As a diversity class we are more prone to latch onto public commentary regarding hate-crimes. According to the article the FBI has reported an increase of 5% in total hate-crimes reported from 2015 to 2016. On a personal note I’m positive this percent will double once the numbers are in for the year 2017.
Hate-crime motivations: anti-Black (50%), anti-Hispanic (10.4%); anti-Jewish (54.2%), anti-Muslim (24.8%); and, anti-gay (62.8%), anti-Lesbian (21.5%). In total, approximately 7,300 hate crimes were reported and give us cause to be concerned. The current administration is running on a campaign of separatism and misogyny; encouraging a fear based approach to local politics and international relations. Let’s hope the reins get drawn in before the hate crimes triple or double.