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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#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

Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement, Hate Crimes, Press Releases

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

Categories: Hate Crimes, Press Releases

House Judiciary Committee Fails to Advance Meaningful Justice System Reform

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee approved two pieces of legislation: the FIRST STEP Act and the Protect and Serve Act of 2018: “The House Judiciary Committee’s passage of both pieces of legislation today signifies a … Read More

Categories: Criminal Justice, Hate Crimes, Press Releases

New Paper Sounds the Alarm on Trump Administration Attacks on Federal Data and Civil Rights

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – The federal government’s collection, reporting, and protection of accurate, comprehensive data is central to implementing, monitoring, and evaluating civil rights laws and policies. But the Trump administration is taking steps that undermine all of these pillars of data collection. In response to this growing threat, today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund issued a paper, … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Trump Must Do More to Condemn White Supremacist Groups

Thursday, September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after President Trump signed a congressional resolution that condemns white supremacist groups and calls on the president to speak out against hate groups: “Congress passed this resolution unanimously in both chambers – a clear, bipartisan rebuke … Read More

Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement, Hate Crimes, Press Releases