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Obama Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes Bill Signed Into Law 11 Years After Matthew Shepard's Death

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama signed major civil rights legislation on Wednesday, making it a federal hate crime to assault people based on sexual orientation, gend...

Race Crimes Around Country Spurred By Obama's Win

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents ar...