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Differentiating Hate Crime and Hate Speech at the U

Differentiating Hate Crime and Hate Speech at the U

By Joseph A. Moss

October 18, 2019

At the University of Utah, there are multiple departments in place to prevent and address hate crimes and hate speech —  the  University Department of Public Safety, the Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of the Dean of Students. In the last four years, there have been a total of eight ...

Scott: Stealing Pride Flags is an Act of Hate

Scott: Stealing Pride Flags is an Act of Hate

By Elise Scott

June 24, 2019

  Throughout the month of June, pride flags have fluttered in front of many Utah homes and businesses, symbols of support for the LGBTQ community and celebration of its perseverance in an often-unfriendly world. Project Rainbow, a local nonprofit, delivers and plants these pride flags across the ...

Police Contact the Suspect of an Apparent Hate Crime Caught on Video

Police Contact the Suspect of an Apparent Hate Crime Caught on Video

By Christina Giardinelli

February 19, 2019

  Correction: a previous version of this article incorrectly stated that a senate bill amending hate crime passed the senate, the bill is still in the senate and will receive a committee hearing from the chamber on Thursday. The article has been updated to include this information. One wo...

Utah’s Hate-Crime Laws: A History of Contention and Failure to Result in Conviction

Utah’s Hate-Crime Laws: A History of Contention and Failure to Result in Conviction

By Christina Giardinelli

January 29, 2019

  On Nov. 22, 1988, Gordon Ray Church, a 28-year-old student at Southern Utah University was set to meet some friends for dinner before the students returned home for Thanksgiving but, as The Spectrum reported, the meeting never occurred. After Church stopped at a 7-Eleven to pick up ciga...

Barron: A Religious Supermajority is Dangerous

Barron: A Religious Supermajority is Dangerous

By Morgan Barron

January 26, 2019

  In the summer of 2017, a man took to Facebook to air his political grievances. While reminiscent of many Facebook feeds, this post was different. First, it was written by former state Senator Steve Urquhart, a Republican from Saint George who served 16 years in state legislature, and second, his ire was direc...

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