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Hate Crimes

PSA Transcript

Nearly every hour a crime is committed because of a person’s race, religion, gender, age, sexuality or disability.

But we can’t give up. We have to educate, we have to inform and we have to stop the hate.

Go to charactersunite.com to take a stand against prejudice and hate.

Take Action

  • Join the Stand Strong Against Hate Effort

    Add your name to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Stand Strong Against Hate map of people across the country and become a voice for tolerance.

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  • Educate Yourself About Hate Crimes Legislation

    Find out about recent hate crimes legislation at the Human Rights Campaign’s website (Love conquers hate no longer exists)

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  • Stay Informed About Hate Crimes

    Get the latest news and information, including media coverage, research reports and other developments pertaining to hate crimes.

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The Facts

  • In 2010, there were 1,002 active hate groups in America, far more than the 602 groups documented in 2000. Source: Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • There were 6,604 hate crime incidents reported in 2009 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program, "Hate Crime Statistics 2009".
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Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes are defined as offenses motivated by hatred against a victim based on his or her race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, class, ethnicity or national origin.