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Despite Smollett controversy, hate crime still a pervasive issue

Despite Smollett controversy, hate crime still a pervasive issue

Noah Festenstein, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

Amid the widely publicized Jussie Smollett controversy, in which the “Empire” actor claimed to have been the victim of a racially-motivated and homophobic attack, statistics show that hate crimes are on the rise nationally. According to the most recent statistics from the FBI, there were 7,175 incidents...

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