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.