Hate Crimes

Hate crimes remain a festering and horrifying problem in the United States. Although there are laws on the books to deter hate crimes and protect their victims, significant gaps remain unfilled.

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Hate Crimes Rise Shows Need for Better Data, Policies and Rhetoric

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president & CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the release of the 2018 FBI hate crimes report: “These numbers are disappointing, but not surprising. The Trump administration’s divisive rhetoric and discriminatory policies fuel the flames of bigotry and acts of hatred throughout our … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Show Solidarity with Victims of Hate in National Full-Page Ads

Sunday, November 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Communities Against Hate, and 83 other civil rights organizations today launched full-page advertisements in The New York Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in solidarity with victims of recent acts of hate and … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Statement on Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

Saturday, October 27, 2018

WASHINGTON—Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh: “Acts of hatred targeting communities because of their faith, race, or ethnicity must stop. The mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue is unfortunately … Read More

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#AgainstHate: New Website Remembers Charlottesville, Demands Action

Thursday, August 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville tragedy, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights launched a website with key resources and specific actions to fight hate. “Now more than ever, we must fight white supremacy and hate in all its forms,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership … Read More

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Hate Crimes Charges Filed Against Charlottesville White Supremacist

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Department of Justice filed federal hate crimes charges against James Alex Fields Jr., the driver accused of killing and harming counterprotesters at the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia: “This is a very … Read More

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