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Welcome to Right To Be’s
Hate and Hope Tracker!

Here, you can document harassment online, in the media, or in your own personal life. You’ll also find ways to document moments of bystander intervention and support others experiencing harassment.

We collect all types of stories of harassment and hope, and as we move through the 2024 US Election, we want to shine a light on election-related hate and harassment.

Stories of harassment

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Yesterday I was walking to my favorite cafe downtown as I always do on my lunch break (it's my favorite part of the day) when I saw two dudes walking my way. Usually when I...
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Jun 19, 2024

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USA TODAY Opinion COlumn: "Every time we are confronted by rising hate, we must face it head on. We must name it. We must remember our history, be clear about our values an...
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Jun 18, 2024

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By KGW. "The legislation reportedly closed a loop hole in the state's current law by redefining the hate crime statute to include destruction and vandalism of public proper...
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Jun 18, 2024

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By NBC. "1 in 5 Asian Americans in New York City reported experiencing physical attacks or assault in 2023, according to a study by the Asian American Foundation. Half of t...
Anonymous User

Jun 18, 2024

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I was working on this committee for a holiday festival we were throwing. I was one of 2 members of color on the team, the only Latino, and one, if not the youngest on the t...
Anonymous User

Jun 18, 2024

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By CNN. "SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk were sued on Wednesday by former employees who claim they were illegally fired for raising concerns about gender discrimination and sexual...
Anonymous User

Jun 17, 2024

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Platform impact

Research has shown that when people tell their stories on our site, they feel validated and see their experiences as part of a larger injustice. A program evaluation of our platform also revealed that our users appreciated connecting with others who could empathize with their experiences and understand the impacts of harassment.

In response to the recent rise of hate in the U.S., we have expanded our storytelling platform to create the Hate and Hope Tracker to track the trajectory of hate and hope throughout the 2024 election.

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17 years

of building the power of those affected by harassment

32,000+

stories of harassment received through Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!)

10,220

actions of support taken on the platform
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Ways you can support?

Allyship and community support is a proven way to combat the effects of harassment. On our platform, you can read people's stories and click an anonymous "I've Got Your Back" button to show them they aren't alone. You can also sign up to provide direct and meaningful support to those experiencing online harassment. You will receive help requests and will be able to send supportive comments or help report and document online abuse.

Platform

About the platform

Right To Be's Hate and Hope tracker is a safe space to share your stories of harassment and bystander intervention, get support, and help others experiencing abuse or disrespect. As we move into the 2024 election season in the United States and already see spikes in hate, we want to collect all types of stories of harassment and hope and allow people to submit media stories on disinformation, hate, and harmful speech. Your story helps us raise awareness and show legislators the realities and impacts of harassment. Share your story now to stand up against hate and reclaim our right to be who we are.

Sharing your story on our platform is also proven to reduce trauma for you - and it helps others too, by letting them know they are not alone.

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Responding to Harassment

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Responding to Public Harassment

Our research shows that having some response to public harassment reduces its emotional impact. If you're looking for ideas, we're here to help you out.

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The 5 Ds of Bystander Intervention

When we intervene, we slowly chip away at the culture of harassment, and replace it with one of humanity.

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Healing from Harassment

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Healing and Getting Closure After Harassment at Work

Closure will ultimately come when you truly internalize the fact that the harassment you experienced wasn't your fault.

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Resilience in the Face of Crisis

Our goal is to support you in holding space for yourself and making active choices about how you respond to stress and trauma.

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Become a member of the platform

We welcome folks experiencing any form of harassment to share their stories on our platform. If you want to share your online harassment stories or want to support people being harassed online, you'll need to register.

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