Monday, November 28, 2016

As Hate Crimes Are Surging, Everyday People Are Responding

Written by Tara Culp-Ressler

Across the Country, Americans Are Standing Up Against Hate

Since Donald Trump was elected to the presidency, there’s been a dramatic uptick in hate and harassment. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a group that tracks hate crimes, has recorded hundreds of instances of “hateful harassment and intimidation” since Election Day, leaving many people who live in this country fearful for the safety of themselves and their loved ones. At the same time, however, Americans across the country are taking a stand against the vitriol being directed at their friends, neighbors, and classmates. Here are a few recent examples.