We call on all the people of Orange County to refrain from the racism and xenophobia that misinformation and conspiracy theories are promoting. The risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 comes from prolonged exposure, not ethnicity, race or nationality.Read more →
On January 14, eighteen high school students and adult advisors from Marina and Segerstrom High Schools engaged in day-long restorative dialogue held at OC Human Relations’ offices and facilitated by members of OC Human Relations’ staffRead more →
A countywide report on hate incidents and crimes across Orange County – based on data compiled by the OC Human Relations Commission over the past decade – shows hate incidents have gone up by more than 100 percent since 2008, while hate crimes are up by nearly 50 percent.Read more →
A San Clemente man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for an unprovoked attack on an African American employee at a Laguna Beach grocery store.
Fernando Ramirez, 23, was found guilty last year of one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, a misdemeanor charge of violating civil rights by force and a felony hate crime enhancement.Read more →
Two forums planned as part of “Building a Stronger, United Community By Addressing Hate-Motivated Incidents in Schools,” organized by the OC Department of Education and the OC Human Relations Commission. A Tues, Jan. 7, event is for students, their families and the community; a follow-up forum will be held Jan. 22 for teachers and school administrators.Read more →
The OC Sheriff’s Department recently posted a message of inclusion and respect for all – we’d like to share it with you.Read more →
Last year, there were 165 hate incidents, “which is an alarming 37% increase from last year,” the report said. By City News Service Published Sep 26, 2019 Hate crimes jumped 12% last year over 2017, part of a five-year trend of rising hate crimes, according to the OC Human Relations Commission’s annual report released Thursday. There were 67 reported hate crimesRead more →