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Hate Crimes

UCSD teach-in to focus on issues of racism, bigotry

The University of California at San Diego will be sponsoring a teach-in for students, staff and faculty on Feb. 24 to explore incidents of racism and bigotry and to discuss the importance of mutual respect and civility on the campus.

EQCA Hails Signing of Hate Crimes Legislation

Today President Obama made history by signing into law a bill that will extend existing hate crimes laws to include “gender identity and sexual orientation,” mandate FBI tracking of anti-LGBT hate crimes and allow the Justice Department to assist in hate crime investigations at the local level when local law enforcement is unable or unwilling to fully address these crimes.

In California and New York, Homophobic Music and Hate Crimes Still a Big Problem

Musical lyrics promoting the killing of people should never be the chorus of any tune. That however, is not the case for Buju Banton, a reggae singer whose music promotes the violent murder of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.