CSUSB center tracks increase in hate crimes since Nov. 8 election

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Reuters — Hate crimes in nine U.S. metropolitan areas rose more than 20 percent last year, fueled by inflamed passions during the presidential campaign and more willingness for victims to step forward, a leading hate crimes researcher said on Monday.

Bias crimes appeared to increase in some cities following the Nov. 8 election of President Donald Trump, a trend that has extended into this year with a wave of bomb threats and desecrations at synagogues and Jewish cemeteries, according to Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

The White House could not be reached immediately for comment on the research.

The article was published March 13, 2017.

Read the complete article at “U.S. hate crimes up 20 percent in 2016 fueled by election campaign-report.”

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