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Experts: Hate Crimes Are a Public Health Issue

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by Steven Ross Johnson

The violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 is part of a rise in hate-related crimes, a trend that could be harming the nation’s health beyond the direct effects of the actual hate crimes.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, more than 1,800 race-related incidents occurred between Nov. 9 and March 31, with more than 1,000 occurring within the first month after the election.

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