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An analysis of hate crimes

Define "hate crime." Why has hate crime legislation been so controversial in the United States? Why have politicians debated on the constitutionality of enhanced penalties based on a suspect's association with extremist groups?

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As society continues to evolve and America becomes one of the largest culture melting pots in the world, we still deal with dreaded hate crimes. However, hate crimes have evolved from focusing on minorities to a larger range of cultures to include homosexuality, religion, and gender. I believe every generation deals with hate crimes in some form or fashion. We have seen an influx in hates crimes after the 9/11 attacks that focused primarily on the Muslim/Arabic community. Below we will define the term hate crime as well as review why hate crime legislation has been so controversial in the United States. Additionally, we will discuss why politicians debated on the constitutionality of ...

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The solution defines a hate crime. and discusses why hate crime legislation has been so controversial in the U.S.

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