Updated: Nov 11, 2021
People are not born with hate, it's learned. But respect, love, and kindness can also be taught. Here are some educational resources for people of all ages.
What is a hate crime?
That depends on where you live. In Texas, a hate crime is defined as a criminal offense against a person, persons, or property that was committed because of bias or prejudice against a group identified by race, color, disability, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender or sexual preference, or by status as a peace officer or judge. When a criminal offense is prosecuted as a hate crime in Texas, it can enhance the sentence, but a hate crime is not classified as a criminal offense on its own.
Hate crimes often impact an entire community, not just the victim(s), and make people fear for their safety. That's why it's so important to report this type of crime.
No Place for Hate Anti-bias and diversity education in schools.
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Information and advice on a range of topics impacting the LGBTQ community.
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