Thank you for having the courage to report a hate incident and share your story.
By coming forward to share what you experienced or witnessed, you are furthering the efforts to educate others, empower other hate crime survivors, and enhance the efforts of response, protection, prevention, and tracking. By obtaining data on hate crimes, advocates are able to acquire more resources.
We will not share your personal information outside the Anti-Hate Action Center unless you give us permission.
You are not alone. If you choose to seek assistance for yourself or another individual, we can contact you to provide resources and support.
You are free to remain anonymous. However, providing as much information about the situation and yourself will allow us to get assistance to you if you need it.
Hate Crime v. Hate Incident – It is important to have information on both forms of hate:
A hate crime must involve a “crime” and it is often a violent crime, such as assault, murder, arson, vandalism, or threats to commit such crimes. It may also cover conspiring or asking another person to commit such crimes, even if the crime was never carried out. If you've experienced an act of violence, intimidation, or hostility because of who you are, you may have been the victim of a hate crime. A hate crime can take the form of verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault, criminal damage to your property, arson, manslaughter, or murder, and can impact individuals, families, and communities.
A hate/bias incident are acts of prejudice that are not crimes and do not involve violence, threats, or property damage. The term “hate incident” is used to describe actions or behaviors motivated by hate. Examples of hate incidents include: name-calling, insults, racial slurs, distributing hate materials in public places, and displaying hate materials on one’s own property. We need information about these incidents as well.