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Donald Trump’s Candidacy Emboldened Racists. Now His Victory Has Given Them Permission To Double-Down


Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign emboldened racists and bigots to commit hateful acts against Latinos, immigrants, Muslim-Americans, and other already-marginalized groups. Now his Presidential victory has given them permission to double-down.

In the hours since President-elect Trump’s victory, we’ve seen a flood of reports of Trump-inspired hate acts by his supporters. We’ve tracked these kinds of incidents on our “Trump Hate Map” since last summer, and Shaun King, a senior justice writer at the New York Daily News, has highlighted some of the more recent incidents below.

Additionally, a Twitter Moment featuring further Trump-inspired hate has received a large amount of attention as well. That is included at the end of this post.