RISE IN HATE INCIDENTS POST ELECTION: CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS
According to a news story by Scott Malone for Reuters, there has been an increase in hate incidents being reported across the United States, after the recent presidential election. The number of hate and bias incidents reported across the United States spiked in the 10 days following Donald Trump's presidential election victory, according a report released on Tuesday by a civil rights advocacy group.The report, by the Southern Poverty Law Center, documents 867 incidents ranging from assaults to threatening graffiti messages, based on incidents reported to the group or by news media. That is a major increase from the normal rate of hate incidents reported in the United States, said Richard Cohen, the group's president."What we're seeing is something quite unusual. People are reporting seeing swastikas painted in neighborhoods that they've lived in for 20 years. We've never seen anything like it," said Cohen, who has tracked hate groups for three decades.The incidents included numerous cases of people threatening apparent immigrants with deportation and vandalism deriding black Americans, many of which cited Trump's victory.