Peace Center: Hate incidents are way up in the Delaware Valley

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 A car covered in racist graffiti in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Nassar

A car covered in racist graffiti in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Nassar

Hate crimes are up across the nation since the November preisdential election, and the Delaware Valley has seen its share of incidents lately. In Wilmington, Delaware, a car was vandalized on Wednesday with racist and anti-semetic graffiti. Police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.

A week ago in Middletown Township in Pennsylvania, some parents discovered racist graffiti scrawled across Herbert Hoover elementary school and nearby apartments. The graffiti included the use of the “N-word.”

These are just two examples of a larger trend. The Peace Center in Langhorne, Pa., has been following the numbers, and their director, The center’s executive director, Barbara Simmons, joined NewsWorks Tonight’s Mary Cummings-Jordan for an analysis.

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