A wave of hateful attacks has swept across America in response to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a group dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, has been compiling the Trump-inspired acts of hatred popping up all over America.
While some conservatives are dismissing the incidents, or acting like they never happened at all, they’re very real and dangerous.
Here are ten of those cases. And there will be more to come.
- A baseball dugout in Wellsville, New York was vandalized with a swastika and the slogan “Make America White Again” was posted. New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the incident is now being investigated as a hate crime.
— SPLC (@splcenter) November 10, 2016
- Nazi graffiti was painted on a building in South Philadelphia, along with the words “Sieg Heil” and “Trump.” The “T” in “Trump” was replaced by a swastika.
- Two rainbow gay pride flags in Rochester, New York, were burned.
- A group of black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania were added to a racist online messaging account, where they were bombarded by hate messages. The school has reached out the FBI’s cyber-crime division to investigate.
- A woman in a hijab at San Diego State University was robbed by two men “who made comments about President-Elect Trump and the Muslim community,” according to the police report.
- At San Jose State University a female student in a hijab was attacked from behind by an assailant who grabbed her head covering, which choked her and caused her to fall.
- Another San Jose State University student was told to “go back to his own country,” and an assailant tried to kick him.
- A man threatened to set a woman at the University of Michigan on fire, and forced her to remove her hijab.
- A chant of “build the wall” by middle school students in a suburb of Detroit was caught on video the day after the election
- At a high school in Maple Grove, Minnesota, a bathroom stall door was defaced with the words “White America,” “Whites Only,” and other racial slurs.
Featured image via Flickr