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There Have Now Been More Than 400 Racist Incidents in the U.S. Since Election Day

Most of the incidents were characterized as “anti-immigrant”

Racist incidents in the U.S. have continued to surge since Election Day, according to the latest tally by a national civil rights organization.

The number of reported hate crimes has doubled between Nov. 11 and Nov. 14, jumping from more than 200 to more than 400 incidents, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday.

Most of the acts of hateful intimidation and harassment—all of which were pulled from news reports, social media and submissions to the group—were characterized as “anti-immigrant” and took place either at businesses or schools.

The SPLC said many of the incidents involved direct references to President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric and proposals.

Earlier this week, the FBI released new federal data that show a spike in hate crimes against Muslims and black people from 2014 to 2015.

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