A Remarkable New Book about the Charleston Shooting
Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes discusses how mainstream journalism tends to stereotype the victims of mass shootings.
As American Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Mosques Have Ramped Up Security
A rise in Islamophobic hate crimes during the Trump presidency has led to increased law-enforcement presence at places of worship.
The Fatal Shooting of Muhlaysia Booker Is Part of a Larger Trend of Violence Against Black Trans Women
Five black transgender women have been killed in the United States so far this year.
Could Church Burnings in Louisiana Show a Connection Between Black Metal and White Supremacy?
The man accused of burning three black churches in Louisiana had an affinity for metal music, a cultural scene white supremacists have infiltrated in the past.
Hate Crimes Are on the Rise. Why Do Many Still Go Unreported?
Actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for making a false report of a hate crime. Research shows such reports are rare.
'Hate Is Just Exhausting': Growing Up With—and Running Away From—the Ku Klux Klan
The daughter of a KKK Grand Dragon discusses life with the Klan, how she escaped, and the state of hate today.
Anti-Black and Anti-Semitic Attacks Top the FBI's 2017 Records for Hate Crimes
City, state, tribal, and other law enforcement agencies reported more than 7,000 hate crimes to the FBI in 2017, according to numbers the FBI released on Tuesday.
America Responds to Anti-Semitic Violence (in Photos)
The Pittsburgh massacre wasn't the first—or last—act of anti-Semitism in the past week.
Remembering When Anti-Semitic Violence Had the Power to Shock
When a young Jewish woman was murdered at my university a decade ago, the crime seemed unthinkable. Today, such events can feel almost chillingly unsurprising.
How the Pittsburgh Massacre Fits Into America's Long History of Anti-Semitism
Violence driven by racial or religious hatred is as American as apple pie, according to a cultural anthropologist who has studied the white-power movement.
A Look Into the Evidence That 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists Are a Pack
Studies find that many of them connect with like-minded believers online and broadcast their ideology and intentions before they act.
Twenty Years After Matthew Shepard's Death, What's Changed?
Shepard's murderer unsuccessfully claimed gay panic, a defense that's still legal in 47 states.
Assessing a Troubling Trend of Racial and Religious Harassment in New York City
Among the 3,000 Muslim, Jewish, and Sikh residents surveyed, some 38 percent said they had been verbally harassed or taunted because of their race or faith.
Muslim Americans See a Major Spike in Hate Crimes—and Political Participation
Islamophobic incidents are up, but so is Muslim-American engagement in politics.
The Shocking Legacy of America's Worst Modern-Day Lynching
Twenty years after the brutal, racially motivated murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas, some residents are trying to scrub the crime—and the bigotry behind it—from the town's history.
Anti-Semitic Incidents in the U.S. Rose 57 Percent in 2017
There were 1,986 reported anti-Semitic incidents last year.
Are Police Officers Being Properly Trained to Deal With Hate Crimes?
Only a fraction of bias crimes ever get reported. Fewer still get successfully prosecuted. Perhaps the widespread lack of training for frontline officers has something to do with that.
Viewfinder: Jewish Mourning in Argentina
A man prays in front of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association Jewish community center during the commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the terrorist bombing attack that killed 85 people and injured 300, in Buenos Aires on July 18th, 2017.
What We Know—and Don't Know—About Hate Crimes in America
It's been about six months since ProPublica joined forces with newsrooms around the country to track hate. They've collected information on thousands of incidents, but much remains unknown about the scale of the problem.