The Southern Poverty Law Center report on incidents of hate after the election

The Southern Poverty Law Center documented 867 bias-related incidents in the ten days after the election of Donald Trump. More than a third specifically referenced the President-elect or his campaign rhetoric.

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a report by the southern poverty law center A(c) 2016

ABOUT THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Alabama, is
a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) civil rights organization founded in 1971 and
dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most
vulnerable members of society.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 4
ANTI-IMMIGRANT

7

ANTI-BLACK 8
ANTI-MUSLIM

10

ANTI-LGBT 10
ANTI-WOMAN

11

ANTI-SEMITISM

12

WHITE NATIONALISM

13

ANTI-TRUMP

13

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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8 67 P OST-EL ECTI ON H ATE I NC I DE NTS
WA
48

ND
0

MT
5
ID
2

OR
33
NV
4

MN
34

SD
0

WY
0
UT
4

CO
21

AZ
15

NM
6

CA
99

WI
13

IA
14

NE
3
KS
3
OK
5
TX
57

AK
1

NH 2
ME
VT 2
8

MO
11

IL
25

IN
16

NY
69
OH
22

KY 14

MS
2

AL
6

WV
6 VA
30
NC 24

GA
12

MA 42
RI 1
CT 12

PA 36

TN 13

AR
2
LA
5

MI
40

NJ 7
DE 3
MD 22
DC 10

SC
10
Figure 1

FL
37
HI
0

Just a week before the November 8th election, attackers set a church in Greenville, Mississippi, on fire. The
historically black church was targeted in what authorities believe was an act of voter intimidation, its walls
spray-painted with the phrase aVote Trump.a
aThis kind of attack happened in the 1950s and
1960s,a Greenvilleas mayor said, abut it shouldnat happen in 2016.a
The incident was just a harbinger of what has
become a national outbreak of hate, as white supremacists celebrate Donald Trumpas victory.* In the ten
days following the election, there were almost 900
reports of harassment and intimidation from across
the nation. Many harassers invoked Trumpas name
during assaults, making it clear that the outbreak of
hate stemmed in large part from his electoral success.
People have experienced harassment at school,

at work, at home, on the street, in public transportation, in their cars, in grocery stores and other places
of business, and in their houses of worship. They most
often have received messages of hate and intolerance through graffiti and verbal harassment, although
a small number also have reported violent physical interactions. Some incidents were directed at the
Trump campaign or his supporters.
Of course, hate crimes and lower-level incidents
of racial or ethnically charged harassment have long
been common in the United States. www.bjs.gov/
content/pub/pdf/hcv0311.pdf. But the targets of
post-election hate incidents report that they are experiencing something quite new.
aI have experienced discrimination in my life, but
never in such a public and unashamed manner,a an
Asian-American woman reported after a man told

* See https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/11/09/white-nationalists-and-alt-right-celebrate-trumpas-victory. One well-known white supremacist urged his
followers to harass aany foreigners you see, especially those wearing Islamic clothing.a aWe want them to feel that everything around them is against them. And
we want them to be afraid. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/11/10/neo-nazi-andrew-anglin-cheers-anti-muslim-harassment-reports-attacks-mount .

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her to ago homea as she left an Oakland train station.
Likewise, a black resident whose apartment was vandalized with the phrase a911 niggera reported that he
had anever witnessed anything like this.a A Los Angeles
woman, who encountered a man who told her he was
aGonna beat [her] pussy,a stated that she was in this
neighborhood aall the time and never experienced this
type of language before.a Not far away in Sunnyvale,
California, a transgender person reported being targeted with homophobic slurs at a bar where aIave been
a regular customer for 3 years a never had any issues.a
In his 60 Minutes interview that aired on November
13, President-elect Trump claimed that he was asurprised to heara that some of his supporters had
been using racial slurs and making threats against
African Americans, Latinos, and gays. He shouldnat
have been. In his November 23 interview with The
New York Times, Trump claimed he had no idea why
white supremacists a the so-called aalt righta a had
been aenergizeda by his campaign. Again, itas no mystery. Both the harassment since the election and the
energy on the radical right are the predictable results
of the campaign that Trump waged for the presidency
a a campaign marked by incendiary racial statements,
the stoking of white racial resentment, and attacks on

HATE INCIDENT LOCATIONS
Figure 2

PLACES OF WORSHIP 16
OTHER PUBLIC
SPACES 51

PRIVATE
PLACES 109

PUBLIC SPACES 206

DATA COLLECTION

The 867 hate incidents described here come from
two sources a submissions to the #ReportHate page
on the SPLC website and media accounts. Incidents
were limited to real-world events; the count does
not include instances of online harassment. We have
excluded incidents that authorities have determined
to be hoaxes; however, it was not possible to confirm
the veracity of all reports.
The incidents documented here almost certainly
represent a small fraction of the actual number of
election-related hate incidents that have occurred
since November 8. The Bureau of Justice Statistics
estimates that two-thirds of hate crimes go unreported to the police. The underreporting problem is
surely more severe when it comes to hate incidents
that may not rise to the level of criminal violations and
that are being reported to a new, little-known repository established by a private organization.
SUMMARY OF THE DATA

UNIVERSITY 140
K-12 183
WORKPLACE/RETAIL 162

so-called apolitical correctness.a
At this point, it is not enough for Trump to look in
the camera and say aStop it!a to the harassers, as he
did on 60 Minutes. Nor is it enough for him to simply adisavowa the white supremacists who see him as
their champion, as he did at the Times. If he is to make
good on the first promise he made as the presidentelect a his pledge to abind the wounds of divisiona
in our country a he must repair the damage that his
campaign has caused. Rather than feign ignorance, he
must acknowledge that his own words have opened
awounds of divisiona in our country. Rather than simply saying aStop it!a and disavowing the radical right,
he must speak out forcefully and repeatedly against
all forms of bigotry and reach out to the communities his words have injured. And rather than merely
saying that he awants to bring the country together,a
his actions must consistently demonstrate he is doing
everything in his power to do so. Until president-elect
Trump does these things, the hate that his campaign
has unleashed is likely to continue to flourish.

Hate incidents have been reported from almost every
state (Figure 1).
As the hate incident location chart (Figure 2)
reflects, schools a K-12 settings and colleges a have
been the most common venues for hate incidents, a
result that is not surprising, given how prevalent bullying is in our nationas schools and the characteristics

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HATE INCIDENT MOTIVATION
WHITE NATIONALIST 32
TRUMP a GENERAL 43
ANTI-WOMAN 40

ANTI-TRUMP 23
OTHER 18

ANTI-BLACK
187
ANTI-SEMITIC
100
ANTI-MUSLIM
49
ANTI-LGBT
95

ANTI-IMMIGRANT
280
Figure 3

of young people. A Washington state teacher reported
that at her school:
aBuild a walla was chanted in our cafeteria Wed
[after the election] at lunch. aIf you arenat born here,
pack your bagsa was shouted in my own classroom. aGet
out spica was said in our halls.A
A mother from Colorado offered this story:
My 12-year-old daughter is African American. AA boy
approached her and said, aNow that Trump is president,
Iam going to shoot you and all the blacks I can find.a
Hate incidents have also been extremely common in two settings where strangers are likely to
encounter one another a on the street and in retail
establishments. A woman from Louisiana submitted
the following report:
I was standing at a red light waiting to cross the
street. A black truck with three white men pulled up
to the red light. One of them yelled, aFuck your black
life!a The other two began to laugh. One began to chant
aTrump!a as they drove away.
When an 18-year old service employee in Kalamazoo,
Michigan, asked a man if he needed help, he replied, aI
donat need to ask you for shit. Donald Trump is president.a He then called her a ablack bitcha and spat on her
shoes. A cashier in Minnesota and a hostess in Illinois
were both called aniggera by their customers.
People also have been harassed in their homes.
Many have reported receiving threatening messages
on their front lawns, slipped under their front doors,

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left on their porches, and taped onto their windshields.
A Sudanese-American family in Iowa City, Iowa, for
example, found a note attached to their door that read,
aYou can all go home now. We donat want niggers and
terrorists here. #trump.a A lesbian couple in Austin,
Texas, came home to find aDYKE,a aTrump,a and a
swastika spray-painted onto their door. One residence
in Pittsburg, California, draped a banner proclaiming
to neighbors: aYou can hang a nigger from a tree equal
rights heall never see.a
The targets or motivation of the harassers are also
illustrated (Figure 3). The figure includes reported hate
incidents motivated by disdain for Trump.
The category aTrump-Generala refers to incidents
in which harassers invoked Trumpas name but did
not make their motivations clear. The aothera category refers to hate incidents motivated by bias against
Asian Americans, Native Americans, or those with disabilities. Some incidents were difficult to categorize
because they appeared to be motivated by multiple
forms of hatred or bias.
The number of reported incidents declined over
the ten days following the election (Figure 4).
The following sections of this report describe some
of the incidents by each group targeted.

HATE INCIDENT DAILY COUNT
Figure 4

202
166
138

90
77
53

57
36
22

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AN TI -I M M I GRANT
Following a campaign in which promises to build a
wall between Mexico and the United States were frequently touted, anti-immigrant harassment was the
most reported type received, frequently overlapping
with over forms. Of the 867 hate incidents collected by
the SPLC, 280, or 32%, were motivated by anti-immigrant sentiment.
In Punta Gorda, Florida, an argument between a
Hispanic family and a woman who nearly drove through
a crosswalk escalated when she told them they ashould
all be deported.a In Dallas, an older white man walked
by a Hispanic man and, unprovoked, yelled, aGo back
to Mexico!a An onlooker noted that most people looked
surprised, but no one said anything.
Sadly, even children have been targeted by adult
strangers in public places. On a beach in Hermosa,
California, a 10-year-old boy was approached by a middle-aged white man who called him a abeanera and
told him to aget the fuck outa of the country.
Latino residents have reported being harassed by
their neighbors. In Tuscola County, Mich., a Latino
family was shocked to find a wall of boxes scrawled with
aTrump,a aTake America Back,a and aMexicans suck.a
Deportation threats have often been made during vitriolic face-to-face encounters. In Silver Spring,
Maryland, a female shopper berated a Latino worker
for not working fast enough. She demanded to know

aAlmost every kid in school was
telling me that I was going to
be deported to Mexico. And I
told them no, I was born a U.S.
citizen. But they said, aYes you
are, acause you are Mexican a
just look at your skin color.aa

where he was from, and, despite the fact that he was
born in the United States, she repeatedly yelled aThis
is my country,a while derisively referring to him as aEl
Salvador.a
Asian-Americans were also among those targeted
with anti-immigrant rhetoric and racial slurs. While
a Chinese-American high school student was getting
gas, a white man approached her to say, aCanat wait for
Trump to deport you or I will deport you myself, dyke
yellow bitch.a On a sidewalk in San Antonio, Texas,
a young man asked a girl waiting for the bus, aYouare
Asian, right? When they see your eyes, you are going
to be deported.a
Undocumented immigrants often fear that reporting harassment and abuse will reveal their status,
resulting in the likely underreporting of incidents. Many such incidents are reported only
by friends, as was the case with a 12-year-old
PLACES OF WORSHIP
in Greenville, South Carolina, The middle
Congregations with large immigrant populations have been tarschooler was surrounded by eight classmates
geted with vandalism. The phrases aTrump Nationa and aWhites
who told her they acouldnat wait to see her
Onlya were spray-painted onto a church in Silver Spring,
ugly face deported.a She fought them and is
Maryland, and its banner advertising the churchas Spanishnow facing a court date that her mother is
language service was slashed. A Korean Baptist church in
terrified will result in the familyas deportaOakland, California was tagged with KKK graffiti, and mosques
tion. A family friend reported the incident.
in both Kentucky and Minnesota suffered property damage.
Students and young people have absorbed
Congregants themselves have also been harassed. In a predivisive campaign rhetoric and are using it
dominantly Latino church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a man
to taunt and harass their classmates, with
blocked the parking lot exit with two cars. When worshippers
chants of aBuild the wall!a making their way
attempted to leave, he harassed them with racial slurs and told
into school cafeterias, hallways, and buses.
them Trump was going to deport them all.
In Colorado Springs, Colorado, 8th grade
students told Latino students on the school
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it should be electrocuted (sic) and Mexicans should
have to wear shock collars.a In Redding, California,
students brought adeportation lettersa to school for
their Latino classmates.
Childrenas anxieties about being deported are
described by one motheras report from Greenville,
North Carolina. When her son asked, aMom, am I
going to be deported?" She told him, aNo, why?a And
he said, aBecause almost every kid in school was telling me that I was going to be deported to Mexico. And
I told them no, I was born a U.S. citizen. But they said,
aYes you are, acause you are Mexican a just look at your
skin color.aa
Even teachers, those charged with caring for and
shaping our young people, have reportedly expressed
anti-immigrant sentiments to their students. In Los
Angeles, a teacher was recorded telling her student
that her parents would be deported. She said, aI have
your phone numbers, your address, your mamaas

address, your daddyas address; itas all in the system,
sweetie.a Black students, too, have received this type
of harassment from adults they should be able to trust.
Anti-immigration harassment hasn't been
restricted to Latino students. In Wesley Chapel,
Florida, a teacher scolded the behavior of black students by saying, aDonat make me call Donald Trump
to get you sent back to Africa.a In Indiana, a 7th
grader demanded to know whether a classmate
adopted from China was in fact Mexican, because,
if so, aTrump is going to kill you.a A middle-school
student in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, had her hijab
forcefully removed, causing her to fall. A 13-year-old
adopted from Mozambique was told by her classmates in California, aNow that Trump won, youare
going to have to go back to Africa a where you
belong.a

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A N TI -BLAC K
More than 180, or 23% of the
Kansas City, Missouri, reported
documented incidents reflect
that a noose and swastika were
spray-painted onto his car, and a
anti-black sentiment. The vast
young woman in New York City
majority of incidents targeting
received a text message from
black people have consisted of
racial slurs, whether in graffiti or
a high school classmate readface-to-face harassment. In Los
ing, aFuck u nigger bitch. Die.
Angeles, a five-feet by three-feet
Painfully from a treea|.Or being
sign was propped next to a bus
dragged behind a pickup truck
shelter reading, aNO NIGGERS.a
Buffalo, New York
flying the confederate flag filled
In Arizona, a woman putting growith dem good ol boys. Nigger
ceries in her trunk reported that
scum. Cotton picker.a On the
two men in a pickup truck yelled
Las Vegas Strip, a white man
aTrump forever, you half-nigger slut bitch!a as they punched two black men and attempted to assault a
drove past her.
black woman. After the attack, he chanted aDonald
In many anti-black incidents, references to lynch- Trump!a and aWhite Power!a
ing has been common. aNoose Tying 101a was written
White people have been threatened for bringing
on a whiteboard at San Francisco State University, black friends past the boundaries of awhite neighand a black doll was found hanging from a noose in borhoods.a A man in Natick, Massachusetts received
an elevator at New Yorkas Canisius College. A man in three letters warning that his community had azero

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TWITTER

Durham, North Carolina

tolerance for black people.a aWe have reclaimed our
country back by selecting Trump,a one note read, aand
you are now messing up everything.a The final letter
warned, aWe have just cleared the white house of niggers! Do not bring niggers in our neighborhood... We
will kill them.a
In Clarksburg, Virginia, a white woman married to
a black man found a note attached to the familyas front
door that read, ayouare worse than your nigger family because you should know better. Race trader (sic).
Trump 2016.a In Brundidge, Alabama, an interracial

couple found a gun target tacked to the front door of
their restaurant with a pair of nooses hung on either
side. A white couple with eleven adopted black children were the object of a letter that read, aYou and
yours need to stay separate a NOT EQUAL.a
Other anti-black incidents have cited contemporary themes, like the vandalism of a building in
Durham, North Carolina, with the phrase aBlack Lives
Donat Matter (sic) and Neither Does Your Votes.a In
Washington, D.C., a flier referencing Black Lives
Matter read: aWe are organizing a new movement to
rid our neighborhood of niggers. No more Black Lives
Matter! Kill them all.a
African Americans have been frequently targeted
with harassment featuring references of Trump and
his campaign. A note left in the bathroom of an Iowa
university read, aTRUMP 2016 Lets (sic) Run those
Niggers and Illegals out of town.a In Nevada, a cashier
reported a customer approaching the counter to ask
her, aWhy so sad? Now that Trump has won, you can
all go back to Africa!a In San Diego, a driver yelled
at a person crossing the street, aFucking nigger, go
back to Africa! The slave ship is loading up! TRUMP!a
One woman reported that a man in a Trump hat
approached her at a diner and laughed as he motioned
to her biracial daughter, aYouare gonna have to send
that one back now.a

BLACK KIDS HARASSED AT SCHOOLS
Black students are encountering disturbing echoes of Jim Crow segregation, including multiple reports of black children being told to go to the back of the bus. In St. Louis, Missouri, a school basketball team chanted aTrump! Trump!
Trump!a and told black team members to move to the back of the bus. When a student of color got on a public bus
in New York, one of her classmates asked, aArenat you supposed to be sitting in the back of the bus now? Trump is
president!a
In Jacksonville, Florida, aWhites onlya and acoloreda signs were hung above a schoolas drinking fountains. The
same designations were scrawled above the urinals in a Danville, California high school.
Manvell, Texas, students asked their black classmates if they would like to be their slaves now that Trump is going
to aMake America Great Again.a Graffiti on the wall of a Florida high school read, aYall Black ppl better start picking
yall slave numbers. KKK. 4Lyfe.a

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A N T I -M USLI M
Hate incidents involving Muslims, or
At a hospital in Chicago, a woman
those perceived to be Muslim, were about
reported that a man in the elevator
6% of the total collected by the SPLC.
looked at her and said, aFuckina sandMuslim Americans are frenigger. Thank God Trump is now
quently characterized as terrorists. In
president. Heas gonna deport your terNashville, a white man in a truck hurled
rorist ass.a
racial slurs at a woman wearing a hijab
Muslim women wearing hijabs have
while she waited for the bus with her
been particularly vulnerable to threats
San Jose, California
and assault. Women reported being
son. aGo back to your fucking country
grabbed by their hijab, including a San
and take your terrorist son with you,a
Jose State University student who was
he said as he drove away. In El Cajon,
California, a business received a typed note that read: choked and fell when a man pulled her head scarf from
aBE PREPARED TO GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY behind in a parking garage.
WITH ISISa|DONALD TRUMP WILL KICK ALL OF
YOUR ASS BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM.a

A NTI -LGBT

TWITTER

Since the election, LGBT people have experienced country, making up 11% of all reported incidents. People
harassment by those who allege that the president- in Michigan, Colorado, Indiana, Texas, Washington,
elect shares their anti-LGBT sentiments. In Brighton, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Massachusetts all
Michigan, a woman was
reported finding homophobic slurs
spray-painted or carved onto their
approached by two white men
Clarksburg, West Virginia
front doors, windows, mailboxes
who told her, aJust so you know,
we hate fucking dykes and so does
and porches. In North Canton,
our President.a In Russellville,
Ohio, a couple reported aDYKEa
Arkansas, a woman found a note
was scratched into the driveras
written on a piece of trash taped
door and hood of their car within
to her door, which read, aTrump
hours of the election, the first
says get back in the closet, fags!a
anti-LGBT harassment theyave
In Sarasota, Florida, a 75-yearexperienced in the four years
old gay man was ripped from his car
theyave lived in the neighborhood.
and beaten by an assailant who told
Pride flags in Rochester, New York,
him, aYou know my new president
were set on fire while still attached
says we can kill all you faggots now.a
to peopleas homes.
Harassment of LGBT individuA common refrain in antials has been reported across the
LGBT harassment is the threat

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of rescinding the constitutional protections of samesex marriage. In Brighton, Iowa, a couple got this note
under their windshield: aSo father homo, how does
it feel to have Trump as your president? At least heas
got a set of balls. Theyall put marriage back where God
wants it and take youras away. Americaas gonna take
care of your faggity ass.a In North Carolina, a couple
received a similar note: aCanat wait until your amarriagea is overturned by a real president. Gay families =
burn in hell. #Trump2016.a
LGBT children have not escaped harassment in
the wake of the election. In upstate New York, students wrote homophobic slurs and drew a swastika
on a teenas headphones while he was in class. In Cedar
Falls, Iowa, a 16-year-old decided to drop out of school
after a series of incidents in which schoolmates called
her a fag and queer, and threatened to agrab her by the

pussy.a The teenager came out four years ago and her
parents said, aWe never experienced anything like
that. All of a sudden, the 9th (of November) hits, and
sheas some kind of freak a sheas a target.a
Churches that performed same-sex marriages or
had banners advertising inclusivity have been targeted in the wake of the election, as in Beanblossom,
Ind., where St. Davidas Episcopal church was vandalized with a swastika and the phrases aHeil Trumpa and
afag church.a In Mason City, Iowa, a sign outside First
Congregational United Church of Christ, which reads:
aWe are a sanctuary for the least, lost, gay & straight,
female, Muslima| For all! Godas love wins!a was similarly sprayed red to cover the word agay.a

ANTI -WOM AN
Since the election, the frequency and tone of street
harassment of women seems to have changed. Women
a about 5% of the total reports a reported that boys
and men around the country are parroting the president-electas sexist and vulgar comments from the
now-notorious 2005 audio tape. In Minneapolis, middle-school boys leaned out of a school bus to yell, aGrab
her by the pussy!a to a man walking with a female colleague. A 50 year-old woman from Venice, California,
reported that she had not been acatcalleda in over 20
years. The day after the election, three white men in a
pickup truck bearing a Trump sticker shouted at her,
aDo you want us to grab your pussy?a
In Arlington, Virginia, a woman crossing the street
reported that two young white men yelled at her from
their car: aYou better be ready because with Trump,
we can grab you by the pussy even if you donat want it.a
In New York, a girl on her way to school reported that
a man on the subway told her he was aallowed to grab
my pussy because itas legal now."
A woman in Spokane, Washington, reported that
she encountered young men who she described as

being aaliberateda from normal behavior since the election.a They shouted aWeare going to rape you!a from a
Jeep with the word aTRUMPa emblazoned on its side.
And in a Brooklyn, New York, restaurant, a woman
who voiced her support for Hillary Clinton was
punched in the face by a male patron.

aYou better be ready because with
Trump, we can grab you by the
pussy even if you donat want it.a

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A N T I-SE M I TI SM
In the wake of the elecColumbus, Ohio
tion, we recorded 100
anti-Semitic incidents,
about 12% of the total
recorded. The figure
includes 80 vandalism
and graffiti incidents of
swastikas, without specific references to Jews.
Swastikas have been
scrawled in public
spaces, schools, driveways, and on peopleas cars and garage doors. Many of
these incidents simply feature a swastika and a reference to the president-elect.
Other incidents involving swastikas are more
clearly anti-Semitic. In Vermont, members of Havurah
Synagogue found swastikas drawn on the templeas
front door in the week following the election. In
Chicago, a man wearing a yarmulke was called a akike.a
While looking for Hanukkah decorations, a parent and

her 2-year-old child in
Bel Air, Maryland., were
called afucking Jewsa by
another shopper. In New
York, a man drove by a
Jewish woman waiting
for a cab and yelled anice
nose!a before adding,
aMake America great
again.a aI have grown up
in New York for 25 years
and have never been the
victim of an anti-Semitic remark,a she reported.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a woman caught a
stranger trying to take the aIam With Hera bumper
sticker off of her car. When confronted, the perpetrator asked her if she was a Jew because she alooked like
one.a aGet ready for your next exodus lady,a they told
her, abecause weare about to clean out this country.a

aGet ready for your next exodus lady,a they told her,
abecause weare about to clean out this country.a

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WHITE NATI ONALI SM
White nationalists have openly embraced Donald
Trump, and following his election victory, the language, literature, and symbols of white nationalism
have cropped up throughout the country.
A vast number of white nationalist fliers and
recruiting materials have appeared in businesses,
public parks, on peopleas cars, in driveways, and, especially, on college campuses around the country. aAre
you sick of anti-white propaganda in college? YOU
ARE NOT ALONE,a a widely distributed flier read.
aRACE IS REAL. Your professors are lying to you to
keep their jobs.a

Many fliers perpetuate long-debunked myths of
white racial superiority and contain warnings against
miscegenation. A handout found on many college campuses explained aWhy White Women Shouldnat Date
Black Men.a Other posters encourage whites people to
openly embrace their white identity. aLove who you
are,a a flier at an Ohio university read, awhite people
have the right to exist as white people. BE WHITE.a
The distribution of Klu Klux Klan recruiting materials
has also been reported around the country.

ANTI -TRUM P
Of the 867 hate incidents collected by the SPLC, 23
were anti-Trump. In the days following the election,
there were far fewer reports of anti-Trump harassment and intimidation than there were of the other
types of harassment catalogued in this report; however, the small number of anti-Trump incidents may
also reflect the fact that Trump supporters may have
been unlikely to report incidents to the SPLC.
Many of the reported anti-Trump incidents were
characterized by a connection between the targets and
the Trump campaign. In Denver, for example, Trump
campaign headquarters were vandalized with the word

aNoa the day after the election. Harassers also targeted
people holding Trump signs or wearing Trump campaign paraphernalia, such as aMake America Great
Againa hats. In New York, a man wearing a Trump hat
was reportedly grabbed around the neck while riding
the subway, and, in Connecticut, a man was assaulted
after a verbal altercation over a Trump sign. In Chicago,
a white motorist was assaulted by black teenagers who
shouted, aItas one of them white boy Trump guys!a after
a reported traffic altercation.

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ACKN OWLEDGM E NTS
This report was written by Cassie Miller and Alexandra Werner-Winslow
and edited by Richard Cohen, Wendy Via, and Alex Amend.
RESEARCHERS

Alex Amend, Troy Dabney, Cassie Miller, Angbeen Saleem, Will Tucker,
and Alexandra Werner-Winslow
DESIGNERS

Russell Estes, Michelle Leland, and Scott Phillips

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