In recent months, U.S. lawmakers and civil society organizations have warned that Trump's vehement opposition against immigrants, Muslims and multiculturalism will inspire acts of racially-motivated violence.
“I think you’re going to see the incidents of violence, racially-motivated violence, increase in this country as a consequence of Trump’s rhetoric,” Democratic Congressman Raúl Grijalva told MSNBC last November.
Meanwhile, the Southern Poverty Law Center hinted at a possible correlation between the recent rise in extremism and the campaign rhetoric of presidential candidates like Donald Trump.
According to a report released earlier this month, the SPLC found that the number of hate groups operating in 2015 was 14 percent higher than in 2014.
The report falls short of holding Trump directly responsible for the recent surge in hate groups, but says that his “demonizing statements about Latinos and Muslims have electrified the radical right.”
Here is a list of at least four Trump-inspired hate crimes:
1. Trump Chants Mock Latino Basketball Players
Last Week, Andrean High School students in Indiana allegedly held a poster of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and reportedly chanted "build a wall" at Latino basketball players from a rival school at a game on Friday, according to local media reports.
2. Brothers Beat Up Mexican
Last August, two Boston brothers accused of urinating on and beating a homeless Mexican man were charged with hate crimes after being quoted by police as saying, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.”
3. Violent Attack Against Activist
In August 2015, during a Trump campaign rally, Black Lives Matter activist Mercutio Southall, was choked and beaten by Trump supporters in Birmingham, Alabama. Southall said the attendees who attacked him also called him and two fellow protestors "monkeys" and the N-word.
4. White Supremacist Jeers
During a campaign speech in Mobile, Alabama, local media reported that a member of the audience could be heard yelling “white power!” during Trump’s remarks, and white nationalist Olaf Childress, editor of the racist paper The First Freedom was on hand to pass out copies to attendees.
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