Since the election of Donald Trump, much has been said — and debated — about the prevalence of hate crimes and discrimination against minorities. Some wonder whether his election has encouraged racists and bigots to be more vocal. Others simply assert that it absolutely has. The New York Times is joining in now with a new series called “This Week in Hate.”
New York Times begins new series -“This Week in Hate”- tracking hate crimes around the nation since Trump’s election https://t.co/aaDH52jeWo
— Rachel Swarns (@rachelswarns) November 29, 2016
The inaugural report dropped today and included this explainer at the top:
This Week in Hate tracks hate crimes and harassment around the country since the election of Donald Trump. The Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups are keeping detailed counts of harassment and abuse. We will regularly present a selection of incidents to show the scope of the problem. This article, the first in the series, includes incidents reported in the last two weeks.
The first-ever “This Week in Hate” covered the guy who started ranting about “Hillary [Clinton] bitches” on a Delta flight, the threatening letters reportedly received by some mosques, and a bunch of instances of swastika graffiti popping up in public places.