Posted by Arab American Institute on December 15, 2017 in Blog
Rating the Response: Hate Crime Legislation, Reporting, and Data Collection in the United States provides a clearinghouse for hate crime-related information pertaining to every state and the District of Columbia. You can use this resource to learn about the relevant legislative and regulatory commitments to address hate crime within your state. To get a better sense of where your state stands, we have developed a rating system to rank and compare states, while identifying weaknesses in their overall response to hate crime.
We have also provided information that will be addressed in our forthcoming report, Underreported, Under Threat: Hate Crime in the United States and the Targeting of Arab Americans, 1991-2016, which is slated for release next month. You can expect to learn more about the history of anti-Arab bigotry and its effects on the Arab American experience, in addition to the broader hate crime reporting and data collection system. Underreported / Under Threat also features a selection of narrative vignettes that detail specific accounts of anti-Arab hate crime.
Together, Rating the Response and Underreported, Under Threat provide valuable information for policy makers, advocates, and community members alike. They also underscore the need for an improved response to hate crime in communities nationwide.
We are proud to stand on the frontlines in the effort to counteract hate, and to educate, inform, and empower communities.