Many years ago, our Founders placed our unofficial motto on our currency: “E Pluribus Unum” or “Out of Many, One.” As we commemorate those we lost on September 11th, 2001, let us not forget those words. On that day, we became one in our grief, our pain and our shared loss.Read more →
Please join us for the release of the 2017 Orange County Hate Crime Report. Featuring presentations on “Hate Groups in Orange County” and “Prevention of Bias-Motivated Violence”Read more →
An Irvine attorney who describes herself as the top law school tutor in the United States has been the target of blistering criticism for an incendiary Facebook post mocking Orange County Asians.Read more →
As anniversary of the violence and hate in Charlottesville approaches, we at OC Human Relations continue to stand against hate, white supremacy and bigotry in every form and in solidarity with people and communities who are the targets of hate speech and hate crimes.Read more →
KABC August 2, 2018 By Rob McMillan Orange County prosecutors said that a hate-crime allegation has been added against the man charged with murdering his former classmate, Blaze Bernstein. O.C. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Thursday the allegation was added against 21-year-old Samuel Woodward, who was charged with the murder earlier this year. Adding the hate crime allegation means Woodward,Read more →
Last month, members of Proud Boys, the national far-right men-only group with a strong Southern California presence, were expelled from a downtown Los Angeles bar after a dust-up with Antifa, a group of anti-fascist protesters. The Proud Boys have been labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for their anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric, and for appearing with other hate groups at extremist rallies such as “Unite the Right.”Read more →
On June 19th from 6-8pm, OC Human Relations and ADL are sponsoring a special presentation at Chapman University and you’re invited! The presentation will be by the co-founders of the amazing non-profit Life After Hate who will share their understanding of what draws individuals to extremist groups and, equally important, why they leave.Read more →
According to a report from Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism hate crimes rose 12.5% in the 10 largest US cities in 2017.Read more →
At the meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors held on March 27, 2018, numerous residents of the county came to address the Board, demonstrating a high level of civic engagement and a wide spectrum of perspectives.
Unfortunately, the meeting dissolved into hostility, name-calling and scapegoating. Such vitriol plainly impedes the ability of people – like-minded or not – to work together. This weakens our ability to address issues like homelessness and immigrant integration, and communicates the wrong message to our children.