Sunday, 8 January 2012

Reflection B

How has technology impacted my learning:
Technology has not really impacted my learning. I get distracted a lot when I am on the computer probably going on youtube or facebook. I always end up procrastinating. I rather learn in a quiet environment with books. It was nice to have easy, fast access to all this information for my topic though.

How has technology impacted my thinking:
Technology has impacted my thinking by the easy, fast access for information for this project and more to come. I enjoyed that I didn't have to write this whole project out because my hand will probably die from all the writing.

Ability to share info and ideas:
Technology was a fast and efficient way to share and collect information.I support it because it's much easier than reading a whole book to find only some information you may be looking for.

Reflection A

Why did I choose this topic:
I chose this topic mostly because I thought it'd be easy because of the variety of ways it can be expressed. Also being a minority myself I thought to myself maybe I can relate and learn things to be aware of such crimes.

What have I learned:
I learned that hate can be expressed trough many forms and the hate spreads almost everyday. Also I never knew people hated others just because of their age, that was a huge suprise to me. I hope more schools educate children to treat others equally instead of leaving it up to parental care.

How did this make an impact on me and my view on the world:
Learning about this topic certainly opened my opens to how cruel people in the world can really be. I will now be more skeptic of others and how they will approach a minority such as myself.

My thinking and choice

I thought hate crimes was an interesting topic to explore because of the variety of forms it can come in such as ageism, racism, sexism etc. I never knew hate crimes continued as is today in a regular everyday lifestyle. My concerns is the solutions, I wish there were many different ways to overcome such an issue. I think hate crimes has nothing but a negative impact done onto an individual or a group such as Indians, Blacks, Asians and many more. I believe this is a problem that will never stop because of peoples own thoughts which can not and will not be changed. I can't believe that people would even think such a thing and form groups to spread the hate. I sometimes question myself if these people are even mentally stable. Hating someone on their colour, age or sex is probably the most stupidest thing i have EVER heard.There must be something wrong in a persons mind to hate a group for no reason without even knowing them. They should question themselves and say "why?" because I'm sure if two people are alike in personality but the only different may be sex, religion, race or age. The person most common to that individual will be prefered over the other.

Thursday, 29 December 2011


  • Educate yourself about hate crime statistics. You'll stop these heinous crimes more effectively when you know what you're dealing with.
  • Act quickly and decisively when you witness a situation that might turn into a hate crime. Racial slurs between white and black students on campus can quickly turn into something worse. A party with both gays and straights can get dangerous when some people have a few too many drinks.
  • Lobby both state and federal government. Encourage leaders to address hate crimes in their speeches to the community. Use the Petitions Online website to create a petition championing stronger hate crime laws.
  • Organize demonstrations against hate crimes. Stage a protest rally and have experts speak out against it. March in your state capital or Washington, DC, to educate people about this problem.
  • Contact your local media when you hear of a hate crime that didn't get the coverage it deserved. Regional newspapers, alternative publications, radio stations and cable TV networks appreciate stories like these because they carry broad relevance for the community.
  • Set up a webpage to speak out against intolerance. A blog is another way to rally support for your cause. Report on local incidents people may not hear about, as well as stories reported in the national news.
  • Teach your children tolerance so they stop hate crimes before they start. The Southern Poverty Law Center set up the Tolerance website with resources for teachers, parents, kids and teens.

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Who Is The Target Of Hate Crimes?

Anyone who is victimized on the basis of their membership with an identifiable group is the victim of a hate crime. If you identify yourself as a Jewish person and you are assaulted because of this you are then considered to be a victim of a hate crime. Similarly, if a person were to vandalize your property with spray-paint swastikas or other anti-ethnic symbols you would also be considered to be a victim of a hate crime. The most likely targets of hate crimes are racial minorities and people who identify as having a sexual orientation that is not strictly heterosexual. However, people who identify with other groups can also be victimized by a hate motivated offender.
In 2008, Statistics Canada released the results of the Hate Crime Supplemental Survey which reported on the prevalence of hate crimes in Canada. It is important to note here that the statistics reported were obtained from police services and therefore only include the crimes which were reported to police. These statistics likely underestimate the actual number of hate crimes perpetrated in Canada, as many people choose to not report them. Black was the most commonly targeted racial group, comprising 4 in 10 hate crimes. The next most commonly targeted racial group was East Indian and Pakistani, who were the target of 12% of the racially motivated hate crimes. Additionally, Statistics Canada reported that the Jewish faith was the most commonly targeted religion, with two-thirds of all religiously motivated hate crimes being committed against people of the Jewish faith. The third most prevalent (but the most violent) hate crimes reported were those motivated by prejudice towards people with a certain sexual orientation. 75% of these crimes were violent, compared to 38% of racially motivated and 25% of religiously motivated hate crimes.

Who Commits Hate Crimes?

Just as anyone can be a victim of a hate crime, anyone can also be a perpetrator. The offenders can be either adults or youths and the crimes premeditated or of opportunity. An extreme example was the “London nail bomber,” David Copeland, who filled homemade bombs with nails and placed them in communities highly populated by blacks, Bangladeshis, and homosexuals in London, England. Copeland, who killed 3 people and injured 126 with his bombs, was reported to have been a member of the far-right British National Party, a leader in the National Socialist Movement, and admitted to holding neo-Nazi views. He reported that he was hoping to start a ‘racial war’ by setting off the bombs, which were detonated over a period of 3 weekends. While this crime was very violent in nature, a large number of hate crimes do not involve this level of violence.
Statistics Canada, using data from the General Social Survey of 2004 and the Hate Crime Supplemental Survey of 2006, reports that the large majority of perpetrators of hate crimes are males between the ages of 12-24 years old. The perpetrators of these crimes tended to be strangers to their victims; 77% of victims of police reported hate crimes did not know their attacker, compared to 33% of all other victims of violent crimes.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


A major social cause would be the attitudes of the person who would do such a thing. Many times, it can be the way a person was socialized from childhood. If a child hears a parent or other trusted adult constantly talk negatively about a group of people, that child sometimes adopts that way of thinking. Influence from peers can also be at the root of the problem. Being accepted by your "group" often means adopting attitudes you wouldn't normally have, so you can fit in.

Sometimes hate crimes are rigged when a person has no understanding of a race or religion, or something else, grows to be scared of that something. Later on, scare turns into hatred. Sometimes they are rigged when a person is often bullied and cannot stand it anymore, and their hatred has gotten to the extreme rate. And they fell like the whole world's against them.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


  • Hate crimes are committed to intimidate, harm or terrify not only one person but an entire group of people.
  • Under section 318 of the criminal code it is a criminal act to advocate or promote genocide.
  • Under section 319 deals with publicly stirring up or inciting hatred against an identifiable group based on color, race, sex etc.  
  • Main targets of hate crimes include: blacks, gays, Jews and East Indians.
  • Hate crimes can be spread through groups such as the Ku Klux Klan which has been alive over 150 years spreading their hate both mentally and physically to those who are not white.

    Hate crimes are an act to spread hate towards ethnic groups such as religions,race,sexual orientation and even age.Hate crimes can be expressed in many ways such as racism,ageism and many more.They can be spread through groups,internet and even video games.Electronics can be used for a negative beneficial factor but also a positive factor to spread ones thoughts worldwide in just a matter of minutes.