Hatred Turns Out Not To Be Color-Blind

An FBI report finds that most bias crimes are committed against blacks

A BLACK MAN IS DOUSED IN GASOLINE AND SET ON fire. A note found nearby reads "one les ((sic)) nigger more to go" and is signed "KKK." It happened in Hillsborough County, Florida, on New Year's Day, and last week three white men were arrested in connection with the attack. It was a fitting backdrop for the FBI's first ever national report on the subject of bias crimes. The study, based on information supplied by law-enforcement agencies in 32 states, found that 4,558 hate-crime incidents were reported in 1991. Racial bias motivated 6 of 10 offenses reported, religious bias 2 of...

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