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Hate Crimes

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hate Crimes

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Hate Crimes

RAC Submits Testimony for Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing
Posted on Monday December 08, 2014

Tomorrow, Senator Durbin is holding a final hearing for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. The Senator’s goal for the hearing is to assess what has been accomplished in recent years and what still needs to be done on key civil and human rights issues. The RAC has submitted […]

Today We Remember: Commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

Today, we remember: Brittany Stergis, shot dead in her car in Cleveland, OH on December 5, 2013. Kanday Hall, murdered and found in a field, in Baltimore, MD on June 3, 2014. Aniya Oarker shot in the head in East Hollywood, CA on October 3, 2014. Today, we remember. We remember these three individuals who […]

Commemorating the Fifth Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
Posted on Wednesday October 22, 2014

By Michael Lieberman This month we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), the most important, comprehensive, and inclusive federal hate crime enforcement law passed in the past 40 years.  The Anti-Defamation League and the Religious Action Center played critical roles helping […]

Incidence of anti-Semitism in Baltimore over Rosh Hashanah
Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

As we begin the new Jewish year, these Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) are a time for us to reflect on the year that was and renew our commitments to tzedakah (justice) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). We also mark these days by heading to our synagogues to pray as a community, which is […]

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