California Hate Crime Up 31% In 2020, Led By Anti-Black Bias
July 2, 2021 at 9:11 AM PDT
An epidemic of hate. That’s how California Attorney General Ron Bonta describes new statistics that show an alarming increase in hate crimes directed at Asian Americans and African Americans in the state. The overall number of hate crimes in California last year was the highest in more than 10 years. The rhetoric from the Trump administration about China’s role in the Pandemic and the country’s political polarization are cited as two possible explanations for the increase.