Since Donald Trump’s historic victory over Hillary Clinton last month, mainstream media and researchers have published various articles claiming that hate crimes against minorities have “spiked“, yet despite numerous reports of violence against Trump supporters, there is no mention of these incidents.
Throughout the election there have been a staggering amount of violent attacks or acts of vandalism targeting Trump supporters, or even white people who leftists assumed voted for trump, yet these incidents rarely received any media attention. Instead, the media preferred to focus on what is portrayed as pro-Trump graffiti or any mentioning of “the wall”, spinning these acts as “hate speech”.
Despite little coverage by the main news networks, here are just a few of the headlines outlining vicious attacks against Trump supporters, discrimination or acts of vandalism towards pro-Trump property owners.
And who could forget this iconic photo of a young Trump supporter getting chased, caught and given a beatdown by violent anti-Trump protesters at one of his rallies.
Meanwhile, there have been various hoaxes perpetrated by anti-Trump citizens who have staged hate crimes against themselves, reported it to police, eventually busted for making up lies and admitting they did it to try and hurt Trump’s image. In one instance a Muslim girl claimed that two white males in pro-Trump apparel tried to pull off her hajib and mug her, only to find out she fabricated the entire story.
There was also an African-American man in Massachusetts who made up a story about Trump supporters assaulting him and saying they were going to lynch him, which turned out to be yet another hoax.
In a sad way, Trump supporters should be thanking the protesters and offenders who attacked these people, as it ended up raising awareness of the violence and lawlessness facing voters who did not conform to what was considered liberal political norms.
These are only a fraction of the instances of violence against Trump supporters or white people, yet the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks hate crimes, neglected to include any discriminatory actions against them in their findings following the election, despite gathering data that supported these acts.
The NY POST reports:
At least 2,000 educators around the country reported racist slurs and other derogatory language leveled against white students in the first days after Donald Trump was elected president. But the group that surveyed the teachers didn’t publish the results in its report on Trump-related “hate crimes.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center partnered with the American Federation of Teachers, which formally endorsed Hillary Clinton, to circulate the questionnaire among its 1.6 million mostly Democratic members. The survey was sent out to K-12 teachers and administrators who subscribe to its “Teaching Tolerance” newsletter.
The SPLC’s widely cited report — “The Trump Effect: The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation’s Schools” — reported that 40 percent of the more than 10,000 educators who responded to the survey “have heard derogatory language directed at students of color, Muslims, immigrants and people based on gender or sexual orientation.”
The takeaway was that Trump-supporting white kids have been harassing minorities at the nation’s schools. And SPLC’s schools report, along with a broader report on alleged Trump-inspired hate crimes — “Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election” — sparked breathless coverage in the New York Times, Washington Post and other major media.
The reports also triggered a statement Friday from the US Commission on Civil Rights, which expressed “deep concern” that “prejudice has reared its ugly head in public elementary and secondary schools.” The panel called for more federal funding to prosecute “hate crimes.”
But the SPLC didn’t present the whole story. The Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit self-censored results from a key question it asked educators — whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “I have heard derogatory language or slurs about white students.”
Asked last week to provide the data, SPLC initially said it was having a hard time getting the information “from the researchers.” Pressed, SPLC spokeswoman Kirsten Bokenkamp finally revealed that “about 20 percent answered affirmatively to that question.”
Bokenkamp did not provide an explanation for the absence of such a substantial metric — at least 2,000 bias-related incidents against white students — from the report, which focuses instead on “anti-immigrant sentiment,” “anti-Muslim sentiment” and “slurs about students of color” related to the election.
“They left that result out because it would not fit their ideological narrative,” former Education Department civil rights attorney Hans Bader said. “It was deemed an inconvenient truth.”
The SPLC makes no secret of their liberal and left leaning reporting, often pushing narratives that align with the mainstream media’s attempts to malign Trump supporters, Republicans and conservatives as racists hate crime offenders.
Bader says SPLC has an agenda to derail the Trump administration before it starts.
“These flawed SPLC reports will be cited by left-wing special interests to try to block the confirmation of moderate and conservative people to posts such as attorney general by falsely making it look like America’s schools and streets are pervaded by bigotry,” Bader said
Bader pointed out that most of the anti-minority “hate crimes” and “hate incidents” cited by SPLC do not legally constitute hate crimes, and many involve constitutionally protected speech.
“It is simply ridiculous that SPLC treats ‘build the wall’ as hate rhetoric,” he said. The center counted people mentioning “build the wall” as 467 incidents of hate.
“Alas, these days the SPLC is mainly a fundraising machine,” said Gail Heriot, a US Commission on Civil Rights member who voted against Friday’s resolution. “The more it can persuade its donors that hate groups have penetrated every nook and cranny of American society, the more money it can raise. Now it wants us to believe that the election has unleashed unprecedented waves of hatred and violence among schoolchildren. Let’s stop and take a deep breath before we assume that’s true. The SPLC has no credibility with anyone — on the left or the right — who is familiar with its methods.”
Until there is a conservative organization dedicated to reporting discrimination against white people, Trump supporters or Republicans, I fear this trend of suppressing statistics that don’t fit the liberal narrative will only continue. It wouldn’t even have to be a conservative leaning group, just a coalition of people dedicated to the truth and factual reporting.
Despite the attempts to suppress the facts, however, we will not forget those injured or attacked for no reason other than having political views that differ from the mainstream messaging.