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Transgender woman burned to death, murder investigated as a hate crime

The murder of a transgender woman who was burned to death in Florida is being investigated as a hate crime. The remains were found behind a vehicle rental facility at 2807 Fowler Street in Fort Myers on Thursday. Authorities have identified the remains as those of Yaz’min Shancez , 31.

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Update: students charged with hate crime expelled from San Jose State University

San Jose State University has expelled three students accused of bullying and tormenting their black roommate. A fourth student has been placed on probation for the rest of his college career if he returns. 

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Update: charges brought against 5 Hasidic men who beat black gay fashion student

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In December, we reported that Taj Patterson, a black, gay New York fashion student, was attacked by five Hasidic men while walking home from a night out. The men have since been charged in connection to the incident. 

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San Jose State University student files $5 million discrimination claim

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A San Jose State University student who says he was a victim of racial discrimination has filed a $5 million damages claim against the institution. Donald Williams, 18, named the university, its president Mohammad Qayoumi, and others as the defendants. 

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Father dies while defending daughter during hate crime

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  A Chicago man died while defending his 15-year-old daughter from an alleged hate crime Wednesday. Each day, 59-year-old Michael Tingling would walk his daughter Masharah to school and be waiting for her to finish up when classes were over. When a man hurled racial epithets at them, Tingling pulled his daughter behind him to […]

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Interracial couple’s home spray-painted with racist death threats

  A Pennsylvania couple’s home was vandalized with words and symbols of hate. On Feb. 21, Marlene Williams and Jason Powell  found the words, “Die N***er” and “1.87,” along with swastikas spray-painted in black on their garage door. 

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Texas man charged with hate crime after filming ‘Knockout’ attack denied bail

A Texas man charged with a hate crime after filming himself attacking a 79-year-old man has been denied bail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy deemed Conrad Barrett, 27, a flight risk and danger to the community. Barrett, who is white, faces federal hate crimes for the attack. 

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White man films self playing ‘Knockout,’ charged with hate crime

A Texas man who filmed himself knocking out a 79-year-old black man has been charged with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, appeared in court today for the crime, believed to be a “Knockout” assault. Knockout is a violent game in which the […]

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Community members urge prosecutor to charge Dione Payne murderers with rape, hate crime

Earlier this month, we reported on the murder of 16-year-old Dione Payne. The Ohio teen was beat to death by two white men, and according to media sources, police were investigating a possible motive. Turns out that not only was Payne beaten, but sexually assaulted. Community  members are urging Franklin City Prosecutor Steven Runge bring […]

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Black man attacked, called gay slurs by Jewish men while walking home

A black New York fashion student says he was attacked by a group of men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while walking home after a night of partying. 22-year-old Taj Patterson was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when more than a dozen Orthodox Jewish men assaulted him on […]

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