Donald Trump was elected president of the United States on November 8th, a surprising victory that had an unwanted, if not unforseen, side effect: the number of hate crimes — including violence and harassment — escalated in the days that followed the election.
Ushahidi, a crisis tracking startup from Nairobi, partnered with writer and activist Shaun King and other key people to “gather, sort, verify, and publish the many reports of hate crimes” coming in from various regions of the country.
The startup went through 800 reports in the 10 days following the election.
“After this sorting, we have now published over 300 reports of violence, hate speech, and harassment taking place in the past 10 days across the USA,” Ushahidi. “There are 148 reports of hate speech or threats, 44 harassment, 80 of violence. They cover the country, with large numbers in locations with large populations such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. There are also a number in Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and throughout the rust belt.”
President-elect Trump was quick to complain about Mike Pence being “harassed” in the theater by the cast of Hamilton a few days ago, but he’s yet to address any of these other harassment reports that Ushahidi is tracking.
A map showing the incidents logged by Ushahidi is available below.