hate-crimes

COMMENTARY
A person holds a sign reading 'Zero tolerance for antisemitism'

Calls to fear Soros and the ‘globalists’ are antisemitic. We must reject them | Opinion

BY: - October 5, 2022

We have a crucial election coming up, and hate is on the ballot. We must resist these insidious attempts to divide us.

‘All of us share a responsibility to guard against hate,’ Wolf says as Pa. marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

BY: - April 27, 2022

“I owe my existence, the existence of my children to the Holocaust,” Schlossberg said. “This is a complicated legacy. There are traumas, the physical and psychological scars left by the agony that my grandparents suffered weighed on them, as it weighs on my mom, as it weighs on me."

COMMENTARY

Stop normalizing Islamophobia. It’s dehumanizing and life-threatening | Opinion

BY: - December 17, 2021

Hateful attacks on Ilhan Omar and other Muslims should be forcefully condemned, regardless of partisanship.

COMMENTARY

Charlottesville defendants turn trial into a platform for hate | Dick Polman

BY: - November 15, 2021

We've been here before -- history teaches what happens when we turn our backs on fighting hate.

Headed for a state park this Memorial Day Weekend? Get ready for the crowds | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 29, 2021

Attendance is booming at Pa.'s state parks, officials say. But the usual pandemic rules stay in place.

U.S. House condemns Atlanta shootings and Asian American racism

BY: - May 19, 2021

House Republicans also argued that the Atlanta measure was partisan and that it blamed former President Donald Trump for the rise in attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

COMMENTARY

We must join together to stop the hate against Asian Americans. Here’s how you can help | Opinion

BY: - May 1, 2021

If you think that these violent acts just impact the targeted person or Asians, you are wrong. It affects us all.

‘We all belong here’: House, Senate Dems rally against AAPI violence; call for passage of hate crimes bill

BY: - March 24, 2021

More than a week after a gunman in Atlanta killed eight people, six of them Asian-American women, Democrats in the state House and Senate rallied Wednesday in support of Pennsylvania’s Asian-American residents, and called for action on a long-sought package of legislation aimed at fighting hate crimes in the state. “Asians are asking who’s next,” […]

COMMENTARY

We cannot speak loudly enough against anti-Asian hate | John A. Tures

BY: - March 21, 2021

Every American should realize that an attack on one Asian-American is an attack on all Americans.

COMMENTARY

In the Pa. Senate, an object lesson in how not to respond to a national tragedy | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 18, 2021

There were any number of ways that state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, could have responded to a murderous rampage in Georgia on Tuesday night. He picked the worst one.

COMMENTARY

With extremism resurgent, will Pa. finally pass a tougher hate crimes law? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 22, 2021

'Hate crimes have become part of American life, the new normal in our country,' a Pittsburgh lawmaker, who's trying to turn the tide, says.

COMMENTARY

Levine’s policies are fair game for criticism. Attacking her identity is vile bigotry

BY: - May 15, 2020

Speaking up and saying we condemn the hate in our midst is one thing. But unless there's the follow through with action, then it's only a half-measure.