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  • Hate in America

    Hate in America,” an investigation examining intolerance, racism and hate crimes, is the 2018 project of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national multimedia reporting project produced by the nation’s top journalism students and graduates. Journalism students from 19 universities traveled to 36 states, conducted hundreds of interviews, and reviewed thousands of pages of federal-court documents, FBI data and state and federal statutes.
  • Columbia's Knotty Noose Problem

    A noose was left on the door to Madonna Constantine's office. Constantine was a black professor and a well-known expert on race issues in the classroom. But after this bizarre incident, rumors began to surface that she consistently cut corners by plagiarizing the work of students and colleagues. This investigation follows the rise and fall of Madonna Constantine, as the university at first turned a deaf ear to the rumors of her plagiarism.
  • The Lockheed Martin Shooting

    The murder of six employees at Lockheed Martin's aircraft assembly plant in Meridian, Mississippi, was characterized by the county sheriff and Lockheed spokespeople as a typical act of tragic workplace violence. A Primetime Live investigation revealed the racial motivation of the crime and found that Lockheed Martin had known about the murderer's history of making racial threats in the workplace. The investigation also revealed that Lockheed Martin plants across the country had numerous incidents of racially charged threats and hate speech at work among employees. Court records of the Mississippi murders were sealed, but Dateline interviewed plant employees in order to reconstruct the crime.
  • Breaking Down Hate Crime

    McGinty used a hate crimes database obtained from the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force to analyze trends over time. She analyzed anti-ethnic crimes, hate crimes by type, hate crimes by location and by frequency to develop a comprehensive guide to hate crimes in New York. For instance, she found that Jews are the targets of most NYC hate crimes, and that most hat crimes occur in Brooklyn. She also found that incidence of hate crimes is down.
  • Disposable People

    This article chronicles a series of murders of transgendered women in Washington D.C., and investigates the national problem of hate crimes against the transgender community. Through interviews with family members, friends, activists, local police and hate-crime experts, the story explores the causes and consequences of anti-transgender hatred. Finally, the Reporter finds that 14 transgendered women were murdered in possible hate crimes in 2002 and 13 in the first nine months of 2003.
  • American dream turns fatal: Did Sept. 11 vengeance kill Milltown man?

    Four days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a Pakistani man from Milltown, N.J. was shot to death inside his grocery store in Dallas, Texas. The editor of the Home News Tribune sent Serrano to Dallas to investigate the murder that caught international attention and sparked a federal investigation. Police and FBI investigators have not yet found Waqar Hasan's murderer, but do believe the crime was hate-motivated, as the killer took nothing from Hasan's store after he killed him. The story examines Hasan's flight from the streets of Karachi to the crime ridden neighborhood of Dallas where his store was located.
  • The Perversion of Hate

    An investigation by the Los Angeles Times Magazine reveals that laws against hate crimes are being abused by prosecutors. "Hate crime legislation has been an easy sell to legislatures and public because of a general belief that the laws will punish synagogue bombers and Klan murders, who are almost always dealt with severely anyway. Instead, the offenders commonly nailed by these laws are poor and uneducated whites and minorities who offenses often are closer to throwing punches than bombs."
  • The Execution of Pvt. Barry Winchell: The real story behind the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" murder

    Rolling Stone investigates the hate crime-related murder of Barry Winchell. This narrative account of the private's life describes the events that led up to Winchell's death; the military's role in the murder is more telling than what it would like to admit.
  • Hate in America

    Teen People reports that "After the horrific death of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, we sent reporter Tod Olson to Laramie to talk to teens about hate crimes - most are committed by people under 21 - and homophobia..."
  • hate Crimes Strike Changing Suburbs

    The article showed that hate crimes are more likely to strike in areas undergoing demographic change. Suburbs with white populations between 70 and 90 percent accounted for more than half of all suburban hate crimes, while towns that were almost all white or all minority had few crimes. We also found that 80 percent of suburbs had higher hate crime rates than Chicago, and that while Chicago has a structure to record and respond to bias crimes, some suburban leaders are unwilling to acknowledge the problem and police are not always vigilant about reporting these crimes.