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Black Californians Are the Number One Target of Hate Crimes
July 15, 2021
Miya Ponsetto, the Piru, California woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone at a New York City Hotel in December 2020, has been charged with a hate crime. Two Californian men have been charged with a hate crime in Oregon for allegedly assaulting a Black gas station attendant. A Berkeley woman was charged with a hate crime after she allegedly harassed a Black Amazon delivery driver, shouting racial slurs at him and physically stopping his attempts to escape the confrontation. ... read more »
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds the Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act
June 4, 2021
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today voted to pass H.R.1843, the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which aims to combat the rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Todd Spitzer Launches New Hate Crimes Unit in Orange County
May 11, 2021
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer today announced that his office has created a new unit that will focus on hate crimes. ... read more »
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Biden Administration to Appoint Kristen Clarke to Key Civil Rights Post
January 21, 2021
Clarke’s appointment adds even more diversity to an incoming administration that has kept its campaign promise to ensure that top staff and cabinet members reflect all of America. “Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” Biden said in a statement. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Launches ‘L.A. VS Hate’ Campaign to Challenge Hate Crime Increase
August 27, 2020
From January through July, the 2-1-1 hotline received 256 calls reporting hate. In response the County is launching the ‘L.A. VS Hate’ Campaign. It is a 3-part strategy to bring the County under one mission of unity, create a system to make reporting hate crime easier, and finally to expand the capacity to act when faced with a hate crime. The campaign uses art inspired programs to uplift the unity in a diversified community. Artists are invited to participate in creative interventions to share a common passion with all residents.   ... read more »
Trump Denies the Rise of White Nationalism Amid New Zealand Massacre 
March 21, 2019
Although Trump does not see an increase in White nationalism around the world, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) statistics on hate groups proves otherwise.   ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: How Do We Build a Culture of Kindness, Forgiveness & Compassion?
February 7, 2019
The question I ponder is how do we build a culture of kindness, forgiveness and compassion? ... read more »
L.A. County Pushes Back Against Hate Crimes
July 19, 2018
Hate crimes statewide increased by more than 17 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 982 to 1,013, according to the California Department of Justice. ... read more »
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Report: Blacks Most Frequent Target of Hate Crimes in OC
June 8, 2017
Hate crimes and incidents spiked following the election of President Donald Trump in November, according to figures in a staff report of the Orange County Human Relations Commission released Thursday June 1. ... read more »
Do Not Be Complacent In The Face Of Hate
November 28, 2016
Since Election Day, there has been a disheartening spike in hate crimes and harassment ... read more »
2015 Hate Crime Report Released
October 5, 2016
The Commission on Human Relations talks to the public about the increases of hate crimes and incidents in 2015 ... read more »
Report: Hate Crimes Up from 2014
August 11, 2016
Reported hate crimes in Orange County numbered 44 last year ... read more »
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