Aspen Ideas Festival 2017: Hate on the Rise...And What We Can Do To Stop It

Jun 30, 2017

Wajahat Ali, Op-Ed Contributor to the New York Times
Hate groups and hate-fueled incidents are spiking in America. The Southern Poverty Law Center, through aggregating media reports and gathered submissions from its website, recently catalogued 1051 acts of intimidation and hate in the first month after Trump won the presidency. What is the evidence of this rising tide, and what does it look like in our communities? What groups are most frequently targeted today? What theories might explain this rise, and what can Americans who value tolerance do to fight back? With panelists Heidi BeirichJonathan GreenblattWajahat Ali and Matt Thompson.