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Some may ask why it’s necessary to continue to push for a hate crime law in South Carolina.

Well, our state’s lack of hate crime protections has become a topic of conversation recently thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement’s efforts to force a majority of the population to re-examine the failings of our justice system — and the implicit biases and prejudices that are stitched into every fiber of our social fabric.

And while there are plenty of other reforms to debate and possibly implement, passing a hate crime bill in South Carolina seems like the easiest place to start.

It is a simple gesture that is long overdue in our state.

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