NY to start teaching kids about hate symbols like swastikas and nooses

The New York State Senate passed a bill that will further educate and prevent hate crimes.

News 12 Staff

Jul 22, 2020, 10:40 AM

Updated 1,403 days ago

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Schools in the Hudson Valley will now be allowed to teach their students about the significance of hate symbols.
A new bill passed by the New York State Senate says that students in grades 6 to 12 will now be taught about swastikas and nooses in an effort to further educate and prevent hate crimes.
In 2018, the FBI logged more than 7,000 cases of hate crimes.
Nearly half of those were based on race against African Americans.         
According to the NYPD, data showed that in 2019 more than half of all reported hated crimes in the city were anti-Jewish.


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