Though I am also going to put this up on the side of my page, I feel this is worth making a post as well… First let’s remember that since 2016 with Trump and his hate inspired, biased speeches and campaigns, it should come as no surprise that hate-groups, hate organizations and activity have grown, also.
As the following site (where you can report your hate crime) states:
The Voice/Black Voice News is fully committed to tackling the uneven documentation of hate crimes and hate speech by partnering with New America Media (http://newamericamedia.org/), a leader in promoting the work of ethnic media organizations.
New America Media’s Documenting Hate Project is spearheaded by the not-for-profit news outlet ProPublica (www.propublica.org/). Despite tracking efforts by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to ProPublica, “. . . there’s no reliable data on the nature or prevalence of the violence.”
There has been an alarming increase in reports of hate incidents nationwide since the 2016 election. Such reports range from vandalism and hate-fueled graffiti (as experienced in San Jacinto last week), to physical attacks and shootings.
Currently, there is heightened fear and anxiety in immigrant and minority communities, fueled in part by 2016 campaign rhetoric, in addition to some statements and policies from the current administration. Despite fear, it is vital to have a course of action when such incidents occur.
The number of hate related incidents reported in 2016 was unprecedented. SPLC noted such crimes increased by three percent over 2015, to a total of 917. The organization’s annual hate map (www.splcenter.org/hate-map) lists groups and organizations that target people based on race, religion, or sexual orientation. Also, according to SPLC, in 2016, the nation experienced its second straight year over year increase in the number of hate groups.
Sadly I have either heard of or know people who have been or are victimized by hate since Trump came into the position he is. It’s as though he made all the hate filled and biased bigots come out proudly, knowing they could hide under his terrifying hateful wing, so to speak.
From hate speech to hate crimes, all is worth reporting. Click here to learn more and scroll to the bottom to report and document yours. EVERY VOICE MATTERS!