A Decade after 9/11… Commission Listens to Sikhs and Muslims Tell Their Stories

A Decade after 9/11... Commission Listens to Sikhs and Muslims Tell Their Stories

On the tenth anniversary of the worst domestic terrorist attack in the United States’ history the Orange County Human Relations Commission offers condolences to the families and friends of the victims who were wounded or died in those attacks, and to the first responders who gave their lives trying to save lives in the aftermath of the attack. Over the

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Hate crimes decline, but some groups targeted

Hate crimes decline, but some groups targeted

The Orange County Register, August 19, 2011 Hate crimes have fallen for four years in a row in Orange County, dropping to a low that has not been seen for at least eight years.  Fifty-six hate crimes were reported last year according to the 2010 Hate Crime report published by OC Human Relations Commission, compared to seventy-seven reported in 2009….click here

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African-Americans Were Victims of One-Third of Orange County’s 2010 Hate Crimes: Report

African-Americans Were Victims of One-Third of Orange County's 2010 Hate Crimes: Report

The OC Weekly, August 18, 2011 The Orange County Human Relations Commission this morning unveils a 2010 Hate Crime Report that shows African-Americans were victims of one-third of such crimes reported in the region last year.  As a for instance, executive director Rusty Kennedy pulled out a September 2010 incident.   [A]n African-American woman and a white man were walking together

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Taxi Driver Forgives Attacker

Taxi Driver Forgives Attacker

Fullerton Observer, July 2011 As a taxi driver, Sultan Ahmadi, worked long hours to support his family of seven.  Living in Santa Ana, Sultan Ahmadi, as many people in our community do, found peace in his life through religion.  His faith taught him the concept of forgiveness, that although we are all sinners, our faith in God teaches us we

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Today I met a woman who wears hijabs

Today I met a woman who wears hijabs

Fullerton Observer, June 15, 2011 I am a Korean-American immigrant mom living in Sunny Hills, and I faithfully attend Fullerton Presbyterian Church.  Last Sunday, however, I found myself in a mosque listening to Muslim women.  Organized by the OC Human Relations Commission, I was participating in listening sessions to learn about what life is like today for some of those singled out

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Report: Hate crimes spike against Muslims, Jews

Report: Hate crimes spike against Muslims, Jews

Orange County Register, September 22, 2010 African Americans are the most frequent targets of hate crimes while Jewish and Muslim communities experienced the most dramatic increases in hate crimes in 2009, according to a report released by the Orange County Human Relations Commission.  The report also found that hate crimes against Latinos were down in 2009 after a two-year upward

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