There was the gay man in North Carolina who woke up to a message on his car that read, "Can't wait until your 'marriage' is overturned by a real president. Gay families = burn in hell. Trump 2016."
There were the students who at their Minnesota high school found "fuck niggers, whites only, make America great again" emblazoned across mirrors in the bathroom.
There was the Delaware woman who was threatened by four white men in a gas station who were discussing the election result and told her they were glad they wouldn't have to deal with Black people anymore.
This is barely a small dent in the vast pool of hate crimes that have emerged in the wake of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s victory. While 200 were reported last week, that number has now jumped to more than 400 incidents, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday. And many of them invoke direct references to Trump’s campaign rhetoric and proposals.
The Center said many of the incidents could be described as “anti-immigrant” and took place either at businesses or schools.
Earlier this week, FBI statistics confirmed at least one trend — hate crimes against Muslims in the United States shot up 67 percent in 2015 — the highest levels since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
"We witnessed a spark in the number of hate crimes against Muslims in late 2015, and this number increased further during Donald Trump's election campaign," Ibrahim Hooper, from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, told Al Jazeera, in the wake of the report. "We expect the situation to get worse in the future, based on the fact that Donald Trump had mainstreamed Islamophobia."