In the days since Trump became president-elect, the United States has seen a rise in racist and anti-Semitic crimes.
More post-election depravity at Indiana church vandalized w/ “Heil Trump,” swastika, & gay slur graffiti https://t.co/PaHrVidC5t#ExposeHatepic.twitter.com/98EKdl7owj— Oren Segal (@orensegal) November 14, 2016
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has responded by starting a hashtag to highlight these examples of violence and vandalism: #ExposeHate.
“Sadly, the contentious tone from the 2016 election has translated into a moment of ripeness for the haters to deface properties across the country with some of the most unsettling anti-Semitic and racist imagery,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO in a press release.
Trump, swastika graffiti found at SUNY dorm; Cuomo orders hate crime investigation https://t.co/Vogkof2zEE#bdjmag2001— Teri Weaver (@TeriKWeaver) November 13, 2016
“We must not let this troubling trend of hate define our society, which means that the onus is on our community leaders, religious clergy, elected officials and others to remain vigilant, report incidents when they surface and make clear that this level of vitriol will not be tolerated.”
The ADL also started a new online reporting mechanism, where the public can report any anti-Semitic, racist or bigoted incidents.
Missoula, Montana synagogue requests police protection after anti-Semitic fliers appear in city. https://t.co/viJPMlF8Bq#ExposeHate— Oren Segal (@orensegal) November 14, 2016
The ADL is asking everyone who is a victim of hate or aware of an incident to share it and add the hashtag #ExposeHate, or retweet reports by others and add the hashtag.
Here are some additional examples people have posted online so far.
Was only a matter of time before it happened to someone I know: friend faced an anti-Semitic attack in one of DC’s wealthiest suburbs.— Huma Imtiaz (@HumaImtiaz) November 14, 2016
▶ New School student says swastika drawn on door as hate crimes spike amid Trump win https://t.co/bSl7eMckbM@PIX11Newspic.twitter.com/LDvFGFcyWk— blicqer™ (@blicqer) November 12, 2016
#BREAKING: Apparent Trump-related vandalism at Silver Spring church: https://t.co/GJSBOjcHic#FOX5DCpic.twitter.com/OOF0JStXzW— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) November 13, 2016
This is disgusting and should be added to any list of post-election hate incidents. #ExposeHate#Melania#Trumphttps://t.co/lHqBKqDPj2— Oren Segal (@orensegal) November 15, 2016
"White power" scrawled on Des Moines woman's front door https://t.co/F7IEVtE3A3#ExposeHatepic.twitter.com/6mK33bnZna— Oren Segal (@orensegal) November 15, 2016
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