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The Politics of Hate 0

In the Guardian, Paul Harris considers the apparent increase in violence against gay men. I say apparent because, although there have been some high-profile incidents in the news, the statistics aren’t in as to whether the it’s the quantity or the reportage that has increased.

Rosie Swash muses on the relationship amongst hate, homophobia, and hard times. A nugget:

But it was a different comment that stayed with me about this vile incident. “The tenor of hatred and bigotry seems to be rising right now,” said New York governor David Paterson, on CNN, “as it often does in the midst of a recession and economic downturn… people’s angers are fulminating themselves in the wrong direction.”


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