Sunday, 26 September 2021

Reports of hate crimes surge in post election America

CALIFORNIA: California authorities are investigating a reported attack on a college campus of a Muslim student wearing a headscarf as a hate crime. San Diego State University’s police department said two suspects who assaulted the student on campus on Wednesday had targeted her because of her faith and made comments about Donald Trump’s election. The woman was not hurt. Authorities said the assault occurred in a parking complex while the woman was wearing a hijab. The suspects stole her car keys, and the vehicle was later reported missing, authorities said.

“We condemn this hateful act and urge all members of our community to join us in condemning such hateful acts,” SDSU President Elliot Hirshman said in a statement. It comes amid a series of photos published on social media showing alleged racist graffiti after Donald Trump was elected US president on November 8. In one photo, the words ‘Make America white again’ are sprawled across a building, much to the ire of the Twitter user, Shaun King, who posted it. Another Twitter post by Minnesota’s WCCO – CBS news service shows photos depicting graffiti that read #whitesonly, #whiteamerica and ‘Trump’ on a public bathroom door while ‘go back to Africa’ accompanied by ‘make America great again’ had been written on a hand-towel dispenser.

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