Each November, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) releases its annual report on hate crime statistics, called the Hate Crime Statistics Report. The report is rarely uplifting, but this year, the 25th year of the report, the results are especially frightening, and include new categories. For the first time, data was collected on anti-Sikh, anti-Hindu, anti-Arab, anti-Mormon and anti-Eastern Orthodox crimes, as well as crimes against other religious denominations.
Two things are decidedly evident from this report. First, hate crimes are increasing and second, we must be more vigilant... Read More