Essay On Hate Crimes

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The Stakeholders The Hate Crime Opponents The societal problem of hate crimes has many stakeholders not only opposing hate crimes but also supporting them. Of the many stakeholders opposing hate crimes, specifically those relating to a race-bias, Black Lives Matter is the most prominent one in the media. Black Lives Matter, which was founded on July 13, 2013, is an activist community that strives to end the world of “anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive” (What We Believe). The Black Lives Matter movement has recently been geared toward police brutality. Black Lives Matter believes that police intentionally treat blacks differently and see them more as a threat than other races. They believe that the police inflict violent behavior on blacks because of their skin color. The Black Lives Matter website says, “We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location” (What We Believe). A prominent stakeholder that opposes hate crimes relating to a religion-bias is Alliance Defending Freedom. Alliance Defending Freedom is a Christian organization that fights to defend the religious freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Dr. Bill Bright, an American evangelist, founded the organization on January 31, 1994. The

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