Will Sear Its Story Into the Reader's Mind

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Once you start this book you will not be able to put it aside. It may burn your fingers but it cannot be dropped. It is compelling reading that awes, repels and entertains all at the same time. It is the book we have been waiting for Iles to write. It has finally arrived and we are all the better for it.

Bringing in Elijah

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

We, like all Americans, hold a share of the guilt for what happened in Kansas City because we have failed to keep effective gun control legislation at the top of the national agenda -- if it ever really has been there at all.

Glenn Miller: Now and Then

Frank Islam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Frank Islam

This Glenn Miller's actions have brought great sadness to our nation. His name, however, brings to mind another Glenn Miller. That Glenn Miller's actions have brought great joy to the nation from the 1930s until today.

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

Feds To Probe Hate Crimes Link In Kansas Shootings

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in s...

Kansas Murder Suspect Is Hate Leader Who Cut Deal With Feds

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, the alleged triple murderer who defiantly yelled "Heil Hitler" from the back of a rain spattered patrol car in Overland Park, KS on Sunday afternoon is a notorious, though exiled, hate group leader with a criminal record that dates back decades.

Is Maxim 'The Hatchet' Martsinkevich a Political Prisoner?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

This Russian neo-Nazi activist is facing a second prison term. Could he be prosecuted unfairly?

Hot 97's Shani Kulture and WBLS' Barbara De Laleu Present 'The Kulture Movement'

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 06.08.2014 | Black Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Creating "The Kulture Movement" as an initiative to help influence young adults was the original idea but instead with the help of influential friend, Barbara De Laleu, Shani Kulture set his plan in motion as a social issue that needs be addressed by the masses.

Shot Fired At Mosque Prompts Call For FBI Hate Crime Probe

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

An American-Islamic advocacy group is calling for an FBI hate crime probe after a shot was fired at one of the largest mosques in the Chicago area Tue...

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal In Swastika Branding Case

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to review the hate crime conviction of a New Mexico man who participated in branding a swastika on t...

Texas Dentist Makes Awesome Move For Victim Of Gay Pride Attack

Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

A Texas dentist is being praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates nationwide after providing free dental care to the ...

Gen Y: A Mother's View

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Fifty
Rea Nolan Martin

For me, this generation holds more hope than any previous generation I could name, including my own.

White Cis Gay Men Need to Realize Discrimination Still Exists

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

We have to address the fact that a white, cisgender, gay man living in N.Y.C. who doesn't feel like he's being discriminated against does not speak for the whole community.