The Rise of Hate

Guest host Ed Chung and Igor chat with their guests about the rise of hate crimes in the United States since President Trump took office.

Under the campaign and presidency of Donald Trump, America has witnessed a rise in hate crimes, anti-Semitic incidents, anti-Muslim violence, and a resurgence of white supremacy like never before. Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and George Selim, senior vice president of programs at the Anti-Defamation League, join Igor and guest host Ed Chung, a former prosecutor of hate crimes at the U.S. Department of Justice, to discuss the face of hate in America; what has fueled the rise in these incidents; what individuals, states, and the federal government can do to combat hate at every level; and why we have seen a lack of outrage from our politicians.

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Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center.

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Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

Ed Chung

Senior Fellow