The twentieth century appeared to close much as it had opened - with sprees of violence directed against qthe Other.q The murder of Matthew Shepard, the lynching of James Byrd, the murderous rampage of Benjamin Smith, and post-9/11 anti-Muslim violence all stand as reminders that the bigotry that kills is much more than an unfortunate chapter in U.S. history. Racial, gender, ethnic and religious violence persist. This riveting new set focused on hate crimes comes at a time when such acts are still not uncommon. The topic, then, remains relevant despite outcries for an end to such violence. It covers a wide variety of hate crimes, the consequences for both victims and perpetrators and their communities, efforts to combat hate crime, and other aspects of these ugly offenses that affect everyone.King and Brewer had met in prison, where they joined a white supremacist prison gang and developed the racist ideologies that would ultimately contribute to Byrda#39;s death (Temple-Raston, 2002). Exposure to extremist ideology is certainly oneanbsp;...
|Title||:||Hate Crimes [5 Volumes]|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2009-02-28|