SPLC reports more than 1000 hate crimes since election, with dropoff after first week

Reports of hate crimes to the Southern Poverty Law Center surged in the days after the election but have tapered off somewhat since then. Nevertheless, they have topped 1000 and the nature of them remains repulsive and deeply disturbing. One example:

Just now, our 14 year old son walked into our house and informed me that he just experienced his first hate crime. It’s dark out so he was riding his bike on the sidewalk down the street from our house. He sees a man walking in the middle of the sidewalk, so our son says, “Excuse me”. The man steps to the side and then yells, “Hey nigger, next time get off of the bike”.

Most Trump-related incidents were related to sexism, with anti-immigrant and anti-black incidents in a near tie for second place. Regardless, they were all hateful. Just what you want from supporters of an incoming POTUS.

via Update: 1,094 Bias-Related Incidents in the Month Following the Election | Southern Poverty Law Center

IMAGE VIA WIKIPEDIA; PHOTO CREDIT GAGE SKIDMORE

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