January 20, 2022

New Reference Database: “Hate Index: Tracking the Toll of Intolerance Post-Election 2016”

The Hate Index is a new resource/database from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism‘s NYCity News Service.


From the Website:

The Hate Index represents a journalistic effort to chronicle hate crimes and other acts of intolerance since Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.

Our goal, amid rising reports of scrawled swastikas, chants of “Build the wall!” and hijab-grabbing, as well as attacks on Trump supporters, is to add to the public accounting of hatred-in-action by giving our audience a searchable data base of incidents during this extraordinary period of American history.

We’ve compiled incidents spanning the first week after the election and plan to keep updating.

Our team is scouring news accounts of verbal, physical and other kinds of attacks victimizing everyone from minority group members in the U.S. – among them Muslims, Latinos, African Americans and immigrants as well as the LGBT community – to Trump supporters.

We’re going through the incidents, one by one, and breaking them into multiple, often overlapping, categories based on available details.

We are including incidents that come from what we deem legitimate news organizations that performed due diligence in reporting the story (interviewing accusers, witnesses, investigative authorities, etc) and/or can be backed by official sources/documents (e.g. police reports, court documents, etc).

Direct to Hate Index

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.