Hate crimes are a persistent problem in America, even in seemingly quiet, politically tolerant communities. Producers Stephen Smith and Dan Olson focus on two such communities, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Portland, Oregon, each of which face disturbing levels of assault, vandalism, harassment and even murder committed on the basis of the victim's race, religion, sexual preference, or gender. The program examines why a country that is becoming more culturally diverse may be growing less tolerant.
Whom They Fear They Hate was produced by Steven Smith and Dan Olson.
Hate Crimes Research Network
Portland State University in Oregon provides this source of research, publications and links concerning bias motivated crime.
Hate Crimes Legislation
Find out the current laws and the debate over hate crime legislation.
St. Paul Neighborhood Crime Map
Search six years of information on crimes committed in each neighborhood of the city.
Not in Our Town
NOT IN OUR TOWN is a national movement that encourages community response to hate crimes. The project combines PBS broadcast, grassroots events, educational outreach and online activities to help communities battling hate talk to and learn from each other.
The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
by: Alex Kotlowitz 1999
The death of a black youth makes two segregated towns evaluate their racial relations.
The Violence of Hate : Confronting Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Other Forms of Bigotry
by: Jack Levin 2001
Explore how and why hate is used as a justification for violence.
In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes
by: Barbara Perry 2000
This book offers theoretical, legal and historical perspectives on hate crimes while exploring violence within ethnic groups.