The department's special counsel for religious discrimination said Attorney General Jeff Sessions has urged the nation's federal prosecutors to pursue those cases as part of his tough-on-crime agenda.
By Joshua Barajas
Witnesses have said the shooter told the two Indian men to "get out of my country."…
By PBS NewsHour
A wave of anti-Semitic incidents has swept across the U.S. in the past few months, including dozens of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country. Although President Trump formally denounced the threats on Tuesday, some believe he has…
The Southern Poverty Law Center has recorded more than 1,000 incidents of hate-based intimidation following the 2016 presidential election. But most of these incidents aren't considered hate crimes.
By Laura Santhanam, Kenya Downs
Prosecuting hate crimes is often a complicated and arduous process, and no national agency tracks conviction rate data for these crimes.
FBI statistics released last month show reported hate crimes against Muslims rose by 67 percent in 2015 to their highest number since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
By PBS NewsHour
Hate crimes were up 6.8 percent last year, including a 67 percent increase toward Muslim-Americans, according to new FBI statistics. To discuss factors that have led to a surge, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Rizwan Jaka of All Dulles Area Muslim…
Some Americans are wearing safety pins as a symbol of solidarity with victims of racism, homophobia and religious discrimination.
The Orlando mass shooting put a new focus on efforts to pass hate crime laws — and the sobering reality that LGBT Americans are more than twice as likely to be the target of a violent hate-crime than Muslims or…
In our news wrap Friday, Dylann Roof entered a temporary not guilty plea to federal hate crime charges in connection to the killing of nine worshippers at a church in Charleston last month. Also, the wing fragment discovered on an…
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