NYTimes: A Wave of Harassment After Trump’s Victory

A Wave of Harassment After Trump’s Victory

State officials in New York, Massachusetts and Maryland have set up hotlines for residents to report harassment or hate crimes. The number for New York is 1-888-392-3644; for Massachusetts, 1-800-994-3228; and for Maryland, 1-866-481-8361.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is collecting reports of intimidation and harassment. You can make a report here. The organization recommends that you contact local law enforcement first.

You can also report incidents of anti-Semitic or racist harassment to the Anti-Defamation League. The A.D.L. also has a tool for reporting online harassment and advice for speaking out against bigotry.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund is gathering reports of harassment. To report an incident, email info@maldef.org.

If you have been a victim of threats or harassment because of your religion, you can request legal help from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

If you have experienced discrimination because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, you can get legal information from the Lambda Legal Help Desk. Lambda Legal also has a list of resources, including crisis and suicide prevention hotlines, for people who have experienced discrimination or harassment.

The Human Rights Campaign has advice for victims of hate crimes. While some of it is specific to crimes involving homophobia or transphobia, much of it applies to all victims of hate crimes.

Update: This article has been updated to include additional resources.



About AJ Layon

AJ Layon was, for 28 years, at the University of Florida College of Medicine, in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, in Gainesville, FL. For the approximately 10 years until September 2011, he was Professor and Chief of Critical Care Medicine at UF; In September of 2011 he became System Director and Co-Chairman of Critical Care Medicine in PA; this ended in 2017. He served as a Physician in the Surgical Group with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors without Borders) through 2018 and is presently an intensivist in Florida, struggling through the SARS-CoV-2 crisis. While his interests are primarily related to health care, health care reform, and ethical issues, as a citizen of our United States and our world, he will occasionally opine on issues of our "time and destiny". Follow on Twitter @ajlayon
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