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President Biden condemns white supremacy, DOJ steps up efforts to prosecute hate crimes

President Joe Biden condemned white supremacy and violence during a White House summit on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
President Joe Biden condemned white supremacy and violence during a White House summit on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.

President Joe Biden issued another strong message denouncing white supremacy during a special White House summit on Thursday.

“White supremacy and all forms of hate fueled by violence have no place in America,” Biden said. “Too much hate that’s fueled extremist violence that’s been allowed to fester and grow. As a result, our very own intelligence agencies have determined that domestic terrorism rooted in white supremacy is the greatest terrorist threat to our Homeland today,” he added.

Biden’s comments on the threat of white supremacy coincided with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announcement the Justice Department will tackle hate crimes at all 94 U.S. attorneys’ offices.

During Thursday’s speech, Biden also said he wants to end social media immunity.

Hate crimes in the United States reached a record high 2020, the latest available data, according to the FBI. Several states have issued more recent reports indicating an increase in hate crimes at against Black, Asians and LGBT people.

More about Biden’s condemnation of white supremacy can be found here.

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