Hate Crimes On The Rise

Hate Crimes in the Heartland | Offcial Five Minute Preview (2014)

The number of hate crimes in The United States has nearly doubled in the past decade. Hate Crimes in the Heartland is a compelling story of hatred and hope, as told through the lens of one city, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Home to the most destructive race riot in American history, Tulsa continues to present a vivid portrait of America’s simmering racial divisions today. Hate Crimes in the Heartland opens with the Good Friday murders of 2012 and extends back in time to the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and the utter devastation of America’s “Black Wall Street.” – See more at: http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org/2014/02/hatecrimes/#sthash.UMenqGHo.dpuf


Hate Crimes in the Heartland: Film Screening & Discussion – See more at: http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org/2014/02/hatecrimes/#sthash.UMenqGHo.dpuf

Disgusted by her daughters dating black men; I Hate Being A Black Man’

This mom  is concerned her daughter has a BLACK boyfriend and mom is worried her daughter will conceive inferior babies.

The best line from mom: She is not racist. It is not just blacks (she hates). She would not want her daughter with JAMAICANS either…. (Blissful Ignorance!)   A major concern is  her large family has no black people; moreover, she does not like that rap crap.

How deep is Racism?  I can’t believe these discussions still occur, yet I am not surprised hate crimes are on the rise.



Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead