Hate Crimes Reach ‘Shocking’ 12-Year High

The number of hate crimes recorded in 2020 rose to the highest level in 12 years, with attacks on Black and Asian people driving the surge, according to data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Appeals Court Upholds Dylann Roof’s Death Sentence

A three-judge panel found Roof competent to stand trial and rejected claims of mental illness. Roof was convicted in the killing nine Black parishioners at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. as they prayed during Bible study in 2015.


Hate Crime Laws Undermined by Bias

Statutes meant to protect racial minorities and marginalized groups are less effective than they should be, and in some cases even discourage hate crime victims from coming forward, says a new report by the Movement Advancement Project.