Hate Crimes


Born Out of Tragedy, Sikh Coalition Continues to Champion Inclusion & Solidarity

After learning of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, it didn’t take long for Amardeep Singh to decide his next steps. Singh, a Sikh American and lawyer by training, was living in Washington, D.C. … Continued


Recent Attack Reveals Long History of Violence Against Sikh Americans

On the evening of Sept. 21, Prabhjot Singh was attacked by a group of young men on bicycles as he walked near his home in Harlem. Singh is a Sikh man of Indian origin who wears a turban and has … Continued

FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs, Hindus, and Arabs

More than two years after advocacy groups began urging the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, and Arabs, the federal agency announced last week that it will finally start doing so in 2015. The Sikh … Continued

Cross-Post: Wall Street Journal Denies Existence of Islamophobia

Originally published on Huffington Post. By Nathan Lean, Editor-in-Chief, Aslan Media; Author. Unless you’ve been asleep for the past 10 years (or write book reviews for the Wall Street Journal), you may have noticed that anti-Muslim sentiment in the past … Continued

Tulsa Murders Targeting Black Community Point to Racial Vendetta

Two men were arrested and charged early Sunday in a shooting rampage that left three dead and two injured in Tulsa. All the victims are African-American and widespread media speculation is that the attacks were racially motivated. Racist violence is … Continued


Muslim Woman Brutally Murdered in California Hate Crime

Last Wednesday, Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi immigrant and mother of five was brutally beaten to death in her California home in what is likely a racially-motivated attack. She was taken off life support and died on Sunday. According to her … Continued

Not In Our Town National Week of Action: Communities Stand Together Against Hate

by Catharine Debelle A hate crime is reported nearly every hour in this country. These attacks not only harm the victim but create a climate of fear that reverberates across entire communities. This month, communities across the country join in … Continued


Justice prevails for victims of 2005 racially motivated attack

On January 31, a hearing was held in Illinois’ Kankakee County Courthouse for a case brought by three young African-American men against four white men convicted of attacking them. The lawsuit states that while Vantis, Isaiah and Kenyon Coiley were … Continued


Racism & Teenage Killers in America

It is impossible to measure the suffering of one against another. Comparing tragedies never helps make sense of them. The story of Abelino Mazariego, though, should be told, and it must be compared to others in order to prevent it … Continued