A World of Hate

In: Social Issues

Submitted By Ladell
Words 1200
Pages 5
A World of Hate
Ever wonder what influences a hate crime? Crimes committed through acts of violence because of differences sometimes result in fatalities. It is because of one’s belief, morals, feelings and teachings that influence hate toward others. Populations such as race, sexuality and religion are targeted by hate crimes because of bias, discrimination and prejudice which encourage hate.
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, hate crime is defined as any of various crimes (as assault or defacement of property) when motivated by hostility to the victim as a member of a group (as one based on color, creed, gender or sexual orientation). Diversity plays a major role when it comes to hate. Differences among each classified group (named above) are reasons why prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes take place causing ill feelings toward these groups. A person’s prejudice may lead to an act of aggression, but hate crimes are mainly caused by a feeling of being threatened by the combination of a certain group of people which the perpetrator is already prejudiced against. Bias-motivated crimes are designed to intimidate the victim and members of the victim’s community in which it leaves them feeling isolated, vulnerable, and unprotected by the law. Hate groups take advantage of economic pain and conspiracy theories. Many of those involved with these hate groups are living in neighborhoods that are decreasing economically and at the same time, demographics rapidly changing. Status and power contribute to individuals becoming actively involved with hate crimes. The vast majority of hate crimes are directed by members of the dominant group toward those who they feel in their eyes are powerless (Schaefer, R. T., 2012). In some cases, hate crimes are said to be scapegoats to relieve emotions from low self-esteem, loneliness and feelings of rage. These…...

Similar Documents

Slam the Hate

...Slam the Hate was an event held at The Barn at UCR on Saturday November 17, 2012 from 6- 10 pm. The event was advertised as an “evening of spoken work and music by queer and trans performers of color, LGBTQ community resources, food and community building.” The event was sponsored by UCR’s Associated Students Program Board, Resident Hall Association, Diversity Initiatives, LGBT Resource Center, KUCR 33.3 FM, and by “Prism” of La Sierra University. The event did not start until around 7:30pm with performers such as Crystal Cheatham, J Mase III, Emotions, and Regie Cabico. When the event began, Rebecca Kem of La Sierra University took the opportunity to thank UCR for allowing the event to be made possible. Kem is the president of Prism, a gay and lesbian club, that cannot get permission from La Sierra University to grant them official recognition because of Seventh-day Adventist Church teachings on homosexuality. Due to this, LGBT students in this university do not have services they can rely to for help or acceptance. She explained to the audience that there are many students who do not count as the student body because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Since La Sierra does not permit non-sanctioned clubs to be held on campus, UCR was more than willing to help students who are in search of resources that they can use and improve. Since the Adventist Church supports the values of the SDA Church, they turned down the club because they teach same-gender sexual......

Words: 695 - Pages: 3

Hate Crimes

...Hate Crimes Hate Crimes In today’s society crimes are being committed all around us, but hate crimes are particularly hurtful crimes and are committed against people for things that they cannot change. Martin Luther King once said that “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” So why is it that these crimes are still tolerated in 2012? Racism has been a major contributor to hate crimes but as the years have gone by it is not the only factor involved. Gender, sexual preferences, disabilities, and religious beliefs also play a role in this type of bias. Hate crimes are criminal offenses committed against a person property or society which is solely motivated by the offenders’ bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Who, Why, What, When and Where? These crimes are usually committed out of fear, ignorance, prejudice, or just a general lack of understanding with the highest percentage (62.3%) being committed by our white society. The FBI Hate Crimes Statistic lists 6,624 documented cases for 2010 alone. Racial hate crimes contributed 47.3%, followed by religious hate crimes at 20%, sexual orientation at 19.3%, ethnic crimes at 12.8%, and crimes against people with disabilities at .6%. 32% of these crimes are committed on the victims own property, 28% across various locations, 19% on public roads, highways, and alleys, and the remaining 11% at our Public Schools and Colleges. Some things that are done......

Words: 2162 - Pages: 9

Hate Crimes

...Teniesha Hayes CJC 214 John Annis October 28, 2010 Hate Crimes The word hate is described as having a strong distaste for something or someone. It is a very harsh word that is loosely thrown around in conversation without thinking of the negativity that word can bring. To some individuals who feel they have to act out their hate end up committing hate crimes or a criminal act against the very thing they hate. According to the UCR (Uniform Crime Report) from the FBI databases in 2008 there were 7,783 hate crimes reported. Of the reported crimes religious, racism, and sexualism are a few that cause so many communities to be divided against each other. Religious discrimination is defined as treating a person or a group differently because of what they do or don’t believe. Freedom of religion is an individual’s constitutional right. We should be free to express our religion without feeling we will be prosecuted for doing so. Our country is so culturally diverse and every individual culture has embraced a specific religious practice that speaks to them and their family. Our different religious practices range from Jewish, Muslim, Buddhism and Christianity beliefs. Now there are some that believe that their religious practices are superior to others and that can cause conflicts between cultures. But really people are afraid of what they don’t understand and to those particular people they seem to commit harsh crimes against individuals who are embracing their......

Words: 1444 - Pages: 6

Hate Crimes

...Hate Crimes Hate crimes have become a major concern among lawmakers in all nations and at all levels of government. The main concern is that hate crimes are nothing new. Some examples from the past are the Roman persecution of Christians and the Nazi solution for the Jews. More recently we have experienced the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and genocide in Rwanda. Racial and religious bias seems to be the inspiration for most hate crimes in the United States. Even as the United States was being settled in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Native Americans were the victims of intimidation and violence. During the last two hundred years, examples in the United States include lynching of African Americans, cross burnings to dive black families out of white neighborhoods, assaults on gay and lesbian people, and painting swastikas on Jewish synagogues. In the United States, over 8, 000 hate crimes were reported in 1995. Over one third were against African Americans, while the others were motivated by biases anti white, anti Jewish, anti gay, and anti Hispanic. Nearly 7 years ago a former Ku Klux Klansman, Thomas E. Blanton Jr. was convicted for blowing up a church in Birmingham and killing four young black girls in 1963. Also in 1963, Alabama Governor George C. Wallace ordered National Guard Troops to block black students from entering public schools. Birmingham safety commissioner Eugene “Bull” Conner turned German shepards and fire hoses on peaceful......

Words: 1207 - Pages: 5

Hate Crimes

... Hate Crimes Kelly Brynn American Intercontinental University Abstract There are several things in this world that prejudice can lead to. One of these things and something that every person should concern themselves with, are hate crimes. Though one would think that race would be the biggest if not only target, social classes are a target as well. Hate crimes are not always necessarily random or even uncontrollable acts. Crimes that are motivated by race typically happen when a racially or ethnically person begins to notice a migration of individuals without the same racial or ethnic roots. Hate crimes with social classes happen when people feel as if they are need to improve their communities by ways of getting rid of what they would call the “trash”. Prejudice continues to exist and will always exist simply because of our own human nature. Hate Crimes Hate crimes can be described as crimes that violate the civil rights of an individual or group and feed off of aggression towards the individual’s religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, origin, and/or religion. Usually when one thinks about a hate crime it is assumed that it involves only......

Words: 792 - Pages: 4

Hate Crimes

...thousands of years one problem has plagued cultures around the world. Close-minded individuals have continued to try and push their way of thinking on others. When I group of people do not agree with the beliefs and values of others and resort to violence to enforce their way of thinking hate crimes happen. Hate crimes have been around for centuries and come in many different forms such as Racial, Religious, and Sexual orientation. Congress defines hate crimes as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation”(FBI.gov). The Hate Crime Statistics act was passed by congress in 1990 and required the Attorney General to collect data “about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.” In 2012 the Federal Bureau of Investigations reported 5,796 hate crime incidents in the United States involving 6,718 offenses. Throughout time the punishments for hate crimes have varied and have become harsher. The punishment for hate crimes is harsher then for crimes that are not motivated by any type of bias. Most crimes are directed at an individual for no other reason then personal gain, hate crimes are directed at an entire population segment. When a crime is proven to be motivated by hate, the punishment automatically increases in severity. In order for a hate crime to receive additional punishment, the state in......

Words: 895 - Pages: 4

Hate

...walk on. Those six million people are now no more than a photo, a memory, a dream, maybe even a name on a memorial wall. The name of this event is as well-known as the people who began and participated in this systematic annihilation of a race, it is called The Holocaust. The name in itself has a deeper meaning beyond the nine letters given to the event. The name represents how much this has truly affected the world over the past sixty years. Some would say that The Holocaust was just genocide, which has happened many times through the course of written and televised history. The name shows how significant it was after World War II and how significant it still is today by simply having a specific name rather than merely being called the genocide of the Jewish people. It also represents how one word can evoke more emotions, memories, and recollections than any event in history. Virtually everyone in the world was affected by The Holocaust by 1945. That is a powerful sentiment in itself, showing not only how those six million people have affected the world, but how the countless families that were torn apart and the numerous books written that have commented on and reviewed the event all have a seemingly fragmented conscience. Yet when brought together by the two most powerful entities, love and speech, this word becomes a being in its own right, almost living and breathing. This transcendence of history ultimately shows the bravery of people and their willingness......

Words: 1133 - Pages: 5

Hate Crimes

...HATE CRIME A hate crime is defined as any wrongdoing committed against a specific group of people. A type of prejudice, hate crimes are directed at a group of individuals because of their religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other significant characteristic. Here are some basic facts on hate crimes: * Hate crimes have been occurring since ancient civilization, like the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. * 6,222 hate crime incidents involving 7,254 offenses were reported in 2011 alone. * Every hour in the United States, a hate crime is committed against another individual or group. * Half of all the hate crimes in the nation are committed by people between the ages of 15 and 24. * At least eight African Americans, three white people, three gay people, three Jewish people, and one Latino person are victim to hate crimes every day. Hate crimes have been occurring in the US since it was founded, festering in groups like the Klu Klux Klan. The term ‘hate crime’ did not enter the nation’s vocabulary until the early 1980’s—around the time when groups like the Skinheads launched a wave of bias-related crime. The FBI began investigating these hate crimes as early as World War I, when the Klu Klux Klan was at its height, marching in Washington DC and murdering both white and black people with impunity. However, hate crime legislation was not introduced in the House or Senate until the 1980s. In 1990, the Hate Crimes......

Words: 577 - Pages: 3

Hate Crime

...looks at hate crimes as a projection of community theory regarding the media's role in shaping public thought and how society views the crimes as whites against nonwhites event. Since there is little reliable data regarding hate crimes, interracial homicides were used to generate statistics on this study. The study concludes that nonwhite on white crimes are more common than white on nonwhite, and to some extent, nonwhite on nonwhite. Homicide (is?) perpetrated by nonwhite against white. The terms "hate violence and hate crimes" first appeared in the Final Report of the Attorney General's Commission on Racial, Ethnic, Religious and Minority Violence issued in April 1986. It defined hate violence to be any act of intimidation, harassment, physical force or threat of physical force directed against any person or their property or advocate. (Run-on sentence) It is motivated either in whole or in part by hostility to their real or perceived race, ethnic background, religious belief, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation, with the intention of causing fear or intimidation or to deter the deterrence of free exercise or enjoyment of any rights or privileges secured by the Constitution whether or not performed under color of law. (http://www.cahro.org/html/definition.html) There is much historical evidence showing such violence is perpetrated by whites against non-whites. History has played a major role in influencing our way of thinking when it comes to hate crimes.......

Words: 311 - Pages: 2

Hate

...familiar with. This person is a first at what he has done and has probably affected more Americans in ways we have not begun to appreciate. I believe this man has done great things despite the odds. Yet, he is still criticized, yelled at, called names and mistrusted. You have a right to hate the President, but make sure you have the facts straight first. With all of this, he still wakes up each day and goes to battle for the ones who support him and more importantly for those who do not. How difficult it must be to know that just to be accepted by your fellow citizens, you must prove every detail of your existence. No other person has been put through so much scrutiny and so much debate yet he still pushes forward. Knowing his purpose is much larger than himself. To hate someone for being a different color, race or gender is pretty much normal for this society. To deny someone the right to live, work or even worship in America is common, though some try to cover that fact up. Too many have been killed, hung, tortured and burned just because of being different or misunderstood. For this individual to have knowledge of history in America and to have felt the hate, he still wants to push on to complete the race to make a difference. Well, that is the kind of person he is. I am sure he knew the tremendous challenge set before him and the lack of support. Still each day, little by little, he kept attacking the problem and finding solutions to......

Words: 1042 - Pages: 5

Hate Speech

...Waldron urges readers to consider that many other countries have laws against hate speech and that such laws have sometime been passed in the United States, although not nationally. I think this is because, as mentioned by Waldron, many countries consider hate laws in Europe and in other countries in which manifestations of hate are prohibited rather than tolerated in the name of free speech. I also think this because other countries in which have these hate laws, their constitutions acknowledge that basic rights, including freedom of expression, are legitimately subject to restriction. I think it isn’t consistent because many states vary in the extent to which they allow their national legislation be guided by international human-rights laws. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reviews the narrow definitions of exceptions for the free-speech clause of the U.S Constitution, noting that universities frequently go beyond these exceptions in their speech codes. Those narrow exceptions include: speech that incites reasonable people to immediate violence, so-called “fighting words”, harassment, true threats and intimidation, obscenity, and defamation. I think that universities go beyond these exceptions in their speech codes because of the recent events that have happened. For example, I think the Virginia Tech massacre made a lot of universities scared that something like that could happen at their university, so they started to go beyond exceptions of the......

Words: 852 - Pages: 4

Hate

...Today we live in a world where data is a critical resource. Information is also a critical resource and consists of data that is processed into meaningful information for the purpose of organizations and users. Collected data is stored into what is known as databases where it is organized into potentially valuable information.Data also known as Raw data is a stream of facts that are not organized or arranged into a form that people can understand or use (Gillenson, Ponniah, Kriegel, Trukhnov, Taylor, Powell, & Miller, 2008) . Raw Data are facts that have not yet been processed to reveal their meaning (Gillenson, Ponniah, Kriegel, Trukhnov, Taylor, Powell, & Miller, 2008). For example when AT&T wireless ask their clients to participate in a survey about theproducts they have purchased or how was their customer service experience the data collected is useful but not until the raw data isorganized by combining it with other similar data and analyzed into meaningful information. Information is the result of processing raw data to reveal its meaning (Coronel, Morris, & Rob,2010). Data processing can be as simple as organizing data to reveal patterns or as complex as making forecasts or drawing inferences using statistical modeling (Gillenson, Ponniah, Kriegel, Trukhnov, Taylor, Powell, & Miller, 2008).Both data and information are types of knowledge which share similarities in the fact that each are used to draw a conclusion for a specific purpose. Data is gathered......

Words: 301 - Pages: 2

Hate Crimes

...Lea Pratt American InterContinental University October 23, 2011 Inside Look at Hate Crimes Abstract Hate crimes are many different criminal acts such as vandalism, arson, assault and even murder. Many hate crimes are based on an individual’s race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disabilities. Everyone can be potential victims of hate crimes. Anyone from any social class can be considered targets for hate crimes. If you or a groups believes in a different religion or speak a different language and the offenders does not approve than they will target you. No one can be really safe and overcome if they are being targeted. It’s a cruel and depressing world. With help we as a community can stop hate crimes. Inside Look at Hate Crimes Hate crimes are many different criminal acts such as vandalism, arson, assault and even murder. Many hate crimes are based on an individual’s race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disabilities (SikhNet, n.d). When people commit hate crimes they generally chose someone that cannot change a characteristic that they do not like. Hate crimes has been a devastating part of criminology in the United States. A criminologist is one that studies crime and criminal acts. They analyze criminal behavior patterns and criminal law, and gives theoretical explanations for criminal and delinquent behaviors (Criminal Justice, 2011). Criminologist have been working hard to characterize the people who are......

Words: 1323 - Pages: 6

Hate Crimes

...Article Title: “Nigger’ A critical race realist analysis of the N-word within hate crimes law” Author: Shayne E. Jones & Gregory S. Parks Article Title: Photographer Eli Reed discusses Being black in America Retrieved from: utexas.edu Article Title: Talking about race Retrieved from: cnn.com Summary of Articles: In Parks and Jones article (2008), it focuses mainly on the usage of the N word. It reflected on the particular word’s history. It talked about how over time the word still has power but in a different enlighten as well as meaning for some. The article (Jones& Parks, 2008), make sure to reference the different ways young people use the N word. It also goes on to remind those of the derogatory meaning of the word. The use of the N word to some means nothing while to others it means the world. The article reflects on the trial and the defense’s two main characters. Jones & Parks (2008), talked about how powerful their testimony was and how much impact they had on society while taking the stand for the defense. However, the article “nigger’ a critical race realist analysis of the N-word within hate crimes law” (Jones&Parks, 2008), has several uplifting points and is a very educational, motivational article. Photographer Eli Reed took some great inspiration pictures of blacks in America. He wanted people to see that black people are not objects but they are people, they do have a life. He wanted his pictures to be of blacks in a......

Words: 1314 - Pages: 6

Hate Groups

...CONTEMPORARY HATE GROUPS Name: Institution: Date: The white order of Thule (WOT). A Brief Introduction. WOT was formed around 1994. Its main goal was to work towards revival of the European’s culture and soul. However, the southern Poverty Law centre described this group as racist. The group appeared to have collapsed in 2000 following the group’s announcement that it had disbanded. However, an internet blog was formed in 2005 which reposted the original materials of the group and continues to post new materials to date. Justification. The group justifies itself that it adheres to European paganism. It also claims that its activities are spiritual. Recruitment strategies. The group teaches its members through educational programmes. The programmes include; occultism, Jungal and Hermetic psychology, Achetype pathworking and folkish hygiene. It also has books that it uses to train its followers. The books include Might is Right, Revolt against the modern world and the decline of the western people. Membership. The activities of the group do not discriminate against women and children. However, the members are limited people of the European origin. Each member has to be 18 years and above. The group is so engrossed in its obligations that it becomes difficult to describe the place of women and children in the group. This is because, no materials printed by the group addresses the issue of women and children, unlike the National alliance. The National......

Words: 708 - Pages: 3