Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

In Expanding the Influence of Organized Hate, Levin &amp.&nbsp.Nolan explain how hate spread despite the statuses of the perpetrators (37). The hate spread form the Church to schools. With the use of the internet, it was possible to spread hate and influence many people towards embracing racist and anti-Semitic feelings (Levin &amp.&nbsp.Nolan 37).
The internet transformed hate crimes as even the children with access to computers were able to access hate websites, a good example that of Matthew Hale’s organization (Levin &amp.&nbsp.Nolan 37). Upon logging to the internet lots of lonely racists in small and remote towns create a chain of friends with similar opinions (Levin &amp.&nbsp.Nolan 37). This explains why hate websites have a strong influence on the youth of America. The same sentiments are shared by Citron and Altschiller who focus on the increase of the crimes thanks to the internet (37, 148).
Cultural standards are not always the source of hate since hate can also emanate from within a person. This can be evidenced by the White Supremacists, the bigotry sympathizers and the spectators who also help perpetuate hate and violence through other means such as psychological support, that do not touch on culture (Levin &amp.&nbsp.Nolan 28-56).