It's not really fair to compare just the number of hate crimes because blue states have a lot higher populations. So I averaged the rate of racist hate crimes.
The vast majority of reported racist hate crimes were in blue states, but the graph evened out because they also have higher populations. New Jersey, Michigan, and Delaware have by far the most reported racist crimes per population. Other liberal states are somewhat higher than red states, and red states that you would expect to have the most racism (Utah, Mississippi, Alabamba, and Georgia) have by far the least. Radical liberal states have higher hate crimes and the more conservative states have the least.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Posted by Dr B at 4:32 PM