The Heat: The Rise of Hate

The Heat

A rise in hate crimesMosques torched, cemeteries vandalized and South Asians victims of murder because of hate violence.

Jewish cemeteries vandalized, mosques set on fire. Sikhs shot and killed —has the United States normalized hate violence and is the Trump administration to blame? 

To discuss the current issues surrounding hate crimes in the United States:

  • Zainab al-Suwaij, executive director of the American Islamic Congress.
  • Arjun Sethi, adjunct professor of Law and Georgetown University and Vanderbilt Law School
  • Shaun Halper, a Jewish historian and post-doctoral associate at Yale University


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Note: At least 2,700 state and local police departments do not report hate crimes to the FBI, according to investigations by ProPublica and the Associated Press. For example, the entire state of Hawaii does not report hate crimes, and in many states, only a fraction of jurisdictions report.