Essay on Hate Crime Or Bias Crime

1631 Words May 19th, 2016 7 Pages
Hate crime or bias crime has been of the biggest issue in our society. At the beginning of 17th century and 18th century, the United States brought Africans to use as slave. These people were considerate less than a person only because their color of their skins. For decades African Americans slaves were exploited and humiliated by their owners. They were considered as a property and didn’t have any right. For African Americans be considered as an equal of White Americans take a lot of time. On January 1, 1863 African Americans’ slave were declared free by Abraham Lincoln, but they still were discriminated and didn’t have all the rights as citizens of the United States. People continues discriminated and putting them separated from the rest of the citizens. Today in our society, hate crime or bias crime still affect our minorities groups such as African American, Hispanic or Latinos. According to the Hate Crime Statistic Act of 1990, “The term hate crime has become part of our everyday language and is commonly understood as a criminal offense that is committed against individuals or groups because of extreme prejudice.” (Nolan, Akiyama & Berhanu, 136) There are evidence that in the last years we have been see all types of hate crimes committed by hate crime groups. Around the country young African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos males have been victims of White Americans. Hate crimes are usually commit to send a messages of fear and inferiority and let victims know that…

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