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Hate crimes
Willis, Laurie.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2007]

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119 pages ; 24 cm.
The recruitment tactics of skinheads / T.J. Leyden, interviewed by Vivienne Walt -- A former skinhead tells of why bored, unsupervised, middle-class White youths make the best targets for skinhead recruiters -- Warning against the sin of homosexuality / Fred Phelps, Sr -- Promoting the white supremacist worldview / Matthew Hale, interviewed by Matt Sharkey -- Chapter 2: Survivors and witnesses speak out -- A mother wants the world to see what savagery was done to her son / Mamie Till-Mobley -- An African American woman writes about the funeral of her son, Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old boy who was murdered by Southern Whites in the 1950s -- A woman's dark skin provokes hateful reactions after September 11, 2001 / Chitra Divakaruni -- An Indian American author describes how her dark color and foreign dress made her the target of misplaced anti-Arabic hatred following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 -- Killed because he looked Arab / Joginder Kaur -- The wife of an Indian American man explains how her husband was shot and killed by an Arizona man who, because of his anger over the September 11, 2001, tragedy, was determined to take revenge against anyone who looked Arabic -- Finding a swastika in my binder / Elizabeth Chase -- When confronted with anti-semitic symbols in her school, a Jewish teen decides it is important to stand up against hatred and ignorance -- May my son's death become a symbol against intolerance / Dennis Shepard -- The father of a murdered gay teen hopes that his son's death will force others to recognize the barbarity of hate crimes and spread a message of tolerance --Chapter 3: Taking action against hate -- From hate to hope / Keishuna Young -- After being the victim of a racial attack, an African American teen forms a local group to promote peace and unity in her community -- Fictionalized accounts can be reminders of the reality of hate crimes / Daniel A. Olivas.
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