Hate Crimes on the Rise. What Can Cities Do?

According to a recent New York Times article, “Hate crime reports increased 17 percent last year from 2016, the F.B.I. said on Tuesday, rising for the third consecutive year as heated racial rhetoric and actions have come to dominate the news.”

According to the report, “Of the more than 7,100 hate crimes reported last year, nearly three out of five were motivated by race and ethnicity.” Given these alarming statistics, it is now more important than ever for a National Day of Racial Healing.

The third annual National Day of Racial Healing will be Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. At a minimum, cities can issue this mayoral proclamation. Additionally, the National Civic League (in collaboration with the Kellogg Foundation) has compiled a National Day of Racial Healing Participation Guide with detailed ways that cities, philanthropies, businesses and individuals can get involved.

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“The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing” – Edmund Burke



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