Hate Crime Conference to be Held in Lansing

By: News 10
By: News 10

In response to the recent spike in hate crimes, a hate crime conference will be held Thursday in Lansing.

It's a free event sponsored by the Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes and the state department of civil rights.

The conference will take place at the Ramada on Saginaw Highway in Delta Township.

To register, visit: http://www.miaahc.com/MRH2010.aspx.

Anyone who registers can attend.

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  • by Arch Location: Lansing on Sep 17, 2010 at 04:01 PM
    Anonymous, if you're going to attempt an insult, you should attempt to distinguish between objects and subjects of sentences. Unless that is, you meant to say we both have our heads up HER rectum. If that's the case, I don't think you understand the difference between someone having their own head up their own rectums and someone else having their head up someone else's rectum. Go back to eighth-grade English.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2010 at 04:29 AM
    Arch, Why do you want Kelly to pull her head out of her rectum, it seems to be serving you just fine. Not enough room for the both of you???
  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2010 at 03:14 PM
    One group of people will be biased against another. Religious groups are an excellent example of how biased people are. You can describe any church with three or four words with one of the words being a color. People like to be group together with other similar people and dislike those who are at an advantage.
  • by Are you all nuts? on Sep 16, 2010 at 01:37 PM
    I am blonde, blue eyed, jewish, have I been discriminated against? yes! have I lost jobs? yes! have I been called names? yes to this also. There are a group of people in the USA who think that if you aren't exactly what they are you are inferior, should be discriminated against, and that is why we need laws against hate crimes, If you aren't a Wasp in America you could be in trouble. Sorry but not all nasty people are skin heads, or belong to the Klan. A lot of people who feel this way are your next door neighbors, people you thought were friends, and then they use the N word, or something equally bad to describe someone and you realize that they don't even know they are racists, or biggots. This is just the way they think and talk. We all need to remember that every single person is your equal, and should be treated with the same respect that you wish to be treated with. I don't care if your green with purple dots, you should be treated with respect.
  • by Arch Location: Lansing on Sep 15, 2010 at 04:27 PM
    Kelly, you're an idiot. "What spike in hate crimes?" Have you not been around for the last few months? SERIAL KILLER IN FLINT TARGETING AFRICAN-AMERICANS! God forbid you pull your head out from your Muslim-hating rectum long enough to think of areas outside of your white-picket fence. And these laws are in place in case an imbecile like you decides to take out her deep-seeded hatred for other races.
  • by Autumn Location: East Lansing on Sep 15, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    Beautifully stated Kelly!
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Sep 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM
    What a poorly-written story. What spike in hate crimes? Crimes against whom? Where did the writer get their data? Currently, the FBI is the only official entity that collects and categorizes this type of data. For example, did you know that, while Muslims continue to decry that hate crimes against them are continuing to rise since 9/11, that actually twice as many hate crimes have been perpitrated in America against Jewish people than Muslims during that time period. Or is the writer referring to crimes perpitrated by a criminal of one racial make-up against a victim of another racial make-up? Or perpitrated by an individual of one faith against a victim of another faith? Or maybe crimes perpitrated by an individual of one sexual orientation against someone of another sexual orientation? We ALL have the right to protection from crimes. There are already laws in place to protect ALL of us. Why, then, do we need additional laws applying only to certain groups?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:50 AM
    This hate crime law is a big JOKE! When the majority of law makers think that only WHITE people commit hate crimes. The law does no good UNLESS everyone who commits a crime of hate is included.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:19 AM
    What a wonderful idea, I hope a great many people besides myself plan on attending.
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