What are hate groups? How do hate groups perpetuate prejudice in the United States? What is a hate crime? How does it differ from a non-hate crime?
A hate group is a social group that advocates and practices hatred, hostility, or violence towards members of a race, ethnicity, nation, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other designated sector of society (Jefferson, 2016). A hate crime (also known as a bias-motivated crime or bias crime) is a prejudice-motivated crime which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of their membership (or perceived membership) in a certain social group or race (Jefferson,2016).