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Reports Shows Hate Crime Targeting African-Americans are One Third of all reported in 2010
OC Human Relations Commission Releases the 2010 Hate Crime Report
Thursday, August 18, 10:00 am
OC Human Relations, Conf. Rm A/B, 1300 S. Grand Building B, Santa Ana, CA 92705
In September of 2010 an African-American woman and a white man were walking together in their apartment complex when they heard a white male on an upstairs balcony yell, “Interracial relationships are wrong!” and call the woman a “nigger.” The perpetrator then walked downstairs and confronted the couple, punched the man in the face knocking him down and then kicked his back causing concussions. The perpetrator then fled the scene.
Situations like this are known as hate crimes. Since 1991, OC Human Relations Commission has worked diligently with law enforcement, community leaders and community organizations to prevent them, create awareness of their existence, assist hate crime victims and keep track of these heinous crimes. The Commission will review the report data in this session.
The press conference will include a group of diverse community leaders from our Hate Crime Network who will share their insights, experiences and analysis of the report. Commissioner Ken Inouye will facilitate the panel.
Ed Thomas, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Irvine CA
Dr. Kevin O’Grady, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League, Orange County/Long Beach Region
Ameena Qazi, Deputy Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations
Ginger Hahn, Executive Director, The Center OC
The report will be posted to OC Human Relations website as are previous reports.
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Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director
OC Human Relations
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“The largest number of racial hate crimes involved Latino suspects against black victims, followed by black suspects against Latino victims. Latinos also made up the largest number of suspects in hate crimes based on sexual orientation. Whites were the leading suspects in religion-based incidents. Overall, blacks made up nearly half the hate crime victims, totaling 310.”
Admin – I noticed that you only cite an incident in which the “white” (white could be hispanic as well) was the aggressor.
“What we’re seeing is the democratization of hate crimes,” said Brian Levin, who directs the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. “We’re not only seeing a diversification of victims but also increased diversification of offenders.”
“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.”