hate crime

Man Charged in Beating Death of Islan Nettles in New York City

The charges cap an often frustrating 18-month investigation into the beating death of the 21-year-old, black transwoman.

A Portrait of a Town Where Attacking Latinos Was Sport

Journalist Mirta Ojito revisits the brutal killing of Marcelo Lucero in her new book, ‘Hunting Season.’

5 Ways to Be Safe, Supportive and Proud

Sadly, violence against LGBT people has made grim headlines lately. But there’s nothing new in the trend, and people working with transgender communities of color in particular have developed strategies for dealing with it.

The Post-Boston Islamophobic Hate Crimes Have Begun

We have been here before.

Pass the Mic: Transgender Women in Chocolate City Tell Their Stories

Transgender women in the nation’s capitol are catching hell. But violence and bais isn’t the sum of people’s lives, so Akiba Solomon asked trans women of color in D.C. to tell their own stories. “I’m proud of my experiences,” says Danielle King. “Most importantly, I love myself.”

Mississippi Hate Crimes Increase Even As Counties Underreport Stats

Nationwide, hate crimes remained about the same, going from 6,604 in 2009 to 6,628 in 2010, according to the FBI. But activists say the real number is even higher.

New Report Calls Out Hate Speech on Talk Radio

Researchers at UCLA provide quantitative evidence that hate speech has real and often dangerous consequences for immigrant communities.

Teen Accused in James Anderson's Killing Linked to Other Hate Crimes

Parents, students and now the Department of Justice say Deryl Dedmon has been involved in multiple hate crimes in Mississippi.

White Teen Accused in Hate Crime Killing of Black Man Says He Was 'Seeking Revenge'

The AP reports that Deryl Dedmon wanted payback for being robbed weeks earlier. James Craig Anderson payed the ultimate price.

Death Penalty "Unlikely" for Mississisipi Teen Found Guilty of Running over James Anderson

Hinds County district attorney says he’ll likely grant the victim’s family’s wishes and spare the life of the teen found guilty of running over James Anderson.

Ten Years Since the Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, First 9/11 Hate Crime

It’s a sad reminder of the hate that followed 9/11.

Family of James Anderson Opposes Death Penalty in Alleged Hate Crime

“The punishment for those with hate in their hearts should be one tempered with love,” says the family.

Baltimore Woman Caught Beating a Transwoman at McDonald's Learns Fate

Teonna Brown says she’s sorry. For Chrissy Polis, it’s too little, too late.

James Anderson's Partner Can't Join Family's Wrongful Death Suit in Mississippi

Under state law, Anderson’s male partner of 17 years is not allowed to join the family’s civil suit against the white teens suspected in his high-profile murder.

Family Files Suit Against Mississippi Teens Accused of Hate Crime

The family’s suit names all seven teens as defendants.

New Details in Violent Mississippi Murder of James Craig Anderson

Family members remember the man who loved his church choir, his partner, and the four-year-old girl they raised as their own.

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Are on the Rise in California

But in tough economic times when scapegoating is too easy, what are lawmakers doing to stop it?

'Reverse Racism': A Sad Misnomer for a Tragic Mississippi Murder

The family of a white teen charged in a horrific anti-black murder says he is the victim of “reverse racism.” Sadly, we must again point out that power, more than prejudice, is the foundation of racism. Terry Keleher breaks it down.

Hundreds Remember Mississippi Hate Crime Victim James Anderson

The crime has shocked the nation and put local officials in the hot seat.

Video Shows White Teens Driving Over Black Man in Mississippi Hate Crime

The group was allegedly out to find, hurt, and kill the first black person they saw. James Craig Anderson, 49, became their victim.