37 Cardozo L. Rev. 1867 (2015-2016)
The Vicious Cycle of Hate: Systemic Flaws in Hate Crime Documentation in the United States and the Impact on Minority Communities

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   THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF HATE: SYSTEMIC FLAWS IN
     HATE CRIME DOCUMENTATION IN THE UNITED
          STATES AND THE IMPACT ON MINORITY
                            COMMUNITIES


                              Harbani Ahujat




     You cannot address the problem of hate in this nation if you refuse to
acknowledge its existence. 1


                           TABLE OF CONTENTS


IN TRO DU CTIO N  .............................................................................................................. 1868
I.  AN OVERVIEW: HATE CRIME DOCUMENTATION ................................................ 1870
II. THE HATE CRIMES STATISTICS ACT ...................................................................... 1874
      A . P urp ose  ........................................................................................................ 187 5
      B.  M ethodology ............................................................................................... 1875
      C . Statistics ....................................................................................................... 1876
III. GAPS IN HATE CRIME DOCUMENTATION: UNIFORM CRIME REPORT VS.
    NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY ........................................................ 1878


    t Notes Editor, Cardozo Law Review. J.D. Candidate (May 2016), Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law; B.B.A., cum laude, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Baruch College, 2012. I
am immensely grateful to Hansdeep Singh for the idea for this Note topic, and his invaluable
mentorship and guidance; Professors Alex Reinert, Katie Tinto, and Ekow Yankah for their
insights, expertise, and advice; Adam Riff, Bernard Tsepelman, Liz Robins, Joe Goldstein, and
the editors of the Cardozo Law Review for their meticulous edits and efforts in the publication
process; and my parents and my sister for their endless love and encouragement. This Note is
dedicated to the victims of hate crimes and their families.
    1 Press Release, Sikh Coal., Sikhs Demand Federal Hate Crime Prosecution After DuPage
Prosecutor Fails (Sept. 11, 2015), http://sikhcoalition.org/advisories/2015/sikhs-demand-
federal-hate-crime-prosecution-after-dupage-prosecutor-fails (quoting Sikh Coalition's Legal
Director, Harsimran Kaur, responding to an announcement that no hate crime charge would
be brought against the offender, who viciously assaulted Inderjit Singh Mukker, a Sikh
American resident of Chicago, after pulling up to Mukker's car and yelling racial slurs,
including, Terrorist, go back to your country, Bin Laden!).


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