Hate crimes rise in US after Donald Trump’s election victory, here’s why

Nazi messages turned up on several public places with symbols of swastikas invoking the Nazi ideology that advocated ‘racial cleansing’ by genocide.

Written by Kanishka Singh | Published:November 13, 2016 2:21 pm
Donald Trump, Trump hate crime, US presidential elections 2016, US hate crime, US minorities crime, discrimination, news, latest news, world news, international news, US news, homophobia, xeno phobia, racism, misogyny, While denial over decades has only hidden the issue, Trump’s election has opened a pandora’s box. Millions of visiting students, immigrants, tourists remain in fear of the upcoming days as Trump comes to power. (source: AP)

America has been witnessing a spate of racist attacks and hate crimes after the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the US. These perpetrators of hate crimes apparently have found the liberty knowing that the new administration (read Trump) harbours similar ideologies and has promised to enforce laws legalising discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The two may not be directly linked, but it is evident that after one of the most Xenophobic and Homophobic Presidential campaigns in modern American history, the aggressive uneducated white supremacists and orthodox catholics have a newfound strength to drive out immigrants, homosexuals, muslims, blacks and pretty much anyone who is non-white to achieve their goal of majoritarianism.

States across the US saw huge graffitis and billboards plastered with messages like ‘Make America White Again’ and ‘Build the Wall, Keep em out’. Nazi messages turned up on several public places with symbols of swastikas invoking the Nazi ideology that advocated ‘racial cleansing’ by genocide.

For ages, the US had been the promised land with millions of people migrating to it in search of the American dream. Americans were known to be the people with large hearts who could share that dream with others. However, this election has revealed the dark underbelly of the US society.

The average non-white or immigrant faces a massive amount of racism, aggression and is regularly typecasted. The poor white population is also not left untouched from the vile aggression with the term “trailer trash’’ popular in undereducated Americans’ discourse. While denial over decades has only hidden the issue, Trump’s election has opened a pandora’s box. Millions of visiting students, immigrants, tourists remain in fear of the upcoming days as Trump comes to power. His orthodox, feudal, sexist, misogynist and chauvinistic ideology has resonated with tens of millions of American men and to a large extent, even more alarming, women.

Trump tapped into the collective phobia of this population and rode on that tide to the oval office. He promised to undo all executive orders passed by President Barack Obama to protect the rights of African Americans, immigrants and their children, undocumented immigrants, LGBTQ community and other minorities. Exploiting the phobia of this conservative class meant that all of Trump’s antics, outbursts, outrageous statements, embarrassing revelations and intellectual bankruptcies didn’t mean anything to the voters as he promised to make America great (white) again.

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    Gantasala
    Nov 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm
    Remember, STATE TERRORIST RAJNATH SINGH proudly said Mr.Trump is following Mr.Modi's policies.
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      Karupannan
      Nov 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm
      @Thrinetranlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I know your are in the US and when it happens to you, then you might realize. But unfortunately you are a illogical brainless brahmin, so you might not realize even then.
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        IslamForFoools
        Nov 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm
        All Muslims, blacks, jihadists and Hillary fans are terrorizing USA on street by burning rioting and killing others and media is blaming Donald trump for this instead of Hillary. Same thing media was doing to modiji in India , for every smallest things media was is blaming modiji. But we non Muslims will prevail over evil islamism
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          ABP
          Nov 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm
          Muslims started feeling the heat. Immigrants to go to Mosul !!!!
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            Steve
            Nov 13, 2016 at 10:33 pm
            US democracy is build on solid foundation. Not a fragile one like yours. You discounted your own currency by 30% .
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              A G
              Nov 13, 2016 at 10:25 pm
              Sporadic incidents are being published for TRP.
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                Mark
                Nov 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm
                What a complete bullsht article! This where racism comes from! Try telling the truth not spreading lies. Trump supporters have hurt no one, it is the backwards left who have attacked the tolerant right. You have it completely backwards ... next time do 5 min of research instead of spreading globalist lies. Their time is over.
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                  Mark
                  Nov 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm
                  try reading this is you are interested in knowing what is really goin on in US.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Donald/comments/4ni5mr/the_tolerant_left/
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                    Ajay G
                    Nov 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm
                    Not much has actually changed. Real America is coming to the fore. Americans' boasting of equality and freedom in their land never held water. Perception of A great America was just a creation.
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                      Virender
                      Nov 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm
                      African Americans, immigrants to become slaves
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                        Virender
                        Nov 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm
                        LGBTQ community and other minorities also.
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                          Ankur Gupta
                          Nov 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm
                          This is not expected in a country known to be gaurdian of democracy and equality and freedom of expression and so on and so forth....
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                            Jago
                            Nov 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm
                            Thanks to alert voters, Delhi is out of reach of Bjarang Dal, Gau Rakshak and MNS type of outfits.
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                              Solo
                              Nov 13, 2016 at 9:11 pm
                              This was bound to happen. Under fake secularism and sick liberalism, these people had crossed all limits of decency. Un natural apude brings finally this kind of end.
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                                Karan Thakur
                                Nov 13, 2016 at 3:24 pm
                                This just helps terrorist organizations in their false propaa.
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                                  Abdul
                                  Nov 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm
                                  Your thinking is inhuman.
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                                    farzi kumar
                                    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:03 pm
                                    "uneducated white supremacists" pretty much sums about this biased article.... Cry as much you want the pseudoliberal world order is collasping and so is the petro dollar dontion for pressutes. lt;br/gt;Wait for the german and french election results..... And your game is over
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                                      Rohith
                                      Nov 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                                      What we are seeing in America, is exactly what is happening in India. The crooked fascists exploiting people with their lies and coming to power to further an agenda of hate and violence.
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                                        Abraham
                                        Nov 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm
                                        Agree to Your comment.
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                                          Abraham
                                          Nov 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm
                                          Evil forces are winning at the time of end of universe. Time of judgement is coming near. All religions agree on one point that a stage will come when evil will outweigh the good forces and world will end. Amen!
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                                            Gurvinder
                                            Nov 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm
                                            We Indians are much more civilized and tolerant than Americans. We must be proud of being Indians. No amount of divisive agenda has made citizens to indulge in racism and fascism. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;True Federalism holds India together.
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