What is a Hate Incident?

A hate incident is any noncriminal act including words directed against a person(s) based on that person’s actual or perceived race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. Example of hate incidents include:

  • Name-calling
  • Distribution of hate material in public places
  • Posting of hate material that does not result in property damage
  • The display of offensive material on one’s own property

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1. What is a Hate Crime?
2. What is a Hate Incident?
3. What can be done?
4. What can you do if you witness or recognize a Hate Crime?
5. If you are the victim of a Hate Crime, what should you do?
6. Where can you find help?