Hate continues to rise among all marginalized groups in Los Angeles. That is the conclusion of the report entitled “The State of Hate in LA” that was conducted by the Stop the Hate Program. Kiran Bhalla is the Stop the Hate Project Director of the AAPI Equity Alliance. She broke down the report and the purpose of this initiative.
Kiran Bhalla: We felt strongly that it was important to lay a foundation by acknowledging the long history of hate in Los Angeles, discussing the causes of hate and how it manifests and proposing strategies to tackle that hate.
For Robin Toma who is the executive director of LA Versus Hate, he has seen the numbers that contribute to this problem.
Robin Toma: I think it’s very easy for me to point out that the data that we have been seeing over the years has been very much disturbing and is unlike the past, not having any downs. It is a continual rise.