Report: Growing Trend of Post-Election Incidents
A recent report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reveals that more than 400 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation have taken place since Donald Trump was elected president.
The report, which was released on Tuesday, states that between Wednesday Nov. 9—the day after the presidential election—and the morning of Monday, Nov. 14, 437 reports of hateful intimidation and harassment were collected by the SPLC.
The Center collected its data from news reports, social media, and direct submissions via SPLC’s #ReportHate page.
Most of the reports involved anti-immigration incidents (136), followed by anti-Black (89) and anti-LGBT (43). The Center also has a “Trump” category, which refers to incidents where there was no clearly defined target, such as pro-Trump vandalism. Twenty reports of anti-Trump intimidation and harassment were also collected by the Center.
Examples from around the country can be viewed below as summarized from the report.
A Muslim woman was riding the Max to Beaverton in the early afternoon and a group of teenagers went to the corner of the car where she was sitting and got up in her face yelling at her that she was a terrorist, that our new president was going to deport her, that she can’t wear her hijab anymore. They got increasingly menacing, and my friend went over and made them get off the train. When they were leaving through the door they tried to spit on her.
A gay man in North Carolina:
My boyfriend and I were walking down the sidewalk in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was 9:30 PM, and we were holding hands and walking to a restaurant for dinner. A white car passed us and a white male in the back passenger-side seat leaned out the window and yelled, “Fucking faggots!” at us.
A Latina woman in Texas reported:
I was walking my baby at my neighborhood park and a truck drove by with a male driving and a female passenger. The female yelled “white power” at us as they drove by and then sped away.”
Venues of harassment included K-12 schools (99), businesses (76) and universities (67). Private property (40) and moving vehicles (38) were also common places for harassment and vandalism.
Click here for the full report.