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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Ahead of Hate Crimes Summit, Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls on Administration to End the Climate of Fear

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in advance of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Subcommittee Summit being held on Thursday: “It is vitally important that the Justice Department continues to vigorously investigate and prosecute hate crimes. However, investigation and … Read More

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The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Nine Partner Organizations Launch Communities Against Hate National Initiative

Monday, March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate, an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the disturbing spike in hate incidents across the United States. As part of this initiative, the organizations are launching a database to bring visibility to hate incidents and … Read More

Categories: Hate Crimes, Press Releases

156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

Friday, March 10, 2017

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155* civil and human rights groups today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months.  The statement follows: “Our diversity is part of what makes America great, and … Read More

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