Tag: Hate Crimes

College Campuses Erupt in Hate Incidents

Following the election of Donald Trump on November 9, incidents of “hateful intimidation and harassment” have occurred in record numbers, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). As of November 14 the group has collected 437 reports just since the election. “Since Donald Trump won the election we’ve seen…

Louisiana Extends Hate Crime Protections to Police

Louisiana on Thursday became the first state in the nation to include law enforcement officers as a protected class under hate-crime law, treating attacks on public safety workers the same as attacks motivated by race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. The “Blue Lives Matter” bill was signed into law…

Were Chapel Hill Killings a Hate Crime

By Albert Lin Members of a North Carolina community are mourning the deaths of three Muslim students who were shot and killed by a white man, with some calling the Chapel Hill murders a hate crime. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in…

Racial Tension at UCLA School of Law Continues to Escalate

By Julissa Catalan A Black UCLA student is receiving racist hate mail after trying to bring attention to the lack of diversity within the university’s law programs. Alexis Gardener and some of her classmates produced a nine-minute video titled 33, in which students speak candidly about their experiences as the…