"Misinformation instigates disintegration" - powerful video on hate crime from George the Poet

11 July, 2017

The Equality and Human Right Commission has created a powerful video with spoken word artist George the Poet where he explores the different elements of hate crime and why it is important for us all to come together to challenge intolerance and report incidents of hate crime.

What is a hate crime?
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s: disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity. This can be committed against a person or property. A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

Why should I report hate crime?
Hate crimes and hate incidents can hurt people and leave them feeling confused and frightened. By reporting hate crimes a person may be able to prevent these incidents happening to somebody else. It will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.

How can I report a hate crime?
You can report hate crime online through True Vision at report-it.org.uk

Amnesty International have also produced a recent briefing paper on Hate Crime in the UK. Amnesty’s briefing explores the background to hate crime in the UK, including definitions, effects and the scale of this problem. It summaries the victim-centered approach to hate crime policy and barriers to justice – alongside case studies from survivors. You can read more about this here.

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