India Currents is committed to tackling the uneven documentation of hate crimes and hate speech by partnering with New America Media., a leader in promoting the work of ethnic media organizations.
Since the 2016 election there has been an alarming increase in reports of hate incidents around the country. Reports range from vandalism and hate-fueled graffiti to physical attacks and shootings.
The reports come amid heightened fear and anxiety within immigrant and minority communities, fueled by the rhetoric of the campaign, and by the statements and policies from the current administration. Even as the fear exists, it is vital to know the course of action when such incidents occur to you or a loved one.
The Documenting Hate Project is spearheaded by the not-for-profit news outlet ProPublica, which has created the form below to allow witnesses or victims to come forward and report their experience. Reports will be verified before entering a national database that will be made available, with privacy restrictions, to newsrooms and civil rights organizations across the country. The form is not a report to law enforcement or any government agency.