Demographic trends and economic well-being In many ways, America remains two societies — one black and one white — as measured by key demographic indicators of social and economic well-being.
And reports indicate that hate crimes are on the rise. But in most of the United States, there is no law prohibiting people convicted of violent hate crimes from having guns. It is more important than ever that states and the federal government pass laws ensuring that people who commit hate crimes are prohibited from having guns.
Armed and hateful — Olathe, Kansas — February Two aviation engineers originally from India, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, were enjoying an after-work drink at a bar.
Employees escorted him out—but 30 minutes later he returned, and this time he brought a gun. He fired at the two engineers, hitting and killing Kuchibotla, injuring Madasani, and seriously injuring a bystander who chased the shooter down. Shortly after the shooting, Olathe police and prosecutors, along with the FBI, announced they were investigating the shooting as a hate crime.
In an average year, over 10, hate crimes involve a firearm—more than 28 each day. The Olathe shooting underscores the devastating impact of arming hate. Everytown for Gun Safety analysis of Special Report: To obtain the annual and daily average of hate crimes involving a firearm, Everytown used a year average of violent hate crime victimizations combined with the proportion of violent hate crimes involving firearms 4.
Easy access to firearms gives a single, hate-filled individual the means to shatter numerous lives and whole communities—including the June shooting at the Charleston A. The vast majority of hate crimes are directed against communities of color, religious minorities, and LGBTQ people.
Inthe most recent year for which data are available, over half of hate crimes reported to the FBI were motivated by racism, and approximately a quarter of all hate crimes were motivated by bias against black people.
Hate Crime Statistics, It is important to note that the FBI UCR data on hate crimes is a severe undercount since most participating law enforcement agencies do not report these data to the FBI.
The FBI UCR data were used to understand bias motivations since a breakdown for single bias incidents is provided unlike the NCVS data, which for all other purposes, is a more complete source of data for hate crime victimizations. Twenty-one percent of hate crimes were motivated by bias against a religion, most often anti-Semitism or anti-Islamic prejudice.
Troublingly, hate crimes are on the rise. Cities across the country have reported significant spikes in hate crimes since the November presidential election,Durkin, Erin. Southern Poverty Law Center.
Presidential Elections May 2, The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University, A Crisis of Hate: At least 28 transgender people, mostly transgender women of color, were killed in — a firearm was involved in more than half of these incidents.
Everytown for Gun Safety, analysis of Everytown database tracking firearm homicides involving transgender victims, Several Jewish Facebook groups erupted with racist and derogatory comments after the Forward published an opinion article Monday by an African-American Jewish woman arguing that .
Some observers argue that what causes the overwhelming preponderance of black-on-white over white-on-black violence is “chance of encounter,” due to the fact that there are five times as many whites as blacks in the American population. Aug 14, · White nationalist and neo-Nazi hate groups have made headlines over the last two days for the violent clashes in Virginia on Saturday, but what does their influence look like outside of.
"In fact, racial resentment reflects a tension between the egalitarian self-image of most white Americans and that anti-black affect. The 'racist,' after all, is a figure of stigma.
The weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, underscored the re-emergence of white supremacy and nationalist groups in the United States, some experts say. Racist hate groups have been a. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Home • Hate Crime.