How to combat hate crimes in New Jersey

It’s been just over a week since a gunman killed eight people at three different spas in the metro-Atlanta area. Six of the victims were females of Asian descent. The mass shooting came after a sharp rise in anti-Asian attacks, which have caused fear to escalate within that community.

Now, government leaders are grappling with how to combat hate crimes, including how they should be reported and broadly shared with the public. This report is part of our ongoing Exploring Hate series on “antisemitism, racism, and extremism.”

Major funding for Exploring Hate has been provided by the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Antisemitism, The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund and Patti Askwith Kenner.

WATCH: Atlanta shootings shake the Asian American community

MORE: Asians face increased harassment, violence in COVID-19 era

 

We’re in this together
For a better-informed future. Support our nonprofit newsroom.
Donate to NJ Spotlight