O.C. hate crimes against Blacks and Latinos increased in 2008

Some of our readers have been alleging this week that white residents of Orange County are attacked more often than minorities.  It turns out that is not true.  The Orange County Human Relations Commission just released their 2008 report on Orange County Hate Crimes.  Sure enough, the minorities are more often the targets of these attacks.

  • African Americans make up less than 2% of Orange County ‘s population but are consistently the most frequent targets of hate crime.
  • Hate crime trends against Latinos are up, this may be due to misplaced concerns about the economy and the vilification of immigrants, as well as fear of foreigners.
  • Gays and lesbians are one of the most frequent targets of hate crime, the emotionally charged and protracted battle over the issue of gay marriage may contribute to this.

Click here to read the full report.

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