Tag: Election

Hate Incidents Seven Times More Common in Post-Election Week

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a report on Friday revealing that it has collected 701 incidents of hate in the week directly following the election, from November 9 to November 16. Also on Friday, the FBI released its annual hate crimes report, revealing that 5,818 single-bias incidents occurred…

NY Attorney General Calls for Vigilance on Hate Crimes

In light of the recent surge in hate crimes across the country, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging law enforcement to identify and prosecute those that occur. Schneiderman held a meeting with civil rights leaders Thursday to discuss the sharp increase in hate crimes, which the Southern Poverty…

Don't Like Trump or Clinton Vote for the Next SCOTUS Appointee

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote against Trump pushing his hateful agenda into the Supreme Court. This is the message behind a new ad from People for the American Way, an organization that fights for equality, freedom and diversity. As Election Day draws nearer, many Americans are dissatisfied…

How to Drive out the Crucial Latino Vote

According to Pew Research Center, the United States electorate for the 2016 election will be the most diverse ever, comprised of 31 percent eligible minority voters. The primary driving force in this number, up from 29 percent in 2012, is the 17 percent increase in eligible Latino voters. Related Story:…

Black Voters 'Shortchanged' by Obama Presidency, Says Diddy

Rapper and business mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs insisted this weekend that Black voters “hold our vote” this upcoming election until a candidate makes issues for Blacks a priority in the campaign, adding that Black voters who put President Barack Obama into office “got a little bit shortchanged.” “This is politics….

Black Voters Have Plenty to Lose With Trump

By Jesse Jackson Race — always a subtext in American politics — has moved center stage in this year’s presidential campaign. Republican Donald Trump called Democrat Hillary Clinton a “bigot.” Clinton responded by using Trump’s words of racial offense against him. History suggests both parties have fallen short on racial…

Rock the Vote Drives Young Voters to Polls

After 26 years, Rock the Vote continues to emphasize the importance of voting to the nation’s youngest voters. “Rock the Vote can take credit for registering millions of young people to vote over the years, and they’ve been persistent and creative in doing it,” said Barry Burden, a political science…

U.K.'s Vote a Warning to U.S.

The pandering to older, lower-income, uneducated voters with anti-immigration rhetoric has many parallels with Trump’s GOP campaign. By Sheryl Estrada U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage’s use of anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobia while fanning the fears of white, working-class Britons helped usher in a referendumvote to leave the European…

Darker President Obama Pictures Make White People Feel Threatened

By Sheryl Estrada Seeing an altered photo of President Barack Obama with a darker skin complexion made white people report allegiance to the Tea Party movement, according to a study. The photo was a part of a psychological experiment to demonstrate a causal link between Tea Party support and racial…