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.
“One of the most popular liberal post-racial ideas is the idea that the fundamental problem is class and not race, and clearly this study explodes that idea,” said Ibram Kendi, a professor and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. “But for whatever reason, we’re unwilling to stare racism in the face.”Read more →
On March 29, join the LGBT Center OC and the OC Human Relations Commission to learn about and discuss hate in the LGBTQ community. At this interactive workshop you will learn about hate crimes and incidents, engage in meaningful dialogue and explore ways to denounce hate.Read more →
Unfortunately, the last few weeks have seen a series of articles reporting on hate and/or intolerance related activities within the United Stares, California and Orange County. All the more reason for you to join our #HateFreeOC campaign!Read more →
Christian Picciolini was 14 years old when he attended the first gathering of what would become the Hammerskin Nation, a violent, white-power skinhead group. Looking back, he describes his introduction to the group as receiving a “lifeline of acceptance.”Read more →
White supremacists were responsible for the majority of extremist killings in 2017 compared to other groups, according to a newly released report by the Anti-Defamation League. Of the 34 people the league’s Center on Extremism found were killed by domestic extremists last year, right-wing extremists killed 20 people, with 18 of those killed by white supremacists.Read more →