Hate Crimes

If you need crisis support you may contact the Crisis Text Line by sending the text “HOME” to 741741. For more information about this resource, visit http://www.crisistextline.org/. State Hate Crime Laws: 45 states and the District of Columbia have statutes criminalizing various types of bias motived violence or intimidation. See a chart…

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JACL Disappointed By Level of Discipline of Racist Gesture: Statement from JACL National President

Update: JACL requested a formal meeting with the commissioner. That letter can be found here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 Statement by Gary Mayeda, National President, gmayeda@jacl.org Commissioner Manfred’s decision is to suspend Mr. Gurriel for 5 games in 2018. That starts March 29, 2018. Why does that just not…

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JACL Response to Major League Baseball Disciplinary Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org, 202-607-7273 JACL applauds the swiftness and degree of punishment as well as the unanimity of Major League Baseball, the Commissioner Manfred, both World Series teams’ leadership, and the…

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JACL Condemns Racist Gesture by Houston Astros Baseball Player During World Series Game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org, 202-607-7273 Friday night, Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, hit a home run off of Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish. Mr. Gurriel followed his home run with a racist gesture…

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JACL Condemns Trump Pardon of Joe Arpaio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League condemns the pardoning of former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio. Mr. Arpaio abused the power of his position to blatantly engage in racial…

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