OC Human Relations’ Statement on Charlottesville

OC Human Relations' Statement on Charlottesville

The events of this weekend in Charlottesville are an all too painful reminder of the need for vigilance in the face of hate. We each are called upon to stand up to hate and bigotry and use our voice – large and small – to speak out when we see our differences used to justify violence.

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Updated ‘Hate Map’ shows 2016 was ‘an unprecedented year for hate’

Updated 'Hate Map' shows 2016 was 'an unprecedented year for hate'

The Orange County Register, Feb 16, 2017 By DEEPA BHARATH / STAFF WRITER Southern California leads the nation’s most hateful state, California, when it comes to hate groups. In the newest update of its annual Hate Map, which lists groups and organizations that target people based on race, religion or sexual orientation, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Wednesday that

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#HateFreeOC Pledge

OC Human Relations #HateFreeOC Pledge to Support a Respectful & Inclusive Community I PLEDGE to respect others regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, or religious affiliation. I PLEDGE to do my part to create an inclusive, hate-free environment in my community, neighborhood, workplace and/or school. I PLEDGE to speak up in instances of prejudice and

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‘A resurgence of white nationalism’: Hate groups spiked in 2016

'A resurgence of white nationalism': Hate groups spiked in 2016

On Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based organization that monitors hate crimes across the country, released its annual report on extremism in America. The report says the number of groups across the country increased in 2016 to 917, up from 892 in 2015. In 2011, SPLC recorded 1,018 active organizations, the highest tally it found in more than 30 years of tracking hate groups. That number had fallen to 784 in 2014.

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