During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw more people of Asian descent targeted for their race, because the attackers believe that "Asians caused the virus".
We also saw other types of hate crimes happening around the United States: attacks on synagogues, mosques, LGBTQ+ people, and sadly more.
We created STOP THE HATE in order to do just that: stop hate crimes and call attention to them quickly if they do happen.
What it does
It provides 2019's hate crime data across the United States (the source we got the data from did not have 2020 yet), a (not accurate with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic) prediction of future hate crimes for 2020 and on using past years' hate crime data, and three forms for reporting hate crimes, requesting help, and volunteering.
How we built it
We used the platform Tableau to analyze our data, sort them, and make infographics.
Challenges we ran into
Bootstrap was a wild thing to figure out; our CSS was messed up and we didn't understand why, until we realized that it was Bootstrap who was overriding our styling. So, we created our entire website WITHOUT it :)
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of how much we got done in one day between the two of us!
What we learned
We learned that Bootstrap is slightly villainous.
What's next for STOP THE HATE
We are aiming to add databasing to the website so that all of the data from the forms can be saved to the cloud.
We also want to create a login page for members of STOP THE HATE to easily access behind-the-scene info.
We hope to be able to release our project to the world and officially join the fight against hate crimes in the future.
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