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’80 Percent Of Hate Crimes Are Committed Against Heterosexuals’ New Group Claims

by David Badash on December 4, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,News

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A new Facebook group, Heterosexual Awareness Month, is touting a new claim, that “nearly 80% of hate crimes are committed against heterosexual people.” The claim is entirely unsubstantiated, and the Facebook group, which The New Civil Rights Movement began profiling yesterday, is small, but growing quickly.

READ: Yes, This Exists: Heterosexual Awareness Month.

Claiming there is a “straight bashing outbreak,” the charge doesn’t even mention LGBTQ people — and doesn’t have to.

And many victims of hate crimes are heterosexuals — since many hate crimes are against people based on their religion, or their ethnicity. So, that “straight bashing outbreak” is being committed mostly by, straight people.

And if this claim were true, since LGBT people are an estimated four percent of the population, this would mean we’re five times more likely to be victims of hate crimes. Of course, this group’s numbers are undocumented, so the entire exercise is a farce.

And, of course, few if any take this group seriously, but it is an opportunity for the virulently anti-gay to feel anchored in their homophobia and hate.

Juvenile. Cowardly. Disgusting. But this exists, and it is a catalyst for hate to grow.

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{ 3 comments }

Goose09 December 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

I know this isn't supposed to be funny, but I literally burst into laughter when I read this page. Illusory correlations abound!!! But then again, this is the kind of stuff the uneducated world thrives on(i.e. Fox News)

lauraleeauthor December 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Heterosexuals need an awareness month? Anyone not aware of heterosexuals??

InvokeRights December 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

They exist?! We must abolish them! They are the devil's work and must repent!

Nah, we know they exist. Question is, do we care?

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