Hate crimes are on the rise in New York City, according to new NYPD data: Is the American society on the verge of ethical collapse?

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Hate crimes are on the rise in New York City, according to new NYPD data: Is the American society on the verge of ethical collapse?

Hatred of others or racial discrimination has long been associated with a range of social conflicts in many regions of the world, with the United States ranking top among all countries in terms of how much this issue affects its society. It is self-evident that racism is one of the most serious socioeconomic challenges in the United States. Racism may be traced back hundreds of years to the enslavement of Africans in the United States and, to a lesser extent, the North Atlantic region. Racism has taken on new forms in recent years. Racism in the United States is not a genetic trait; rather, it is a result of the country’s ailing institutions and culture. Despite the fact that US politicians have denied the existence of structural racism in their society, claiming that no federal law violates the rights of racial minorities, particularly African-Americans, and that racism is not a fundamental issue in the US, there is enough compelling evidence that even UN officials are warning the White House that its racist laws generate structural discrimination that must be eliminated as soon as possible. A comparison of police and law enforcement behaviour toward whites and blacks in the United States indicates institutionalised bias and injustice toward minorities, particularly blacks. Apart from the police in the United States, white Americans are continually committing racist crimes and harassing African Americans. Despite rallies and anti-racist movements’ efforts, hate crime numbers have not only not decreased, but have risen, according to data provided by the New York Police Department during a news conference this week. In New York City, hate crimes against Muslims jumped by 361 percent, while hate crimes based on sex discrimination increased by 29 percent, and anti-Asian hate crimes rose by 29 percent. Hate crimes against Asian-Americans surged from 28 in 2020 to 129 in 2021, according to the Hate Crime Panel. During the press conference, an NYC police spokesman announced that over 500 hate crimes had been reported this year, with around 250 people detained. Since 2020, the total number of hate crimes has increased by 106 percent. According to the BBC, both Republicans and Democrats have engaged in anti-Asian policies and rhetoric that might lead to more social violence and hate crimes.

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