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    As part of California’s coordinated response to a nationwide increase in hate, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD), alongside state and community partners, released new data highlighting the impact of California vs Hate in its first year of operation and announced new and ongoing initiatives to combat hate across the state. Officially launched a year ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent As the nation commemorates the second anniversary of the heinous Buffalo mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 Black individuals at a Tops supermarket, a painful reality emerges: hate crimes against Black communities continue unabated, casting a long shadow over efforts for justice and equality. “It ...
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    As part of a statewide effort to address hate, California Attorney General Rob Bonta was joined by Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan and local leaders for an anti-hate roundtable discussion. The roundtable in Irvine is the 13th in a series of meetings led by Attorney General Bonta across the state to bring together local elected officials, law enforcement officers, and community leaders ...
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    Following on the heels of what authorities suspect was a hate-fueled murder a Southern California mountain community, the latest report by Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism (CSHE) shows that three of the largest percentage increases in reported hate crimes in major American cities in 2022 were against members of the ...
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    By Daniella Masterson It fills our social media feeds and dominates the news cycle.  From political leaders’ racist rhetoric to neighbors’ deadly intolerance, hate is rising. “While we would like California to be an exception, hate, unfortunately, it has no borders,” said California Attorney General Rob Bonta. “Even California is not immune.” Bonta recently held ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Murderous acts of race hate spanning generations require financial compensation to start the healing, but communities of color standing in solidarity is something money can’t buy. Hassam Ayloush said the Antisemitic flyers recently distributed in Redlands reflect a larger uptick in hate flyers against groups across southern California. But he feels part ...
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    By Peter Schurmann With hate crimes on the rise, speakers at the California Commission on the State of Hate forum stressed the need to bolster civil rights law and community engagement. Hate crimes and hate-related incidents are on the rise nationwide and they are growing more violent, though prosecutions remain stubbornly low. That was one ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At the rate hate is going, the heated political divide, the intensity of racialized hate has many activists and advocates nervous about how that might show up in the hate crime data five years from now. The Orange County Human Relations Commission does not want to leave it to chance. Every two ...
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    At the roundtable in Anaheim, local leaders came together to address growing hate crimes and incidents and ways to combat extremism in California As part of a statewide effort to address hate, California Attorney General Rob Bonta was joined by Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken and local leaders in Orange County for an anti-hate roundtable discussion. ...
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    By Edward Henderson California Black Media   On May 4, a press conference was held to launch California vs Hate, a new website and telephone hotline created to address the sharp rise in hate crimes and hate incidents occurring in the state. The event was attended by the California Civil Rights Department (CRD), Gov. Gavin Newsom, ...