Peter Gottschalk: Hate crimes associated with both Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have a long history in America
An effort to protect the position of native-born citizens from perceived threats by immigrants – has periodically erupted in the U.S. since at least the early 19th century.
Each year since 1990, the SPLC has published an annual census of hate groups operating within the United States. The number is a barometer, albeit only one, of the level of hate activity in the country.
It is one of the most striking and curious statistics contained in a recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report on hate crimes in America: 54 percent of the roughly 250,000 … Continue reading →
I try to imagine you on a night when the moon is full. When the woman you are with did not have to leave the house before you. When the … Continue reading →
Last Wednesday, July 19, was something of a busy news day. There was word North Korea was making preparations for yet another provocative missile test. The Supreme Court, in its … Continue reading →
Declaring, “We choose love,” thousands gathered in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night to honor three victims of a savage hate crime on a local train, the pernicious, inexorable dross of … Continue reading →
When I went back to Llano, Texas for my sister’s funeral a dozen years ago, I was surprised that the Baptist church was full of Latinos. But then I realized … Continue reading →
. People taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Reno, Nevada, for Indigenous Peoples Day and against the Dakota Access Pipeline were plowed down by an 18-year-old male driver in … Continue reading →