More than 7,400 hate crimes last year, most against Blacks

By Sinclere Lee

It’s obvious to most Blacks in this country that most whites hate us, and the rest wished we didn’t exist.

Consider this; no one wants an increase in the hate in this country because the country was born on the notion of racial hatred against Blacks. However, if there were to be an increase in American hate crimes, you would think that the hatred would be directed towards the Muslims and Islam because they were the ones behind 911. Not so! The increased in this country’s hate crimes is, and always will be, directed towards Blacks! Even though, we as a race of people, have never done one damn thing to these white people.

They just hating us for nothing, and they expect us to love them!

In this racist America, white people have been so indifferent to the suffering and misery of Blacks they should hold their heads down in shame. And with all the crimes of hatred and genocide that whites have committed against us as a race, not to mention what you will read below in this essay about all the mistreatment of our people in this country — with all of this; we as a race of people in America — would be better off dead in our graves than to call ourselves Americans.

Over 7,400 hate crime incidents occurred nationwide last year, more than half of them motivated by racial prejudice most often against Black people This what the FBI reported Monday.

Hate crimes motivated by anti-Black racial bias totaled 2,548 in 2003, more than double such crimes against all other racial groups combined. There were 3,150 black victims in these cases, including four who were murdered in cold blood, according to the annual FBI report.

The overall total of 7,489 hate crime incidents reported in 2003 was slightly above the number reported in 2002. Nearly two-thirds of the crimes involved in such cases are intimidation, vandalism or property destruction.

But there are also hundreds of violent crimes, including 14 murders. There were more than 2,700 assaults, 444 bias-related robberies, burglaries and thefts, and 34 arson incidents.

The report shows that crimes categorized as anti-Islamic remained at the about same level in 2003 -- 149 crimes -- as the year before. There had been a spike in such crimes immediately after the 2001 terror attacks, helping drive the overall hate crime number much higher that year.

By far the most hate crimes based on religion were directed at Jews, with 927 incidents in 2003, about the same as in 2002.

The report also found more than 1,200 hate crimes based on sexual orientation, including 783 against male homosexuals. That included six murders.

The FBI hate crimes report is drawn from information submitted by more than 11,900 law enforcement agencies around the country. Only about 16 percent of those agencies reported any hate crimes in their jurisdictions during 2003.

Report: Hunger affected 12 million families in 2003

More than 12 million families last year, about the same as in 2002, either didn't have enough food or worried about being able to feed everyone, the government reported Friday. The report also suggested that half of the 12 million families were Black.

In about one-third of these 12.6 million families, or about 3.9 million, at least one member experienced hunger because he or she couldn't afford enough food at some time during the last year, said the annual Agriculture Department report.

The other two-thirds of families avoided hunger by reducing the variety of foods they ate, participating in federal food assistance programs or getting supplies from community food banks and emergency kitchens, it said.

The percentage of households last year that either experienced hunger or worried about it was 11.2 percent, a statistically insignificant change from the 11.1 percent of households recorded in 2002, said the report, based on a Census Bureau survey of about 60,000 households.

The report originally was scheduled for release in late October, but was delayed, prompting the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry to accuse the administration of withholding bad news. A department spokeswoman said at the time that researchers had questions and wanted additional time for review.

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