Hate in the News

The Trump Effect:
The Impact of The 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation's Schools. 

     From:  Southern Poverty Law Center

     In the first days after the 2016 presidential election, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project administered an online survey to K–12 educators from across the country. Over 10,000 teachers, counselors, administrators and others who work in schools have responded. The survey data indicate that the results of the election are having a profoundly negative impact on schools and students. Ninety percent of educators report that school climate has been negatively affected, and most of them believe it will have a long-lasting impact. A full 80 percent describe heightened anxiety and concern on the part of students worried about the impact of the election on themselves and their families.
     Also on the upswing: verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags.

Ten Days After:
Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election

​    From: Southern Poverty Law Center

   Just a week before the November 8th election, attackers set a church in Greenville, Mississippi, on fire. The historically black church was targeted in what authorities believe was an act of voter intimidation, its walls spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump.”
  “This kind of attack happened in the 1950s and 1960s,” Greenville’s mayor said, “but it shouldn’t happen in 2016.”
   The incident was just a harbinger of what has become a national outbreak of hate, as white supremacists celebrate Donald Trump’s victory.* In the ten days following the election, there were almost 900 reports of harassment and intimidation from across the nation. Many harassers invoked Trump’s name during assaults, making it clear that the outbreak of hate stemmed in large part from his electoral success.

Full Article-   https://www.splcenter.org/20161129/ten-days-after-harassment-and-intimidation-aftermath-election
Threats of an Anti-Muslim Holocaust from N.Y. Times "This Week In Hate"

"This Week in Hate tracks hate crimes and harassment around the country since the election of Donald Trump."

And, Thankfully, Something to Warm Our Chilled Hearts:​

WHY I JOINED MY FELLOW VETS AT STANDING ROCK THIS WEEKEND  
       by Tom Petersen, Dec 5, 2016