Definitions

HateBrakers are victims, witnesses, and perpetrators who put a stop to the predictable cycle of hate-breeds-hate instead of becoming haters themselves.

HateBrakers (.org) spotlights HateBrakers and their unique recoveries from violence, bullying, racism, revenge, scape-goating and other aggressive acts. We call this ‘Hitting the Brakes on Hate,’ and we celebrate the leadership and heroism of these individuals.

HateBraker

  • Hate:(v.) a deep dislike or resentment that may involve cruelty and violence

  • Braker (v.) a person who halts, slows, or restrains

  • HateBraker(n.) a person who is not perilously defined by an act of hate; (v.) hatebraking

Hate-Breeds-Hate // Cycle

  • Hate-Breeds-Hate (v.) to continue perpetuating or promoting acts of hate through aggression or retaliation

  • Cycle (n.) a complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated.

 

ROLES IN THE CYCLE OF HATE-BREEDS HATE

Victim // Target

  • Victim (n.) a person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action or agency

  • Target (n.) an object of abuse, scorn

 

Witness // Bystander

  • Witness (n.) an individual who, being present, personally sees or perceives a thing; a beholder, spectator, or eyewitness

  • Bystander (n.) a person present but not involved; chance spectator; onlooker.

 

Perpetrator // Instigator

  • Perpetrator (n.) a person who perpetrates, or commits, an illegal, criminal, or evil act

  • Instigator (n.) a person who urges, provokes, or incites some action or course

 

ACTS OF HATE

Acts of hate are, but not limited to: bullying, scapegoating, by-standing, micro aggression, violence, revenge. murder, genocide, etc.