Hate Crimes On The Rise

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MSNBC.com—Rev. Al Sharpton and Rep. Mary Scanlon discuss the recent rise in hate crimes, and what they think the root cause is, and the power of social media in this entire issue.

Explaining the numbers behind the rise in reported hate crimes. Many people were concerned about President Donald Trump's response to the New Zealand mosque shooting in March, when he seemed to downplay the seriousness of white nationalism.  Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, criticized Trump’s rhetoric for dividing people. She noted that the Christchurch shooter said that Trump was a symbol of "renewed white identity." Tapper cited the upward trend of hate crimes in many parts of the world and highlighted the rise of white...