WATCH: House Homeland Security hearing on violent targeting of Black institutions

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing Thursday focused on the the rise in violence, which organizers say, is directed against minority institutions across the nation.

Watch the hearing in the player above.

Along with experts who documented the rise in attacks, especially those carried out by white supremacists, victims of recents incidents also testified.

Vice President Kamala Harris announced Wednesday historically Black colleges and universities victimized by recent bomb threats can apply for federal grants under a program designed to help improve campus security and provide mental health resources

Harris said more than 80 anonymous bomb threats against historically Black colleges and universities and churches, as well as synagogues and other faith-based and academic institutions, had “brought fear and anxiety to places of peace.”

“They have caused classes to be canceled, dorms to be locked down and communities of faith to be kept apart,” she said at a White House event. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary John Tien also participated.

Last month, a man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.

In 2012, a white supremacist fatally shot parishioners at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple.

One of the victim’s children testified saying more can be done to “de-radicalize those who are entrenched in hate.”