Essay about Hate Crimes And Its Effect On People

1079 Words Jul 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Ever since the begging of time crime has always been a huge part of the human race. But as time seemed to go on not only did crime progress, it progressed in a way that was targeted towards specific groups of people. This type of crime is classified as a hate crime. A hate crime is defined as a crime, usually violent, motivated by prejudice or intolerance toward an individual’s national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
In America and around the world there has been many hate crimes that has been committed, most commonly within the LGBT community of people. Dating back to the bible time crimes against gay people has been prominent, due to religious beliefs and fear of people who were different. This paper will illustrate, how hate crimes has an effect on people who are gay and what is being done to lower these rates of hate crimes.
Over the past fifty years hates there have been more and more hate crimes against LGBT people. Some include Matthew Shepard (1998), Rose (2002), the Hampton road killer (1987-1996), and the handcuff man (1991). These are just some of many. (Cite). Crime that have happened again the LGBT community is not only people who are gay, but also people who support and advocate for them.
Dating back to the 1960s, people who are now in their older years talked about in a study that because homosexuality was considered as abnormal they did not want to come out, due to the fear of being institutionalized…

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