Prior to beginning work on this discussion, watch Inside USA – Rise of hate, Part 1 (Links to an external site.) and read Number of U.S. Hate Groups is Rising, Report Says (Links to an external site.). Were you aware of the number and range of recognized hate groups in these states? This video helps us learn about hate groups in the United States. In addition, please visit the Teaching Tolerance (Links to an external site.) website and view the Interactive Hate Map (Links to an external site.) or Hap Map by State (Links to an external site.). Please review the maps or list for the state in which you live, or a state of your choice. Respond to each of the following questions:
- Were you aware of the number and range of recognized hate groups in these states?
- What is it that might motivate individuals to associate with these types of groups?
- As you have now learned, most individuals are a target of these groups in one way or another. How does this targeting turn to hate crime?
- How has identifying hate crimes and prosecuting them evolved?
Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. For further guidance, review the Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) document. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.