'American Hate' is on the Rise and Survivors are Speaking Out

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The names of the victims are displayed at a memorial on October 28, 2018 outside the Tree of Life synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Hate crimes rose 17 percent in 2017, with anti-Semitic crimes increasing 37 percent, according to a new FBI report. While statistics are important in highlighting a disturbing upward trend, they don't capture the stories or voices of the victims. Activist and lawyer Arjun Singh Sethi's new book, "American Hate: Survivors Speak Out," re-centers the conversation around those most impacted by hate crimes. Forum talks with Sethi about how communities are responding to them, what he learned from talking to victims and how to make sense of the FBI's latest report.

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Arjun Sethi, adjunct professor of law; Vanderbilt University Law School; author, "American Hate: Survivors Speak Out"

Karen Sakata, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools

Rami Jabara, brother of Khalid Jabara who was killed in 2016