This week saw a couple of stark examples of such harassment that were caught on camera and went viral.
There was one glaring omission in the Senate hearing: it didn’t contain a single Muslim American.
Until now, President Donald Trump has been supported by several prominent white supremacists and neo-Nazis, who have viewed him as an ally in their fight against Jews and people of color.
One got sued for harassment. One sued Donald Trump. Another got videotaped punching a woman.
In the same week White House press secretary Sean Spicer denied that Hitler used chemical weapons, anti-Semitic graffiti showed up in towns across America and the president’s son-in-law became the victim of an anti-Semitic campaign.
Groups like the Redneck Revolt are also uniting under a broader banner known as the anti-fascist movement.
The military veteran who killed a black man with a sword says he spent a lot of time honing his racism online, and he fits the definition of a “lone wolf” domestic terrorist that government analysts warned about almost a decade ago.
James Jackson, a 28-year-old Army veteran from Maryland, traveled to New York City in a quest to find and kill African American men, police said.
The quaint town of Dahlonega, Georgia, has been the scene for angry protests since an elderly businesswoman hung a sign proclaiming a vacant building a “Historic Ku Klux Klan Meeting Hall.” Rural Georgia was far from the only part of the country where a hate crime stirred up local sentiment.
Seemingly unprovoked racist attacks have shaken communities worldwide, from Washington state to Kolkata, India.