#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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#HateFreeOC Art Contest

Sponsored by OC Human Relations and Tarsadia Foundation Theme: #HateFreeOC is an educational and awareness campaign  to create and cultivate a hatefree Orange County and to bring diverse communities together to promote a peaceful and inclusive community for all to thrive. Eligible students must attend school or live in Orange County, and be currently enrolled in grades 8 – 12. Students

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Schools Respond to Racial Attacks

Schools Respond to Racial Attacks

Laguna Beach High School suspended five students this week in the wake of a racially motivated attack against another student even as administrators took steps to start discussions about diversity and inclusiveness, beginning with meetings this week with representatives from O.C. Human Relations.

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Mission Viejo responds to swastikas in park

Mission Viejo responds to swastikas in park

After seeing two swastikas in Pavilion Park, Jenna Gerstner reached out to Rabbi Rachel Kort at Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo, who coordinated with leaders of the Orange County Islamic Foundation mosque and Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Rancho Santa Margarita. The result of the collaboration was “A Place for Every Family,” a multifaith gathering to show children to respond to hate with love and inclusion.

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Swastikas Mar Buena Park Church

The OC Weekly, Dec 12, 2016 BY MATT COKER We’re having a hate wave, a non-tropical hate wave. Swastikas and German words were found spray painted Saturday morning at a Buena Park Presbyterian church that primarily serves Koreans and has reportedly been a frequent target of similar vandalism. The day before, Coto de Caza residents faced the media to complain

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