Hate leaves no community behind. Our findings reinforce the need for moral leadership at all levels of government — and in communities.
Trump’s derogatory rhetoric against marginalized communities — peddled on Twitter, in public appearances, and elsewhere — has emboldened white nationalists to emerge from hiding, armed with their hatred and fear.
But remember that each of us has a role to play in building the kind of America we all deserve — an America that values the humanity and dignity of every person. We can fulfill our responsibility to one another in our local communities, in the workplace, and at the ballot box, and by contacting our elected leaders and talking to family and friends. We must speak out against hate and bigotry when we see it and document incidents of hate whenever they arise.
Ending prejudice and racial hostility remains elusive. It is time for our nation to redouble its efforts to combat hate in America, and together we can defend our highest ideals of justice, inclusion, and fairness.