The MTA has just launched their 'Hate Has No Place In Our Transportation System' campaign today to help combat hate crimes on the subways. ‘Hate Has No Place in Our Transportation System’‘Hate Has No Place in Our Transportation System’‘Hate Has No Place in Our Transportation System’‘Hate Has No Place in Our Transportation System’‘Hate Has No Place in Our Transportation System’
Throughout the NYC subways you will now see messages promoting kindness, respect and solidarity. It will appear on over 4,000 screens on the NYC subways, 2,600 screens on buses and 550 screens on commuter railroads. Not only do the ads promote kindness, they also include the next steps that can be taken if you fall victim to a hate crime. It says, “To report bias-motivated threats, harassment, discrimination, or graffiti, call 1-888-392-3644 or text ‘HATE’ to 81336. To report a crime in progress, tell an MTA employee or police officer or call 911 immediately."
An Instagram photo promoting the campaign posted by MTA on Monday reads,
Solidarity. Respect. Kindness.
A message that is being carried on more than 4,000 digital screens across the subway, 2,600 screens on buses, and 550 screens at@mtalirrand@mtametronorthstations. Last year, 75 hate crimes occurred in the transit system, a 42% rise from the previous year. This campaign reminds everyone to take care of each other, because New York rides together. ^MH
“New York is built on diversity, openness and inclusion,” said (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye. “Every New Yorker should be able to travel free of harassment and feel safe while riding with the MTA. We want to do what we can to put a halt to these despicable crimes. We hope that our campaign will not only help reduce bias activity but will remind everyone of the core New York values of kindness, respect and solidarity.”