Hate Groups, Hate Crimes, and Racism in the U.S. today
The problem of hate groups that perpetuate the hate crimes has been a challenge in the U.S. not only in the present times, but has existed from the times of the WWI with groups like the Ku Klux Klan emerged (FBI, 2014). Since the 1980s, there have been several hate groups that have emerged which have perpetuated heinous have crimes that mostly border on the race specific targets, as is the case with skinheads and the likes. As the world changes and the technology takes over the communication and information platforms, the hate crimes have been escalated to the internet with groups having inclination towards racism using the social media and internet to carry on their hate speeches and even organize hate crimes. The ever changing nature of such groups and the adverse effects that such groups forms the basis of the choice to look at tis particular topic.
The hate crimes that are perpetuated by the hate groups in the U.S. have been noted be flexible and change as the competition for almost everything. The majority races have constantly engaged themselves in the expression of superiority among other races, and the minority races have also engaged in constant jostling for the existence and earning of respect from the society. This constant battle has most of the time resulted in the formation of clandestine groups in each of these races that have engaged in crime in the name of protecting the identity of the race.
This given topic needs to be well researched and understood since most of the time, in the recent past, there have been police shootings and even school shooting sprees that have been seen by the society to be racially motivated. The results have been huge street demonstrations that have resulted in several…
Social Psychology of Hate Groups Content Analysis of the Social Psychology of Hate Groups Over a decade ago, it was already apparent that the Internet had advantages for social organization on the part of marginalized groups -- and that some of these marginalized groups would pose a challenge, as they could be described as "hate groups." A survey of literature on the social psychology of the Internet singles out many factors why
Discovery Because of its cosmopolitan sensibilities, many of us forget that New York City also harbors hate groups. Yet according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate map," 44 groups from the KKK to jihadist groups operate in the city. Some of these groups are overtly hate-filled, like the KKK, but others operate more covertly, like Castle Hill Publishers, whose leader has been an avowed holocaust denier. Because some of these
Nijole V. Benokratis, Social Identity The Christian Identity Movement Technology made it possible for people to interact in new and interactive ways. However, many are inclined to use these mediums as a means to project their hatred toward other people or groups. These people can go as far as to organize hate groups meant to discriminate those particular people or communities. While the authorities struggle to address this issue by investing
C. By Michael Shively (June, 2005), the first hate crime laws were enacted during the sixties, seventies, and eighties. The first states to pass hate crime legislation were Oregon and Washington in 1981. The first federal hate crime legislation, Shively explains, was debated in 1985, and the first federal statute related to hate crimes was the Hate Crimes Statistics Act, passed in 1990. Subsequent to that Act, other pieces of
Hate crimes incidents occur nationally between 6,000 and 8,000 times annually, and many be increased by traumatic national events. Hate crime rates spiked in 2001, but have steadily decreased since then, though hate crimes between religious groups have increased slightly. Most offenders are young and act more out of personal sentiment than organizational strategy, which may be why hate crimes in Pennsylvania are mainly centered around the two big cities
Hate Speech Constitutionality of hate-speech laws and legislation College campus hate-speech codes, Fighting words; hate symbols State interest in regulating hate-speech, Arguments for and against such laws and codes, First Amendment protection of unpopular or offensive speech, Sentence enhancement for bias motivated crimes, Supreme Court handling of hate speech and hate crime issues Constitutionality of hate-speech laws and legislation The Constitution of the United States was drafted in 1787, ratified in 1788, and put into operation in 1789. The 10