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Hate Crime, Harassment Spike In Aftermath Of Trump’s Election

Dena Marks of the Anti-Defamation League talks about what happened in Texas, which saw the largest number of incidents after California and New York.

Dena Marks
Dena Marks, associate director in the Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Regional Office

Over the course of his campaign for president, Donald Trump made remarks about a host of minorities ranging from controversial to openly offensive. Civil rights groups report that the week and a half after Election Day brought nearly 900 incidents of harassment and intimidation nationwide. And Texas experienced one of the largest outbreaks. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider spoke with Dena Marks about this spike in reported hate crimes. She’s the associate director in the Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Regional Office.

Note: Donald Trump has disavowed the support of white nationalists, though he has often been slow to do so.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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