Top 10 Moments of Hate of 2019

Source: ADL

Hate-fueled mass shootings horrifyingly make up half of our 2019 Top Ten Incidents of Hate List. Three of the shootings took place in houses of worship: two synagogues, and two mosques. One of those shootings was on the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. Three perpetrators were white supremacists, two are believed to have ties to an antisemitic sect of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement. Two shootings were overseas, three of them spanned both coasts of the U.S. Hate spread across the political, racial, economic, and international divide. At ADL, it is our business to track hate, so as the year comes to a close, we take a moment to look back at some of the most heinous incidents that remain in our hearts and minds from the past year.

An alleged white supremacist drove more than 11 hours through Texas to kill Hispanics at an El Paso Walmart, telling police as he surrendered that he planned the rampage with the intention of targeting Mexicans. Less than 20 minutes before the massacre began, the suspected shooter is believed to have posted a racist, anti-immigrant screed to 8chan, a website popular among white supremacists. The shooting left 22 people dead and injured 26 others. The Department of Justice labeled the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism, and ADL’s Center on Extremism noted the shooting was the deadliest white supremacist attack in the U.S. in more than 50 years.