Donald Trump’s first day as president-elect spurred racism and vitriol across America, and the entirety of the worldwide web. A week later, assaults and intimidation against minorities have only worsened, despite the real estate billionaire demanding his supporters put an immediate end to the violence.
"I am so saddened to hear that," Trump said Sunday in an interview on "60 Minutes" in which CBS’ Leslie Stahl apparently informed the next president of the rise in hate crimes after his Election Day victory. "And I say, 'Stop it.' If it -- if it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: 'Stop it.'"
For minorities across the United States, the effects of Trump's support from the alt-right and white nationalists has been felt in real-time. Hate crimes across the United States increased by six percent since last year, according to a comprehensive review the F.B.I. released Monday. The biggest surge in hate crimes impacted Muslim Americans, who saw a 67 percent rise in reported crimes since 2014. At least 5,818 hate crimes were reported in 2015 alone, with 257 reported crimes against Muslims. Most recently, at least 300 acts of intimidation or harassment have been reported since Election Day, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Below are just 20 horrific acts of violence and intimidation carried out against minorities in the days since Trump's victory.
1. "Make America White Again" vandalism was found on a public recreation site in New York:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an immediate investigation into the graffiti, which included a swastika symbol.
2. A Muslim high school student in Virginia was targeted for her appearance:
"I've been a victim of racism since the 9/11 attacks, but I can honestly say that since Trump started his campaign, I've encountered discrimination at a much larger rate," Numa Rehmani, who was born in Pakistan, told International Business Times. " The alarming number of his voters that support him for racist, sexist, xenophobic, and homophobic reasons, still needs to be addressed. I believe that we can fight hate with overwhelming amounts of love and compassion. Violence will never be the answer, so we have to channel our anger and frustration towards something that spreads the power of love."
3. Racist, pro-Trump graffiti was painted on a high school bathroom in Minnesota:
Maple Grove Senior high school’s bathroom displayed vandalism demanding minorities "Go back to Africa" with hashtags including #WhitesOnly and #WhiteAmerica.
4. Anti-Black Lives Matter graffiti appeared in North Carolina:
Crews were forced to remove vandalism near sidewalks in North Carolina the Thursday after the presidential election that read: "Black Lives don’t matter and neither does your votes."
5. Middle school students targeted minorities with taunting chants in Michigan:
The students began shouting "build that wall!" toward minority-students during a lunch period at a middle school.
6. A Trump supporter vandalized a car parked in a driveway with racist vitriol in Tennessee:
The victim posted a video on Twitter showing his car’s front windshield with the word "n-----" written in graffiti along with "TRUMP."
7. White students chanted racist, anti-Semitic cries during school hours in Pennsylvania:
New York Daily News' Shaun King reported a group of white students began the chant "Cotton Picker, You're a N------, Heil Hitler."
8. A Muslim woman was physically assaulted in New York City:
A passenger attempted to remove the woman’s hijab while shouting she "take that disgusting piece of cloth off."
9. A Muslim prayer room at New York University was vandalized by Trump supporters immediately after the election:
Though the graffiti found on the entrance of the religious service room in NYU only read "TRUMP!" the signage was seen as intimidation by Muslims across the college campus.
10. A Muslim student was threatened with a knife near her school in Illinois:
"Unless Donald Trump takes extreme and considerable measures to curb the Islamophobia he inflamed, I don't think the rate of anti-Muslim violence and hate crimes will dwindle down anytime soon," Sarah A. Harvard, whose friend had a knife pulled on her on her way to school, told IBT.
11. Intimidation against Muslims prompted women to go without a hijab:
Muslim women have stopped wearing their hijabs out of fear of retaliation.
12. Students charged through a college campus screaming racial epithets in North Carolina:
A number of students "charged" through the south campus of Wake Forest University screaming racial slurs including the "n" word immediately after the presidential election outcome was announced.
13. A pro-KKK message appeared on a wall at a school in Florida:
The vulgar message read: "Yall black people better start picking," and "Go Trump 2016."
14. Trump supporters hurled offensive rhetoric toward Chinese-American citizen in New York:
The rally was celebrating Trump’s presidential victory when supporters shouted at the American citizen to return to her country, calling her a "chink."
15. Trump supporters intimidated minority students at Babson College in Massachusetts:
Two Trump supporters and Babson College students parked outside of housing for students of African descent after chanting pro-Trump remarks across the campus, spitting at a student who asked them to leave the site.
16. Kindergarten students taunted their Mexican peers in Utah:
The children were claiming to have voted for Trump and informing a Hispanic student he’d be deported, according to a father dropping off his son to school.
17. A man at the DMV office hurled insults toward Hispanic woman waiting in line in California:
The Trump supporter said he was glad the real estate magnate was elected as the next president before shouting for the woman in front of him to "get the hell out of here and go back to your country."
18. A black veteran had his meal taken after being targeted by a Trump supporter in Texas:
The Trump supporter told management at Chili’s the American veteran didn’t deserve his free meal on Veterans Day since he was "not a real soldier."
19. Reporters received anti-Semitic and unusual threats in wake of the election:
New York Times’ Maggie Haberman had her home address posted online just before pages of anti-Semitism propaganda and threatening warnings against her religion were found in her mailbox.
20. Minorities saw a surge in anti-immigrant rhetoric immediately after Trump’s win: