<![CDATA[NHMC today joined 155 other civil and human rights organizations in asking the Executive Branch to more urgently respond to hate-based incidents that have grown more frequent across the country. The statement, signed by 156 organizations, declares the belief that “the President has a moral obligation to use his bully pulpit to speak out against acts of hatred when they occur.” The groups pointed to problematic language and policies used by the President and his surrogates, “that have fostered a hostile environment toward many, including African Americans, Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, and immigrant and refugee communities.” The statement also asks the President to continue the tradition of a White House interagency task force on hate violence as well as to more fully invest in the tracking and reporting of hate crimes and affected communities. The increased number of hate-based incidents over the past year and cited in the statement include:
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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