May 01, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
Here's yet another video.
http://ag.ca.gov/publications/civilrights/reportingHC.pdfSeveral people spoke to the Commission about gays, lesbians, and transgendered people refusing to report hate crimes because of the fear of having their sexual orientation or gender identity exposed. They also expressed their fear of repercussions at work, at school and from neighbors. In one case, the Commission heard about a gay man who was robbed and severely beaten but did not report the incident to the police because he feared his children would be harassed if his sexual orientation became known. He chose instead to report the incident to the county’s hate crime prevention network. Representatives of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, which received a grant from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations to conduct outreach, reported that it discovered a sizeable number of people who had not reported hate crimes for similar reasons.A comprehensive article by the HRC
http://www.hrc.org/issues/hate_crimes/4860.htmSadly, statistics only give a glimpse of the problem. It is widely recognized that violent crimes on the basis of sexual orientation often go unreported due to fear and stigmatization. A Department of Justice report released in October 2001 confirms that bias motivated crimes are under-reported; that a disproportionately high percentage of both victims and perpetrators of these violent crimes are young people under 25 years of age; and that only 20 percent of reported hate crimes result in arrest.
2007 National School Climate Survey: Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT Students HarassedThe survey of 6,209 middle and high school students found that nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students (86.2%) experienced harassment at school in the past year, three-fifths (60.8%) felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation and about a third (32.7%) skipped a day of school in the past month because of feeling unsafe.
Squarejaw said I ultimately decided against it (this time at least) because I didn't want to lengthen the video and there was so much that TVC got concretely and indisputably and quantifiably wrong that I decided to stick with that.I agree, your intended focus on the deceptiveness was good. If you got any more complicated that would merit something more like an article.