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Rise in Hate Crimes

posted Nov 29, 2016, 7:29 PM by Daniel Laurison
Using his informal “bully pulpit” power, Donald Trump could denounce the rise in hate crimes since the election, which he has kind of done (http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/10/us/post-election-hate-crimes-and-fears-trnd/), but has yet to say anything on Twitter. There has been an empirically verified increase in hate crimes since the election (https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/11/18/update-incidents-hateful-harassment-election-day-now-number-701). Donald Trump could reverse Obama’s executive order 13672, which prohibits discrimination in the federal government and contractors on the basis on gender identity and sexual orientation. On the other hand, he could theoretically issue executive orders protecting more groups, though that seems unlikely given his refusal to denounce the white supremacy groups that supported him. Supreme Court challenges are a check on executive orders.