Theories Of Hate Crime

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The article that I found is called: ‘Hero’ Muslim cop, her son harassed by bigot in Brooklyn by Rocco Parascandola and Ben Kochman. This article talks about a hate crime occurring in regards to their Muslim appearance. Aml Elsokary was off duty during the time of the hate crime against her son. She was wearing her hijab, as she returned to the place where she had dropped off her son, she found out that her son had been shoved by a white man. The white man appeared to be somewhere in his 30s. This hate crime is theorized explicitly because they make it clear enough that it’s a hate crime against her son because he appeared to be Muslim. Yet, it was implicit in the way that they never directly stated that it was a hate crime. They include many of the comments that the white man yelled at her and her son.…show more content…
I personally believe that this crime could fit both the Individual- Level Theories and the Societal Level Theories. It can fit the Individual-Level Theories in the sense that people have a negative prejudice because of what happened during 9/11, people believe that they are dangerous and only want to cause terroristic crimes against

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