Based on the articles, hate crime in the USA is very common and the chances to be a victim are high enough. Hate crimes are ignorant and pointless, they need to be stopped.Done to many different people in many different waysHate crimes are biased motivated, they're based on ethnicity, gender, language, nationality, physical appearance and sexual orientation. Hate crimes have various ways of being committed. They can be done either by physically assaulting another individual, doing damage to their property, bullying them, harassing them, verbal abusing or insulting someone. Hate crimes occur because of people who are prejudice and ignorant who can’t understand that there are differences among people.
Unlike the motivations of other crimes hate crimes are committed with high levels of antagonism and belligerence. The offender do not usually display signs of mental illness that can be displayed by a murder suspect but can be considered just as violent if not more. In 1999 the FBI reported that 70% of hate crimes are committed by white offenders, 16% were black offenders, 2% were Asian-Pacific Island origin, 4% were multi-racial and 9% were unknown (Who commits hate crimes?, 2003). Their offences involved property destruction, online bullying, arson, burglary, vehicle theft, vandalism, assault, and
According to Petrosino (2003: 10) hate crimes can be defined as "..the victimisation of minorities due to their racial or ethnic identity by members of the majority. " (p. 4) Hate crimes are also known as bias-motivated crimes because the crimes are motivated by a bias towards a person or persons including but not limited to those of a different gender, ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation. Hate crimes are quite serious and have severe and long lasting-effects for the targeted victims. Due to the severe nature of the crimes many countries have strict laws in place to punish offenders. Hate crime is not widely discussed in Canadian society because it has not been a prominent issue until now.
The basic reason for this is that most crimes are directed at an individual, but hate crimes are against an entire community. A burglar who breaks into a random home does so for personal gain, and usually doesn’t even know who lives in the home they are invading. Conversely, a person who chooses a victim based on a particular bias is singling out a ch... ... middle of paper ... ...k disagree and learn that disagreement may be a useful and even productive means of growth and acceptance towards a more accepting tomorrow. Works Cited Lieberman M, Larner J. “Hate crime laws: punishment to fit the crime.
The holocaust in Europe is also considered as a hate crime. They targeted the jews due to their hatred of them. According to the human rights campaign, since 1968, federal laws made did not cover much areas of hate crimes. Things like voting improved from a result of these laws, but gay and lesbian hate crimes have not been helped. Another incident of hate crime rising in the U.S. is 9/11.
As stated before, most of the time African Americans are viewed on the news as criminals and Whites are either viewed as the victims or the law enforcement arresting the criminals. It is a fact that interracial crimes are made a bigger deal than interracial crimes. The reasons that white people may not be perceived as hate crime victims is because no one looks at crimes against white people, as crimes motivated by hate. The news coverage depicted what they thought was a hate crime. The news and journals left out the violent crime aspect of these hate crimes.
Thats why hate crimes are such a problem in our society. Like I’ve said before, those with similarities of people victimized by hate crime are also affected, showing us that these crimes are an issue in our world. Hate crimes are violent actions motivated by a bias. They have almost always been apart of history, but that doesn’t make them okay. Hate crime rates have risen and lowered, but it doesn’t guarantee that it’s going away.
Some predators do it because they like watching people get hurt and like to watch them feel bad about themselves for their sexual orientation or race. Most hate crimes are committed by juveniles. The offender normally would seek out the victim in a school or neighborhood. Targets of the attack are very interchangeable anybody who is identified as a member of a particular group or a particular way of life is subject to an attack. This does not mean don’t support what you believe or to hide your sexual orientation, it means if you truly believe in something you need to take the risks and support them.
Hate Crime and Discrimination Against Arab Americans and Muslim There are many forms of hate crimes that brought attention in the United States and increased throughout 2014. Examples of hate crimes are assault on homeless people, crime on colleges’ campus, crimes on immigrants, hate crimes on Arab American, Muslim, and Asian Pacific American. Also, there are hate crimes on children and hate groups such as civil rights leaders or gay couples. There is diversity, hate crime, which is more alike than unalike. Another kind is bullying which is to use force or to abuse or treat other people and treat them aggressively.
Hate crimes are an extreme, potential effect due to prejudice and discrimination towards someone based on ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. These crimes are committed against an individual or a group of individuals based solely on the fact that they are part of a group that the offender doesn’t approve of whether it is because they are a different race or following an alternative lifestyle. While the hate crimes are not something that is new in society because prejudice has always been around, the concept of a bias-crime and the legal precedent that it ha... ... middle of paper ... ...on, and Gendering of Federal Hate Crime Law in the U.S., 1985-1998.” University of California Press on behalf of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. 46: 548-571. King, Ryan D., Steven.