Hate Crimes In America Today

493 Words2 Pages

Following the recent election of Donald, reports of hate crimes have steadily increased. Whether it’s in the form of vandalism, threatening fliers, physical or verbal abuse, 4-6 hate crimes happen every week. With the amount of hate crimes being committed, surely the people running our country have taken the reins and found a solution, right? The unfortunate truth is only 20% of hate crimes are actually reported, and less than 4% of the perpetrators are held accountable for their actions. Hate crimes have become a serious issue, and continuing to leave them unreported can and will tear America apart.
Before it is possible to find a solution to the problem, it is necessary to get to know the problem better. By definition, a hate crime is a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence. According to FBI data, 60% of hate crimes are motivated by racial bias, which are composed of mostly anti-black crimes, followed by anti-white crimes, then anti-hispanic crimes. 20% of hate crimes were against religious groups, with anti-semitic crimes being most common, with crimes against Muslims following close behind. Crimes involving sexuality took up 18% of hate crimes, with gay men being the main target, and the remaining 2% of hate crimes were committed based on …show more content…

What will happen then? Will America consume itself in an attempt to flourish its own citizens? America’s mission statement is to provide liberty and justice for all, but that’s impossible to do if the building blocks we stand upon as a country are being ripped out from one-another’s feet. In the 239 years America has existed, what have we done to solve this problem? It seems that we’ve faced the same issue all three of the centuries we’ve existed. It’s time to take a stand against hate crimes and truly treat one another with equality and

Open Document