State’s attorney Robert Haida is refusing to charge two black teens with a hate crime after they beat a white student on a bus when he refused to move from his seat. The white victim sat in an empty space beside a black student. The black student attempted to push the white student out of the seat. When the white student refused to move, the black teen repeatedly punched the victim. A few minutes later, another black student beat the victim as well.
September 18, 2009
September 15, 2009
Police say two teenage black suspects assaulted a white student when he refused to move from his bus seat, leaving the victim with broken glasses and a bloody face. Police believe the beatings were racially motivated.
December 3, 2007
Last month, someone left a knotted rope and a letter containing a drawing of a noose in a firehouse. The event triggered a federal investigation into possible civil rights violations and inspired suspicion and hatred of whites. However, after it was discovered that a black man, Donald Maynard, was responsible for the racist display, a spokesman for the mayor and police announced no charges would be filed.
November 16, 2007
A furniture store in Virginia is using a racist sign to attract illegal immigrant consumers. The sign translates as “Credit without gringo papers.”
November 6, 2007
After being linked to the incidents by hidden video, Jewish student Sarah Marshak admitted to drawing swastikas on the whiteboard attached to her own dorm room door. Over the past two weeks, the repeated appearance of swastikas at George Washington University has drawn media attention, caused heated debate at the school and even triggered an FBI investigation.
June 2, 2007
A Dutch trade union wants minorities to receive preference over white job applicants.
May 29, 2007
Lionel Sosa, a Hispanic Republican strategist explained his support of Hispanic Democrat Bill Richardson by saying, “Blood runs thicker than politics.“
May 12, 2007
In the UK, schools that are too white could be shut down or taken over by the government. The schools minister will enforce guidelines requiring white students to mix with minorities.
April 8, 2007
The Easter Bunny has been banned from a Rhode Island school for being too Christian.
March 7, 2007
In December, Sarah Kaspereit told police two men threw her to the ground and carved the word “lesbian” on her arm. She has now admitted that she did it herself. She has not been charged with a crime even though she filed a false police report.