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A Statement on Recent Attacks in Poway and Sri Lanka

A Statement on Recent Attacks in Poway and Sri Lanka

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.

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Newport-Mesa school district takes community input as it gears up new Human Relations Task Force

Newport-Mesa school district takes community input as it gears up new Human Relations Task Force

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.

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Hate Crimes rose 17% last year according to FBI

Hate Crimes rose 17% last year according to FBI

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.

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