Hate Crimes Are Either Rare or Common, Depending on Your Bias

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2019

After the Jussie Smollett hate crime case was revealed to be a hoax, media outlets on both the left and the right seemed split as to whether or not hate crimes are a common or uncommon occurrence in the U.S. overall.

In case you missed it, last week Jussie Smollett turned himself in after police uncovered that he had fabricated his initial hate crime report. Smollett originally claimed two men beat him while making racial and homophobic remarks and yelling “This is MAGA country.” Police now believe Smollett, unsatisfied with...

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