At least a dozen White House figures have ties to racist and anti-immigrant groups. But there’s a long history of this.
At least 12 past and present Trump administration staffers have ties to neo-Nazi and anti-immigrant hate groups.
According to a recent study, homicides motivated by white nationalism are on the rise in the U.S.
“We wouldn’t let someone dressed as a Nazi into our teenager’s room,” says hate-crimes expert Brian Levin, but “there’s a whole 24/7 Charlottesville on the Internet available to these kids.”
California continues to lead the nation with the largest concentration of hate groups. A recent Anti-Defamation League report claims the state experienced 268 anti-Semitic incidents in 2017.
California has 75 hate groups, the largest concentration of hate groups in the nation. A new report gives a breakdown of hate crimes reported in the state last year.
Hate crimes have increased 17.4 percent — from 931 incidents in 2016, to 1,093 incidents in 2017.
Perhaps no year in living memory presented greater challenges and opportunities to the press than 2017, and Capital & Main was no exception. In response to the Trump presidency, we expanded our coverage well beyond California, while continuing to investigate the fault lines that undergird the nation’s most populous state. We also deepened our reporting on immigration, hate and white nationalism and climate change – issues that will define the Trump era. And we began a long-term commitment to examining business and social responsibility.
Here are 10 series and stories from 2017 that offer a window into how Capital & Main made sense of an extraordinary year in the history of our nation and state.
Perhaps no year in living memory presented greater challenges and opportunities to the press than 2017, and Capital & Main was no exception.
The Golden State of Hate: California Hate Crime Watch
The white supremacist march in Charlottesville, and its explosive aftermath, have focused the nation’s attention on the far right and its ideology of intolerance. Across the country, hate crimes are on the rise — and California is no exception.
A report published by the state’s Department of Justice found that the number of hate crime events increased 11.2% in 2016, compared to the previous year. The report shows that more than half of the hate crimes in California were based on race, ethnicity or national origin.
Although California is known for its progressive and diverse communities, it is also the state with the highest number of hate groups, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Capital & Main will be posting media reports of hate crimes in California, from January 2017 on,
The hate-crime reports began filtering in on election night at the Southern California offices of the Counsel of American-Islamic Relations. CAIR’s civil rights monitors received their first call within hours of Donald Trump’s victory.