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CSUSB professor comments on the rise of hate incidents against Latinos
Remezcla (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Nov. 21, 2019
Latinos and transgender individuals are the biggest targets of hate crimes, according to new data from the FBI.
The figures, which experts believe is actually an undercount, aren’t surprising given the hike of white nationalist rhetoric and brutality across the country. While President Donald Trump, who himself has made anti-Latino and anti-Muslim comments throughout his presidency, denies that he has emboldened hate groups, many are unconvinced.
“You can’t prove that every move Trump makes leads to a hate crime,” Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, told the Los Angeles Times. “But you can look at the year 2016 and see a spike in hate crimes, or look at the increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric and in recent years and see an increase in anti-Latino crimes.”
Read the complete article at “While hate crimes are down 1%, violence against Latinos & trans people surge.”

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