Hate crime is defined as "an offense, in which the defendants conduct was motivated by hatred, bias, or prejudice based on perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender or sex orientation.
Did you know that 56.9% of hate crimes were based on race and ethnicity.
52.7 of those were motivated by anti black or African American bias.
Of the 5493 offenders, 48.4% of them were white. That is the top race to commit hate crimes. .
51.3% of hate crimes committed against religion were anti-Jewish
There were 1219 hate crimes against sexual orientation, 62.2% of them were anti gay male.
There are a few things you can do to help. You could report a hate crime if you see one. Do not attend a hate rally. You could speak up in the face of hate. Try to teach tolerance to all people to the youth. And last you could look inside yourself to accept everyone for what they are
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at a gay night club in Orlando Florida. Authorities say it was an act of terrorism. CNN.com