The SPLC releases two reports that investigate an alleged upsurge in hateful incidents upon the election of Donald Trump.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there has been a spike in "hate incidents" in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. In a report titled "Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election," the SPLC maintains that it has confirmed a total of 867 bias-related incidents of harassment, intimidation, or violence to have taken place in the 10 days following Trump's election (Nov. 9-19). The incidence of such hate-driven scenarios was highest on the days right after the election.
One way in which the SPLC seems to tie the newly reported hate incidents to Trump is by noting that in 40 percent of the episodes, the perpetrators mentioned Trump's name or used rhetoric commonly associated with his campaign.
The SPLC also put out another report titled "The Trump Effect: The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation's Schoolsâ," which found that about 90 percent of educators who responded to the study claimed that their schools had been negatively impacted by the election. Furthermore, 80 percent of educators reported to have noticed increased anxiety among their minority students. The report should not be taken as being wholly unbiased, reports CNN, as those who participated in the survey were more likely to have already experienced election-related troubles at school.
Some important details on the SPLC's new reports as well as some visual breakdowns of the statistics can be found below.