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Hate crimes rose in Orange County after Trump’s election, Commission says

Orange County hate crimes are outpacing recent years since the November presidential election, sparked by the political rhetoric targeting undocumented immigrants and Muslims, says Orange County Human Relations.

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OC Human Relations Receives JAMS Foundation/NAFCM Grant

OC Human Relations Receives  JAMS Foundation/NAFCM Grant

Agency to work with Santa Ana’s Cedar-Evergreen Neighborhood residents to empower them to bring lasting, positive change to their community. The nonprofit will facilitate dialogues between residents, community service organizations, and governmental agencies to address the needs of residents of the Cedar-Evergreen Neighborhood, a low income, primarily immigrant area in Santa Ana

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Updated ‘Hate Map’ shows 2016 was ‘an unprecedented year for hate’

Updated 'Hate Map' shows 2016 was 'an unprecedented year for hate'

The Orange County Register, Feb 16, 2017 By DEEPA BHARATH / STAFF WRITER Southern California leads the nation’s most hateful state, California, when it comes to hate groups. In the newest update of its annual Hate Map, which lists groups and organizations that target people based on race, religion or sexual orientation, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Wednesday that

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#HateFreeOC Pledge

OC Human Relations #HateFreeOC Pledge to Support a Respectful & Inclusive Community I PLEDGE to respect others regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, or religious affiliation. I PLEDGE to do my part to create an inclusive, hate-free environment in my community, neighborhood, workplace and/or school. I PLEDGE to speak up in instances of prejudice and

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‘A resurgence of white nationalism’: Hate groups spiked in 2016

'A resurgence of white nationalism': Hate groups spiked in 2016

On Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based organization that monitors hate crimes across the country, released its annual report on extremism in America. The report says the number of groups across the country increased in 2016 to 917, up from 892 in 2015. In 2011, SPLC recorded 1,018 active organizations, the highest tally it found in more than 30 years of tracking hate groups. That number had fallen to 784 in 2014.

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#HateFreeOC Art Contest

Sponsored by OC Human Relations and Tarsadia Foundation Theme: #HateFreeOC is an educational and awareness campaign  to create and cultivate a hatefree Orange County and to bring diverse communities together to promote a peaceful and inclusive community for all to thrive. Eligible students must attend school or live in Orange County, and be currently enrolled in grades 8 – 12. Students

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Summary of Commission Activities – January 2017

Summary of Commission Activities - January 2017

A summary of Commission activities and initiatives for the month of January 2017.

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Call for Nominations: Looking for a Local Business that Embraces Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion

Call for Nominations: Looking for a Local Business that Embraces Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion

MEDIA ALERT January 25, 2017   CONTACT:     Melissa Morgan, Director of Partnerships Phone: (714) 480-6582 Email:  [email protected]   OC Human Relations to Honor OC Business for Embracing Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion in the Workplace on May 4 Seeking Nominations of Local Businesses and Corporations by 4pm, February 23   What:   For 46 years, OC Human Relations has been honoring

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Rise in crimes targeting Asian Americans leads to new anti-hate website

Rise in crimes targeting Asian Americans leads to new anti-hate website

Because of rising hate crimes and incidents, Los Angeles-based Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), has launched a website, Standagainsthatred.org, to help document, track and share hate-related experiences.

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Discipline meted out in racial incident, Laguna Beach High official says

Discipline meted out in racial incident, Laguna Beach High official says

Laguna Beach High School officials say they have taken disciplinary steps toward five students who they believe were involved in throwing a watermelon outside the home of a black student — an incident the victim’s parents have labeled a hate crime.

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