California recently awarded $91 million in grants to local organizations that help prevent hate crimes or support survivors, part of an unprecedented effort to combat hate in a state that saw a 20% increase in such crimes in 2022.
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has recommitted funding for the Stop the Hate program to support direct services to victims of hate and their families and to provide prevention and intervention services against and in response to hate.
Fellow Democrats, civil rights advocates and even members of his own family are excoriating presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after he floated a conspiracy theory that COVID-19 is “ethnically targeted” to disproportionately attack white and Black people while Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese people are most immune.
A new report from the California Department of Justice notes that hate crimes against Asian Americans have dramatically dropped since last year. But civil rights advocates say the data does not accurately reflect the threats the community continues to face.