The Importance Of Hate Crime In The United States

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Modern America along with the world, is becoming increasingly more accepting of diversity; meaning more of us are freely expressing ourselves. There will always be conflict about beliefs and feelings towards one another. Most people keep their own beliefs to themselves, then there is the type of individuals that feel they must put their beliefs into action and hurt others or destroy things to get their point across. Those actions performed by that type of person are called hate crimes. Hate crimes have significantly increased over the past few years and are getting worse each day. Statistics from 2016 show that the ‘frequency of hate crimes in America are increasing as the frequency of regular crimes in America are decreasing’ (FBI 1). In this day and age minority groups are starting to become the target of the people who commit these crimes. Consequently the main minority groups such as (Asians, Hispanics, African Americans, Jewish people, LGBT, and others) have been pushing to have hate crime laws passed in order to protect them and others from violence. These laws that are specifically for this issue are obviously not effective enough, hence the reason why people are still at risk and being killed. The FBI released this year that “57.5 percent were motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry bias” (FBI 1). Rather than it being something personal to motivate the hate crime instead it was the person’s racial background. What’s wrong with this is the fact that race isn’t

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