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We are working with ProPublica to document hate incidents. Here’s how you can help.

With anti-Semitic incidents being reported in even greater numbers around the world, some leading to deadly violence, J. is joining forces with the nonprofit ProPublica to document and report on cases of hate and bias in Northern California.

Documenting Hate” is a project of the public-interest investigative news organization, which collects data on national hate crimes and incidents of prejudice from local law enforcement, nonprofits and social media, and provides newsrooms with information to help them dig deeper.

Members of the public can play their part, too. Anyone who witnesses or is the victim of a hate crime or bias of any kind, or has seen anything of concern, can alert J. and ProPublica by filling out a form on J.’s website. There is no time limit on reporting incidents. The data won’t be shared with law enforcement, but it will give J., ProPublica and partner newsrooms a better picture of the state of bias in the U.S.

Whether it’s swastikas found in a park in San Francisco or scrawled on a student locker at an East Bay high school, graffiti in Tiburon or anti-Semitic texts in Alameda, J. is committed to covering — and uncovering — local incidents. With the help of our readers and ProPublica, we will keep an eye on how hate and anti-Semitism affects communities and how it can be combated.


Click here to report an incident, or fill out the form below:

Maya Mirsky
Maya Mirsky

Maya Mirsky is a J. Staff Writer based in Oakland.