Blue state racists?
From Dean Barnett, a note about a blogger who provided info on this post on race-based hate crimes. The worst offenders are in blue states and the fewest such crimes are in deep south red ones:
For some time now the FBI has been tracking hate crimes. These are broken down by state and type of offense. If we look at racially-motivated hate crimes, we see something, well, that goes against the conventional wisdom. According to the 2004 statistics, the top four states for race-based hate crimes are:
That is a bit of a surprise, isn’t it? Let’s look at the bottom four states for race-based hate crimes. They are: