Documenting Hate Reveals How Hate-Fueled Violence Has Become Routine

Documenting Hate’s catalogue of incidents captures the seeming ordinariness of many of them.

Willie Lawson paints over racist graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in Roseville, Calif. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

Last Wednesday, July 19, was something of a busy news day. There was word North Korea was making preparations for yet another provocative missile test. The Supreme Court, in its latest ruling in the controversial travel ban case, said that people from the six largely Muslim countries covered by the immigration enforcement action could enter the

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The Power of Hate – In Loving Memory Of Nabra Hassanen

Thousands have signed a petition calling on state and federal officials to investigate the 17-year-old’s death as a hate crime. But the case, like others before, highlights how challenging it is to apply that label and the narrow criteria it needs to meet.

17 year-old Nabra Hassanen. (Photo: Facebook)

FAIRFAX, Va - Social engineering has brought us the current political and social climate that we see today.  It has legitimized and validated people who harbored cultural biases. Nabra had three strikes against her, she was black, Muslim, and a female, all three components put her at increased risk of social ostracization and potential

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Muslim Teen Leaving Virginia Mosque Murdered

The attack occurred as a man in London plowed his van into a group Muslim worshipers outside a mosque, killing at least one person.

17 year-old Nabra Hassanen. (Photo: Facebook)

Police in Fairfax County, Va, say they believe the remains of a female found in a pond Sunday afternoon are those of a 17-year-old girl who was assaulted and disappeared hours earlier while walking with a group of friends. Multiple news outlets report that the group was walking to a mosque, while others report that they were leaving a

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Kansas Bar Shooter Who Mistook Indian For Iranian Faces Hate Crime Charges

Adam Purinton was arrested at an Applebee’s in Clinton, Missouri, after he allegedly told one of the staff members that he had killed two Iranian men in a bar.

Adam Purinton, charged in the Olathe Austins bar shootings, appears in Division 8 at the Johnson County District Courthouse in Olathe, Kan. (David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star)

Adam Purinton, the suspect in a February shooting at an Olathe, Kansas, bar, now faces federal hate crime charges, the Justice Department announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Purinton, 52, for shooting and killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla due to his race, color, religion, and national origin. He was also charged with the attempted murder of

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Member Of ‘Alt Reich’ Group Charged In Stabbing Death Of Black Student

The murder at the University of Maryland follows a series a spike in the number of racist incidents on the campus.

People gather for a candlelight vigil at a bus shelter at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md, May 21, 2017, where visiting student was fatally stabbed. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

The FBI is investigating the stabbing death of a 23-year-old African-American student on the University of Maryland campus Saturday as a potential hate crime. Authorities said Sunday that the suspect, a white man, was a member of a Facebook group called “Alt-Reich: Nation.” Richard W. Collins II, a student at Bowie State University, was visiting

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1 Killed, 2 Hospitalized In Racially Motivated Kansas City Bar Shooting

Asked at a news conference Thursday if the involvement of federal authorities indicated the shooting might be considered a hate crime, FBI special agent Eric Jackson said it was too early to determine.

Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kan. was arrested early Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in connection with a shooting at a bar in Olathe that left one person dead and and wounding two others. (Henry County (Mo.) Sheriff's Office via AP)

OLATHE, Kan. (REPORT) — A man has been charged with murder in what some witnesses described as a racially motivated shooting at a crowded suburban Kansas City bar that left one Indian man dead and two other men hospitalized. Local police are working with the FBI to investigate the shooting Wednesday night in Olathe, Kansas, but have declined to

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