Hate crimes skyrocketed after the election of Donald Trump. But some people are doing something about it.
Hate crimes in New York were up 63% compared to the year before, so activists in New York decided that they needed to run workshops to train people on what to do if they witness a hate crime.
Instead of being a bystander to harassment or a hate crime, they are teaching people how to be an “upstander”, including how to defuse a potentially violent situation while keeping themselves safe.
We need more of this, everywhere.
Also published on Medium.