There have been myriad reports about hate crimes, discrimination and bizarre behavior since Donald Trump won the presidency earlier this month, and now the New York Times — connecting all the attacks to the president-elect — is tracking them in a new series called “This Week in Hate.”
The Times debuted the listicle-style report Tuesday with an editor’s note explaining the new series, which apparently draws from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a progressive nonprofit legal advocacy organization:
This Week in Hate tracks hate crimes and harassment around the country since the election of Donald Trump. The Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups are keeping detailed counts of harassment and abuse. We will regularly present a selection of incidents to show the scope of the problem. This article, the first in the series, includes incidents reported in the last two weeks.
All of the examples listed by the Times were carried out by apparent Trump supporters. The outlet covered the unruly Delta passenger who referred to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as “bitches,” instances of Nazi-themed graffiti cropping up in public places and the threatening letters some mosques have reportedly received.