Hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in 2016, FBI reports

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WASHINGTON — Hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, according to FBI statistics released Monday.
There were more than 6,100 hate crimes last year, up about 5 percent over the previous year. In 2015 and 2016, that number was driven by crimes against people because of their race or ethnicity
More than half the 4,229 racially motivated crimes were against black people, while 20 percent were against whites, the report shows. And Jews were targeted in more than half the 1,538 crimes that were motivated by religion. Crimes fueled by bias against LGBT people rose from 203 in 2015 to 234 last year.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hate-crimes-rose-for-2nd-year-in-a-row-in-2016-fbi-reports/ar-BBEV3bc?li=AA4ZnC&ocid=spartandhp

but, I'm sure some of the crimes are being committed by very fine people on both sides.

:nightmare:
 
Feb 2007
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Not surprising, in my opinion.

Obviously the rise of Trump, a man who expresses latent endorsement of white nationalism, emboldened racists.
 
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Don't know why Trump jock holders would run and hide here. You'd think they would be proud to acknowledge their impact on the world.
 
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I mean, your people are rising, man! Celebrate! Time to step out of the sewers where you've been hiding! Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last...

...to openly assault people of color, to blame non-whites for all of our discontent, to truly wallow in our fear and hatred.

I mean, this is what you've been waiting for. Step up.
 
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Don't know why Trump jock holders would run and hide here. You'd think they would be proud to acknowledge their impact on the world.
It's OK to take a little time to acknowledge Obama's impact on the United States.

Thanks Obama!