At OAG, we believe that challenging biased attitudes and behaviors in ourselves, others, institutions, and systems, can help to interrupt bias before it escalates and stop discrimination, hate, and bias-motivated violence from flourishing. To that end, and through AG Racine’s 2021 NAAG Presidential initiative, we embarked on a year-long inquiry into hate. Each quarter built upon different themes of hate—including understanding it, preventing it, and dismantling its legacy. My presidential term may be over — but my work against hate will continue until my last breath.

Read about AG Racine's year long trial against hate on Medium and email PeopleVHate@dc.gov for specific questions about our work to counter hate.

Take 30 Events

  • April 23, 2021 – Hate in the Homeland: Understanding the Threat of Domestic Extremism with American University’s Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss (Video)
  • December 18, 2020 – Unifying in the Aftermath of Hate with DC’s Metropolitan AME Church Pastor, William H. Reverend Lamar IV (Video)
  • September 25, 2020 – Taking a Stand Against Bullying, Harassment, and Hate with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and Hollaback (Video)
  • July 31, 2020 – OAG’s High School Advisory Take 30 Takeover on Combating Hate (Video)
  • May 22, 2020 – Combating Hate and Extremism with Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and AG William Tong and the Anti-Defamation League (Video)

Programs

  • May 4, 2021 – A Community United: A National Convening Against Anti-AAPI Hate (AGA, Video)
  • April 14, 2021 – Spring Forum: The Rise of Hate and Its Deadly Consequences (NAAG, Video)
  • April 8, 2021 – Hate and the Internet: Addressing Online Hate and Section 230 (AGA, Video)
  • April 1, 2021 – Empowering Youth and Youth Educators to Counter Hate (OAG, Video)
  • March 26, 2021 – Are Citizen Militias Protected by the Constitution? (NAAG, Video)
  • March 19, 2021 – Addressing the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate with Attorneys General Herring, Tong, and Racine (Video)
  • February 25, 2021 – State of Hate in America: A Black History Month Fireside Chat (NAAG, Video)
  • November 9, 2020 – Artists v. Hate Program Launch (OAG, Video)

Press

  • April 29, 2021 – Article: Antisemitic incidents historically high in DMV despite slight national decline (WUSA9)
  • April 6, 2021 – Podcast: Combatting Incel Violence (NAAG) 
  • March 19, 2021 – Article: Three Attorneys General discuss rise of anti-Asian hate and violence (NBC12)
  • December 29, 2020 – Article: America has a hate problem. Facebook and Google are part of it, D.C.’s top attorney says (Politico)
  • December 23, 2020 – Article: The People vs. Hate (The Atlantic)
  • December 16, 2020 – Article: Racine Elected to Lead Attorneys General (Washington Informer)
  • November 27, 2020 – Article: After taking on Trump, D.C. attorney general turns focus to hate and extremism (Washington Post)
  • August 28, 2020 – Op-Ed: Welcome to the New Civil Rights Era (Washington Post)
  • June 1, 2020 – Op-Ed: Leaders Must Step Up to Fight Hate (The Hill)

Local and National Legislative and Advocacy Efforts

WIN: Passage of the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act

  • May 18, 2021 – Congress Passes the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act (Statement)
  • April 13, 2021 – Bipartisan Coalition of 35 AGs Calling on Congress to Pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act (Letter)

WIN: Passage of Legislation to Enforce the District’s Hate Crimes

  • December 15, 2020 – AG Racine’s Statement on Council’s Passes of Civil Rights Legislation (Statement)
  • March 3, 2020 – OAG’s Testimony on Hate Crime Civil Enforcement Clarification Amendment Act of 2019 (Text)
  • February 19, 2020 – OAG’s Testimony on Attorney General Civil Rights Enforcement Clarification Amendment Act of 2019 (Text)
  • October 23, 2019 – OAG’s Testimony on Hate Crimes in the District of Columbia and the Failure to Prosecute by the United States Attorney’s Office (Text)

ACTION: Responding to the Violent Attack on the U.S. Capitol

  • March 21, 2021 – Statement for the Record: Hearing on State and Local Responses to Domestic Terrorism: Attack on the US Capitol and Beyond (Statement )
  • January 16, 2021 – Facebook Halts Weapon Accessory Ads (Post)
  • January 15, 2021 – AG Racine Urges Facebook to Halt Weapon Accessory Advertisements Amid Heightened Threats Ahead of Inauguration (Letter)
  • January 12, 2021 – AG Racine Leads Bipartisan Coalition of 50 Attorneys General Condemning Violent Attack on U.S. Capitol (Letter)

ACTION: Responding to Growing Presence of Hate & Disinformation Online

  • August 5, 2020 AG Racine Leads 20-State Coalition Urging Facebook to Aggressively Combat the Spread of Hate and Disinformation Online (Letter)