Hate Crimes Essay:
Recognizing, Preventing, Eliminating
As powerful a tool as the Net can be in spreading hate, it can be equally
powerful in exposing the hate, writes Rick Goldberg in an essay in HateWatch,
one of the leading monitors of racist and homophobic activity on the internet.
While it is easy to dismiss groups that wage on those of the deceived Hell-
bound estate… the majority of hate sites today affect a veneer of
sophistication and supplicity that complement their often artful page
Groups like HateWatch do not advocate censoring, or even hacking
white supremacist, anti-religion, anti-arabic, or and anti-gay sites as
much as catergorizing them by geography and there ideas. There is still the
hope that such a database will link anti-hate forces as succesfully on the
internet and group together of what were once scattered and mostly
undefined forces of violent bigotry. I for one plan to devote my life
in promoting tolerance, diversity and equality in society, religion, and
politics through recognizing, prevention, and finally elimination.
Before we can begin discussing bigotry and forms of hate we must first
define and realize what exactly it is and how much it really effects us in
society. Hate Crimes are just not statistics, ask anyone who has ever
been inflicted by it. Its reality.
Hate Crimes come in all shapes and
sizes, they are targeted at a number of groups, of these groups
mixed races, homosexuals, and religious differences seem to be the most.
Lets examine in debth each of these three types of hate crimes.
Mixed Races: Since the early development of society in the United States,
racism has always been a diversive issue faced by communities on a
political level. Our country was built from the immigration of people
from an international array of backgrounds. However, multitudes of
white supremacists blame their personal as well as economic
misfortunes on an abundance of ethnic groups. African-Americans, Hispanic
and Asians are only some of the of groups tormented by these white
As the amount of ethnic diversity gradually increased in
the political systems of Louisiana and the United States,
organizations rapidly formed to challenge the new ethnic variation in
government. The Ku Klux Klan is one of these groups that were formed
by people who were angered by the increase of diversity in political
office and in the workplace. Local and state officials that were
members of the Klan aided in providing influence, money, and
information to the racist organization. As the civil rights movement
became accepted, it seemed as if the power of racist organizations
deteriorated. However, with the Klan demanding freedom of speech, with
political figures related to the Ku Klux Klan still bringing prejudice
to politics throughout the country, and with multitudes of
African-American churches being burned to the ground, it seems as if
the Ku Klux Klan is still a threat to the citizens of this country.
Can we really just sit back and watch?
Homosexuals: Two of the many issues today
evolving around homosexuals is same sex marriages and acceptance in the
The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the
most significant issues in contemporary American family law.
Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms
discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political
questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues
emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it
could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history
of American family law. The potential consequences, positive or
negative, for children, parents, same-sex couples, families, social
structure public health, and the status of women are enormous. Given
the importance of the issue, the value of comprehensive debate of the
reasons for and against legalizing same-sex marriage should be
obvious. Marriage is much more than merely a commitment to love one
Aside from societial and religious conventions, marriage
shows legally imposed financial responsibility and legally
authorized financial benefits. Marriage provides automatic legal
protections for the spouse, including medical visitation,
succession of a deceased spouse’s property, as well as pension and
other rights. When two adults desire to contract in the eyes of the
law, as well a perhaps promise in the eyes of a God and their
friends and family, to be responsible for .