The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
Web Site Links
: Combating Hate
Very rich site which provides updated news on hate crimes and groups.
Database of graphic symbols associated with the crimes and extremist
groups. Archive of ADL press releases. Suggestions for
teaching children about the topic. An overview of federal and
state laws and statutes with a map linking to each state's laws and
statutes, and ADL model legislation for crimes motivated by hate.
Civilrights.org : Hate Crimes
Sponsored by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, site features
updated news, and reports sponsored by the Conference on tolerance and
FBI - Civil Rights Program - Hate Crimes
The FBI began tracking hate crimes with the passage of the Hate Crimes
Statistics Act of 1990. Site includes the federal definition
classifying a crime as a hate crime, links to statistics from the FBI
Uniform Crime Reports on numbers of incidents, and information about
FBI initiatives such as the FBI Task Force on Hate Crimes and training
provided to community law enforcement agencies.
Simon Weisenthal Center
The Wiesenthal Center Task Force
against Hate and Terrorism. The Center documents hate groups and
crimes on an international scope.
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
This database offers a wide array of articles from both a U.S. as
well as global perspective. Watch dates carefully as some of
the articles are older.
Search for "hate crimes" to see a current global perspective on
Controversies @ Facts.com
Search for 'hate-crimes' and you will find an excellent
entry for 'hate-crime laws' that discusses history, laws, case
studies and activist groups.
In this database, Hate Crimes is featured in the Leading Issues list
and leads to many current entries for this subject, beginning with
an overview that defines the topic.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
(Library in a book)
Call number: Ref HV6773.52.S768 2003
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
White supremacy movements
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library,
to be viewed in the Library.
Assault on gay America : the life and death of Billy Jack
Call number: Video 000482
In the telling of the life and death of Billy Jack Gaither, explores
the roots of homophobia in America and asks how these attitudes,
beliefs and fears contribute to the recent rise in violence against
Hate across America
(20th century with Mike Wallace)
Call number: Video 00115
Examines the modern history of hate crimes in America, going back to
the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers by the Ku Klux Klan in
Mississippi. Traces the spread of hate crimes and groups beyond their
traditional strongholds in the South and looks at the new face of
hate: more polished, more seductive, disruptive and dangerous. Shows
why such groups have turned away from attacking individuals to focus
their attention on the federal government.
Not in our town
Call number: Video 000516
Documentary about the people of Billings, Montana who joined together
to stand up for Native American, Afro-American and Jewish neighbors
who were under attack by white supremacists. In response to a series
of hate crimes, the community moved into action.
Not in our town. II : citizens respond to hate
Call number: Video 000517
A look at cities in the United States where people at a local level
combat hate crimes and racism by building on the example of citizen
action in Billings, Montana.
Skinheads USA : the pathology of hate : soldiers of the race war
Call number: Video 000420
A close-up look at white-supremacist skinhead hate groups active in
the United States. Covers an actual neo-Nazi skinhead organization's
day-to-day activities at its headquarters, white power rallies and
recruitment drives, and visits a prison where four skinheads are
jailed for the murder of a black man.
Researched and evaluated by:
C. Oldham, Librarian 9/2003
last update: E. Ball, Librarian 11/2009