OC Human Relations’ 2018 Hate Crime Report says hate crimes in Orange County continue to escalate. There were 165 hate incidents in 2018, “an alarming 37% increase from last year.”Read more →
“Orange County, do not stick your head in the sand. Believe that we can do better and fight to be more than the hate that swastikas and racial slurs bring to our home. ” – Ali Edwards, CEO, OC Human RelationsRead more →
The San Clemente High School administration is investigating claims that Lincoln High of San Diego students were the targets of racial slurs and taunts Friday night during the teams’ varsity football game at San Clemente High. The San Diego branch of the NAACP sent a letter to San Clemente Principal Chris Carter and to Capistrano Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten M. Vital requesting thatRead more →
Los Angeles Times, By JOE MOZINGO, SONALI KOHLI, LILLY NGUYENAUG. 22, 2019 7 AM In March, social media blew up with photos of a group of partying students from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa giving the Sieg Heil salute to a bunch of red plastic cups arranged into a swastika. School officials immediately condemned the images, notifying parents across the district what had happened and whatRead more →
The Daily Pilot, July 22, 2019 By BRITTNY MEJIA STAFF WRITER Three members of a white supremacist group that prosecutors said engaged in violence at political rallies in Huntington Beach and elsewhere have been sentenced to prison for their roles in provoking violence at a deadly far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. Benjamin Daley, a founder of the now-defunct RiseRead more →
Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order apologizing on behalf of the citizens of California for a history of “violence, maltreatment and neglect” against Native Americans.
“California must reckon with our dark history,” Newsom said. “We can never undo the wrongs inflicted on the peoples who have lived on this land that we now call California since time immemorial, but we can work together to build bridges, tell the truth about our past and begin to heal deep wounds.”
A man who angrily confronted, threatened and yelled racial slurs at a pregnant African-American woman at a Fullerton bus stop was sentenced Monday to five years in prison over the objections of prosecutors who said he should have received a longer sentence because of his violent past.Read more →
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.
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.Read more →