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White Supremacy in the Age of Trump

Hate at Hampshire: A Panel Exploring Antisemitic Hate Speech

On March 27, 2018 The Harold F. Johnson Library at Hampshire College hosted a panel, Hate at Hampshire: Uniting as a Community Against Hate Speech, to explore antisemitic hate speech at Hampshire College as part of a larger pattern on campuses across the country.

These resources were suggested by panelists and assembled by library staff to support research on this topic for those interested in learning more. Please also check back  for a link to a full transcript of the panelists' presentations in the near future.

Articles about Hate Speech in Libraries

Here are some starting points for examining why acts of hate occur in libraries, as well as some of the ways libraries are responding:

Organizations Tracking Hate Incidents

  • The Anti-Defamation League: Fighting Antisemitism and Hate The ADL is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States. The ADL states that it "fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals, and protects civil rights for all," through "information, education, legislation, and advocacy."
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center The SPLC states that it is "dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality."
    • Hatewatch, a Southern Poverty Law Center database collecting data on hate incidents nationwide.

  • The American Civil Liberties Union The ACLU states that "For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States."
  • Documenting Hate Independent news organization ProPublica’s efforts to keep track of hate crimes as they occur.

  • Hate Crime Statistics for 2016 as reported to the FBI by local law enforcement.

Do you know of other organizations that would be useful to share here? Please let us know!

Books in the Library Catalog