Hate Crimes Essay

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Hate Crimes

I. What are Hate Crimes
A. Definitions for Hate Crimes
B. Counting Hate Crimes
1. White Power
2. Black Power

II. Examples of Hate Crimes
A. Hate Crime penalties

III. Reasons for Hate Crimes

Even though Hate Crimes have been around in the past, and have been most certainly been more violent in the past. Hate Crimes are most certainly still a problem in today's society, but it is not dealt with the same violent manner as previously performed in the past. There are still violent acts done out of hate, but the battle has been a lot more words. Hate crimes are a serious problem in today's society.

In this paper, three topics will be discussed. (1) What are Hate Crimes,
(2) Examples of Hate
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Hate crimes are so hard to count because it is not certain whether a crime is being committed out of hate.

In 1989-1991, a study done by Southern Poverty Law Center in Birmingham,
Alabama, recorded an increase of hate crimes in those three years. The number of murders went up 100%, Cross burnings went up 200%, and vandalism went up 50%.
These acts were said to be committed by a group of "skinheads" in the Ku Klux
Klan.

Ku Klux Klan started out as a secret club in 1866, just after the war, claiming "superiority of the southern white man." (Lang)20 Basically the KKK is a group of extremist individuals stalking, intimidating, hanging, and hurting anyone that was not a straight puritan white male. Many of nowadays extremists stemmed form these "Knights" of white terror. (Lang)32.

Hate Crimes are not only against Races (Blacks, Whites, Hispanic,
Chinese...) they are also against religious beliefs, sexual preferences, and other minorities in today's society.

There are what they call far left extremists and far right extremists, and both have had there leaders. The far right extremists are the ones who want change and want it now. They want to have Black power. Not equal rights for all as preached by the

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