The Effect of Hate on Immigrant and Refugee Communities

By Karma Orfaly. In 2015, FBI hate crime statistics reflected a 6% increase in hate crimes across the United States. In light of the fact that the data is almost 2 years old, and that the DOJ recognizes that the FBI hate crime statistics dramatically under-report the actual numbers of hate crimes, this increase is particularly concerning.  One of the most alarming spikes evident in more recent data reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center in November of 2016 is in hate crimes that

Hate, Instagram, and Students

By Ayesha Audu In January 2017, students from a small high school in northern California created an Instagram account in which they uploaded horrific and racist images. In one image, an African American female classmate was likened to a gorilla. In another image, the school’s African American basketball coach and a female African American basketball player were depicted with bright yellow nooses around their necks. The students then invited other students to join the page, some of whom then

Stop Hate Project Addresses Hate Targeting Students and Faculty at California High School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2017 Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Partner Address Hate Targeting Students and Faculty of Color at California High School WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (“Lawyers’ Committee”), represented by Jones Day, recently requested permission from the court to file an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief in the Northern District of California in the case of Shen et al.  v. Albany Unified School District et al.   The National Women’s Law Center

When Hate Comes to Campus

When Hate Comes to Campus This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post on May 23, 2017. Nadia N. Aziz In the Spring of 2006, as I was walking out of class to head back to my dorm, my eyes were drawn to a newspaper left on an empty desk – an image of a bloody, shot up Quran surrounded by bullets. A student-run newspaper published an anti-Islam edition. Paper in hand, I quickly walked back to my dorm where