Schools in New York State will now be allowed to teach their students about the significance of hate symbols.
A new bill passed by the New York State Senate (S6648) says that students in grades 6 to 12 will now be taught about swastikas and nooses in an effort to further educate and prevent hate crimes. The bill was introduced by Ted Kaminsky (D)
In 2019 of all the hate crimes logged in New York City, over 50% were antisemitic in nature according to the FBI.
An opponent of the Bill, the American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD) is urging the New York Senate to differentiate between Indian Swastika and the Nazi Hakenkreuz claiming the bill would promote “Hinduphobia”.