Post election hate incidents climb

There have been 867 hate incidents according to Southern Poverty Law Center and 261 hate incidents according to Think Progress since Nov. 9, 2016, (thru March 31, 2017) when Donald Trump won the election. Of the 261 incidents, 42% or 109 “included specific references to Trump, his election, or his policies.” The number does seem smaller than Southern Poverty Law Center’s 867 incidents post-election hate crime incidents. ThinkProgress’ tracker only included acts of hate violence toward individuals and communities rather than public and private places — like vandalized mosques or spray-painted churches.

According to the report, New York had the highest amount of hate incidents with 33 since Nov. 9. California followed with 27, Texas with 25 and Florida with 18 incidents. The report also found that 26.8% of the incidents targeted Jewish people, black people with 22.9%, LGBTQ people with 13.7%, Muslim people with 11.8%, Latinos with 10.3% and other with 14.9%. The reported incidents included acts of violence toward Trump supporters and protesters under “other.”

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