In the wake of one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in history, reports of escalating violence, bigotry, and hate crimes have abounded. Yet there is no way to know for sure if these acts are increasing. No reliable national data on hate crimes exist, and no government agency is documenting lower-level incidents of harassment and intimidation.
That’s why The Boston Globe is joining a national coalition of media outlets and other organizations in Documenting Hate, a project led by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom, that will collect and verify these reports. If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate. The information you submit in the form below will remain confidential.
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