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Social Justice Division

Annette M. Totten, Esq
Executive Director

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Annette M. Totten, Esq Executive Director of AAECF's Social Justice Division

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. - BLM Principles

Bias incidents are acts of conduct, speech, or expression that target individuals and groups based on color, age. citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

According to Title Y, New York State Hate Crime Act 2000, Article 485 of the New York State Penal Law (

Criminal acts involving violence, intimidation, and destruction of property based upon bias and prejudice are commonly referred to as "hate crimes." As written in article 485 of the New York Penal Law, hate crimes are defined as those crimes where victims are intentionally selected, in whole or in part, because of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation

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Article by: Jeffrey M. Wice, Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow at New York Law School 

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