Hate Crime in America, 1968–2013: A Chronology of Offenses, by Michael Newton

By Michael Newton

Crimes prompted through prejudice date to the start of human heritage. regardless of laws addressing bias-driven offenses hate crimes proceed to plague sleek American society. starting with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 six days later, this chronology catalogs hate crimes and the appropriate statutes and amendments affecting the definition, prosecution and punishment of hate crimes in the U.S. via 2013. The creation sketches the historical past of hate crimes laws via 1968, whereas an appendix lists and in brief describes hate crime statutes shortly in strength in quite a few states. From racial violence and assaults on gays and lesbians to the bombings of abortion clinics through “pro-life” extremists to attacks on Muslims within the wake of 9-11, this reference paintings lays naked an unpleasant yet severe point of yankee history.

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