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While we say Idaho is "Too Great for Hate," hate crime is a serious and growing law enforcement challenge. The July Idaho State Police report on Hate Crime in Idaho illustrates the harsh reality of a 27.3 percent increase in Gem State hate crimes in 2016, compared with 2015.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said hate crimes in the United States have spiked since 2016, which was the worst year on record for anti-Muslim incidents since the group began its documenting system in 2013. The number of bias incidents in the first half of 2017 since Donald Trump took office as president also rose by 24 percent compared with the first six months of 2016, CAIR said.
Idaho is ranked by the Southern Poverty Law Center as having the nation's second-largest concentration of hate groups (12).
United Vision for Idaho provides critical statewide training on organizing for social change, and exploring systemic discrimination through policy using the "spiral of injustice" a sequence of language, avoidance, discrimination, violence and culminate in elimination. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent disclosures of high-profile harassment, unwelcome sexual advances, and outright assault have revived attention to a longstanding social problem of powerful people taking advantage of others who are less powerful.
When we talk about the issue and use the #MeToo hashtag in social media posts, it’s important to remember and honor the true origins of this social justice movement.
Like so many other social justice movements, it rose from the struggles of Black women and was co-opted by white women.
This is the view of Neesha Powell, writing on “Queer & Trans Survivors Are Being Forgotten In The #MeToo Movement — Here’s How To Center Them,” in the online magazine Everyday Feminism.
As a statewide coalition of more than 40 organizations and more than 35,000 individuals, our diversity enables us to examine and consider both the root causes of systemic oppression and marginalization too many Idahoans face.
Join us as we work together to identify and develop ways to overcome the causes of this discrimination, especially on behalf of those who are most vulnerable.
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