A man who angrily confronted, threatened and yelled racial slurs at a pregnant African-American woman at a Fullerton bus stop was sentenced Monday to five years in prison over the objections of prosecutors who said he should have received a longer sentence because of his violent past.Read more →
This week we have seen attacks on Christians and Jews and linked one of them to recent a recent arson attack against a mosque.
It’s hard to craft a statement that is different from those of the last six months, but we must continue to use our voices to say “no more” to reach out into the darkness with a sliver of light. Even more disturbing is that these events are an extension of a pattern of global hate violence and murder.
OC Human Relations is honored to collaborate with Newport Mesa Unified School District to establish a Human Relations Task Force. The purpose of the Human Relations Task Force is to collect input from the community on human relations issues and provide recommendations to the school board on steps to take to create safe and respectful school campuses.Read more →
No one should have to fear their place of worship. No one should be targeted for who they are. No one. Our world is seeing a rise of extremism that we can’t ignore. While it may be tempting to hope that these acts are from a fringe element, the hate, rage and isolation reflected in them seems to be seepingRead more →
Newport-Mesa USD is creating a human-relations task force to combat hate, OC Human Relations to assist.Read more →
Last night we attended the first of two forums to be held by the Newport Mesa Unified School District and their partners in the wake of students posting photos of anti-Semitic imagery and symbols online.Read more →
A photo of a group of smiling students flashing a Nazi salute while surrounding a swastika formed by red plastic cups posted on social media shocked the Newport Beach community, Jewish leaders and others on Sunday morning.Read more →
CAIR-LA calls on gun store Ammo Bros to stop selling Islamophobic material displayed at its location in Santa Ana, Calif., that violate state civil rights laws and could promote violence against California Muslims.Read more →
A report released Jan. 23 by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) documents 50 domestic extremist killings on U.S. soil in 2018, of which an overwhelming 98 percent were perpetrated by individuals involved in far-right movements, particularly white supremacy.Read more →
Reported hate crimes in America rose 17 percent last year, the third consecutive year that such crimes increased, according to newly released FBI data that showed an even larger increase in anti-Semitic attacks. Law enforcement agencies reported that 7,175 hate crimes occurred in 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. That increase was fueled in part by more police departments reporting hate crime data to the FBI, but overall there is still a large number of departments that report no hate crimes to the federal database.Read more →