Racially-motivated hate crimes occur frequently in the U.S., and sufferings of the civil rights activists in the nation have aroused attention, Human Rights Record of the U.S. in 2011 released by China on Friday said.
Citing an FBI report, the report issued by the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China said 6,628 hate crime incidents were reported in 2010.
Out of this 2,201 were against African Americans, 534 against Hispanics, and 575 against whites.
Among the cases, 47.3 per cent of them were motivated by racial bias, 20 per cent by religion, and 12.8 per cent by ethnicity/national origin.
According to a report released by the Centre for American Progress in August, 2011, seven American charitable groups, over the past decade, had spent $42.6 million on inciting hatred against Islamic communities, said the document.
The report also mentioned the status of civil rights activists in the U.S., who oppose racial discriminations saying the sufferings of the activists "arouse attention."
Citing report carried by The Huffington Post, it said, Catrina Wallace, a civil rights activist in Jena, Louisiana, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by authorities only based on a drug dealer's accusation.
According to The Huffington Post, Wallace had previously taken part in organising a 50,000-man protest against racial discrimination that won freedom for six black high school students.
The article said the sentence was a "revenge taken by authorities on Wallace's human rights activism." (Xinhua/NAN)