Action Against Hate: Definitions 13-14

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech, Statement School: Whitman College Statement Rating: Yellow

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The key difference between hate crimes and hate incidents (or bias incidents - the two terms are often used interchangeably) is that hate crimes are acts included under hate crime laws and hate incidents are not. The motivation for both is the same - bias against a particular group of people - but hate incidents are not, technically, crimes. They are often covered under campus conduct rules; at Whitman, a hate incident may be addressed in this way if the perpetrator is a Whitman student, staff member, or faculty member.

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