Hate crimes have been a problem even in the past. Maybe worst than it is today. Some examples are the Ku Klux Klan and Holocaust. The Ku Klux Klan was a organization of whites who primarily targeted african americans according to the Tanenbaum organization. Although they had a primary target, they also killed homosexuals, people who helped african americans, and recently catholics.
A hate crime is a crime motivated by prejudice and typically involves violence. People are usually discriminated against for race or ethnicity. An offender builds up anger and takes it out on innocent people for being themselves. “According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Annual Report on Hate Crimes, there were 6,222 hate crimes reported in 2011 and the FBI classified the crimes as motivated by perpetrator bias as follows: 46.9% racial bias, 20.8% sexual orientation bias, 19.8% religious bias, 11.6% ethnicity/national origin bias, and 0.9% disability bias. Of those classified as motivated by racial bias, 71.9% were victims of a perpetrator’s anti-black bias” (Toporeka, 2013).
More than just one type of group is affected by hate crimes. The United States Department of Justice gives a definition of hate crimes, it states that these crimes are motivated by a bias towards a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity or national origin. 2006 statistics showed that racially motivated crimes reported the most hate crimes committed. The rest of the hate crimes committed by p... ... middle of paper ... ...ing, nooses were discovered swinging from the tree. The nooses outraged the black students, as they were proposed to be a risk and recommend the past lynchings of African Americans.
Evaluating and Refining Solutions: Hate crimes can be described as criminal activities that are perceived to be fueled by prejudice against and hostility towards the victim based on an individual characteristic. In most cases, hate crimes are motivated by gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, identity, and religion or faith. The increase in hate crimes in the recent past has not only made it a major issue that needs to be addressed in the modern society but has also attracted several legislative measures to deal with it. However, dealing with this major societal issue not only requires these legislative measures but also necessitate creative and critical thinking to enhance the effectiveness of initiatives taken to address it. The development of suitable initiatives through creative and critical thinking requires evaluating and refining resolutions.
Rape should be categorized as a hate crime. Hate Crimes Hate crimes are committed by on offender because of a victim’s race, ethnic background, religion or gender. Hate crimes generally have many different subcategories of the categories; but a few of the main categories are: harassment, intimidation, assault and batter, vandalism and, at the end of the spectrum, rape. Most perpetrators usually commit hate crimes over things they misunderstand or are misinformed about, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and disability. The highest statistics of these hate crime was in the subcategory of race.
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.
Final English Paper Have you ever had a crime committed against you? In today’s society we are faced with crime all around us. There are crimes committed out of rage, revenge, jealousy, love, greed, etc; but there is another type of crime, or one could say act of violence, called hate crimes. Have you ever thought maybe that crime was committed against just because of your racial background, or religious beliefs? Throughout this country’s history, hate crimes have taken place, either by known groups who hate and, most commonly, individuals that are inspired by hate.
(Lang) 32. Hate Crimes are not only against Races (Blacks, Whites, Hispanic, Chinese...) they are also against religious beliefs, sexual pre... ... middle of paper ... ...litary magazines that are full of articles on survivalism, weapon use and guerilla tactics (Lang (69). Meanwhile paranoia is growing as the Budget Deficit skyrockets, A.I.D.S epidemic threatens health and health care systems. These times can cause fear, insecurities, frustration, and anger which in turn inflames scapegoating and racial stereotyping and in turn results in resurgence of racism. Freedom of Speech is one of the most significant rights given to all Americans but it is by far one of our biggest problems.
"...Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." These powerful words were uttered by Martin Luther King in the midst of the racial unrest in the 1960's. During this time period many people of the black race were affected with discrimination of all sorts. Now- a -days, crimes once driven solely by hatred for one's race now stem from opposition to one's religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. These crimes known as "hate crimes" can be prevented.
According to the FBI, the most frequent hate crimes are racially motivated at almost fifty percent (Latest Hate Crime Statistics, 2015). This means that there are many people that are victimized because of their race, which is unchangeable and pre-determined. Religious hate crime and sexual orientation hate crimes were tied for the second most prevalent in the United States (Latest Hate Crime Statistics, 2015). These people are victims because of who they are and how these offenders see