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ACTION ALERT: Racial Violence Under Trump Prompts Sites to Report Hate Crimes


March 26, 2017
The Color of Change & The Huffington Post and ProPublica

Racist attacks carried out by white supremacists happen often and have been occurring at a much higher rate since Trump, and his team of white supremacists, have taken over the White House. Because the Federal government has failed to act decisively in response to this growing threat, several civil organizations have joined forces to create an online resource that allows anyone to immediately report incidents of hate that they experience or witness in their communities.

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White Supremacist Travels to NYC to Murder 'Black Men'
The Color of Change and Communities Against Hate

(March 24, 2017) -- On Tuesday, a 28 year-old white man, James Harris Jackson, traveled from Baltimore to New York City to kill Black men! He said he wanted to "make a statement" and he wanted to be in the media capital of the world while carrying out this scary racist attack.

Tuesday night, Jackson killed Timothy Caughman, 66, in Midtown Manhattan.

We are frightened by this attack and we know that actions like this do not exist in a vacuum. Jackson was a part of a white supremacist group in Maryland however the police have not yet released the name of the group.

While this attack is horrifying, and hits so close to home for many of us who live in New York, we also know that these racist attacks carried out by white supremacists happen often and have been occurring at a much higher rate since Trump, and his team of white supremacists, have taken over the White House.

People are emboldened by Trump's hateful rhetoric and policies and they are being called to action. This is why we are fighting back against Trump every single day.

To respond to the spike in racially charged hate incidents Color Of Change has joined the Communities Against Hate Initiative where you can report incidents of hate that you see in your community. Once you report an incident someone from the Communities Against Hate initiative, a group comprised of lawyers, organizers, social workers, and civil rights activists will get in touch with you for support.

Trump's words and policies have real life consequences that are devastating, malicious, and hurt our communities the most. If you have seen an incident of hate in your community we ask that you report it!

Submit an incident where you've personally been a victim or one that you have witnessed. It can be someone saying a racial slur, refusing to offer a customer service, ripping of a woman's hijab, telling Black students to sit at the back of the bus, or a physical attack; these are all examples of hate incidents that have been reported since Trump was elected president. We want to make sure that what happened to Timothy Caughman doesn't happen to any other Black people.

ACTION: Join Color Of Change and the Communities Against Hate Initiative in reporting incidents of hate today!

Report Hate + Connect to Resources
Communities Against Hate is a national initiative to collect data and respond to incidents of violence, threats, and property damage motivated by hate across the United States. It leverages a reporting database that aggregates reports from both victims and witnesses of hate incidents. It also offers legal and social services to support people in need through a resource hotline 1-844-9-NO-HATE.

Thank you for your courage in sharing an experience or incident. By reporting your story here, you are helping to connect and amplify incidents of hate across communities in the United States, empowering others to feel less alone, and encouraging them to share their stories. Public sharing changes how people talk about violence and harassment and pushes society towards solutions.

How this information will be used
Stories shared here, with your permission, will be part of a public database of hate incidents. None of your personal information will be made public, only information about when, where and what type of incident occurred. However, you may also choose to share your experience anonymously.



Help Document Hate:
There's no comprehensive government database that tracks violence, harassment and vandalism motivated by hate. We're making one.

Help The Huffington Post and ProPublica Document Hate

Documenting Hate
ProPublica

Hate crimes and bias incidents are a national problem, but there's no reliable data on the nature or prevalence of the violence. We're collecting and verifying reports to create a national database for use by journalists, researchers and civil-rights organizations.

America does not do a good job of tracking incidents of hate and bias. We need your help to create a database of such incidents across the country, so we all know what's going on.

By filling out the form below, you are sharing your story with Documenting Hate, a coalition of organizations led by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. We may share this information with our partner newsrooms around the country and with some civil rights organizations who are working with us on this project. We will not share your name and contact information with anybody outside our coalition without your permission.

We are not law enforcement and will not report this information to the police. The Southern Poverty Law Center recommends you do so directly if you are a victim of a crime.

We know that you've gone through something traumatic. Thank you for coming forward and telling us what happened.

I'm a victim or a witness & I want to TELL MY STORY

Reporters at local news outlets in the United States -- TV, radio, online and print -- can sign up here to receive data and story leads to follow up on. You'll get access to data about hate crimes, reporting recipes, tip sheets, and invitations to join community calls. We'll also promote stories you write using this data on the Documenting Hate site and social media accounts. If you have questions, email us at documentinghate@propublica.org.

I'm a journalist & I want to GET INVOLVED


Help The Huffington Post and
ProPublica Document Hate

Samantha Storey / The Huffington Post

(March 23, 2017) -- A cloud of fear has settled over many Americans since Donald Trump was elected president. Since Novemver 8, people have been shot, synagogues have been threatened, and even children aren't spared from bigotry. But how much are these acts of hate on the rise?

It's hard to say. That's because there's no comprehensive government database that tracks violence, harassment, vandalism, intimidation or bullying motivated by hate.

To better understand what is happening around the country, The Huffington Post has partnered with ProPublica, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative journalism, and other news outlets to create a database of reported acts of hate and bias incidents. By gathering this information, we will create a clearer picture of what is happening in America.

If you have been the victim of a hate crime or witnessed someone else being attacked, tell us about it by filling in the form below. Please include your contact information, so reporters can follow up with you to investigate the incident.

The form is not a report to law enforcement or any government agency.

The Form
Name *
Email *
Phone number

Your contact information will remain private to members of the Documenting Hate coalition. We won't share it without your permission

This was . . .
Something that happened to me
Something that happened to someone I know
Something I witnessed
Something I saw online

How many people were targeted? *
1-5+
Not applicable

Describe what happened *

What city did this happen in?

City
State
ZIP Code

Date of the incident
MM/DD/YYYY

Which of these most closely describes the incident?
Hate speech
Vandalism / Property damage
Physical assault
Threats / Intimidation
Robbery / Burglary / Theft
Other

Where did this incident occur?
School (K-12)
University / College
Place of worship
Online
Street / Highway
Public park
Public transit
Private residence
Government Office / Facility
Business
Other

Do you suspect the offender(s) targeted you / this person because of . . .
Race
Ethnicity or national origin (for example, Latino)
Religion
Disability
Gender
Sexual orientation
Status as a trans person
Immigrant or Immigration status
Other

Has someone reported this to the police?
Yes
No
Don't know

Do you have a photo, video or police report from the incident?
Upload a file

Do you have a supporting link (to an article, tweet, Instagram post, etc.)?

Submit

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