A new series exploring how, despite California’s resistance to Donald Trump, white nationalism and extremism are alive and well in the nation’s most diverse state.
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.
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,
On Saturday community organizations and unions in San Francisco marched up Market Street, carrying banners and blocking streets, to protest a planned rally by the extreme right-wing group Patriot Prayer, which was eventually canceled by its organizers. David Bacon’s images captured the mood of the city.