What are the most racist states in America by hate crimes in 2017? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Over the past few months, there have been numerous incidents, including violent clashes between white supremacists and supporters of the Antifa movement, such as it happened in Charlottesville. In fact, ever since Donald Trump has come into the office, racist-fuelled incidents have grown exponentially, as if his election as president has somehow given these people the green light to spew hate as never before. The fact that Trump has failed to denounce racism and extremism in his speeches, calling neo-nazis “nice people” may have also contributed.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most racist states in America by hate crimes in 2017 from their list.
North Carolina is the first one on our list of the most racist states in America ranked by hate crimes in 2017 and it’s home to over 10 million people. According to statistics, white people make up 71% of the population, with people of black or African American origins accounted for just over 22%. Virginia ranks next on our list with over 8.4 million citizens. The Census Bureau notes that the state’s population is 70% white, with only 19.8% of the residents being of black or African American descent and 9.1% Hispanic or Latino. Virginia is, of course, famous for the most brutal hate-based incident this year – the clash from Charlottesville. The August far-right rally ended up with a State of Emergency being called. Kentucky is the last state on our list, that only has some 4.4 million residents. According to the US Census, white people make up 88% of the state’s population. Kentucky is also a state that has saw a hike in the number of hate groups following the 2016 elections, so the number of incidents in this category might also see a jump. Earlier this year, a man from North Carolina set fire to an Indian grocery store in east Charlotte and left a note at the scene signed with “White America.”