The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC celebrates its first anniversary this week.

It took a century to get it built - a salute to the history, culture and achievements of America's almost 40 million black people.

Fittingly, it was the Obamas who opened it along with George W Bush, who had signed off on the project.

Its opening could have heralded a new era, a departure from the racism of the past.

But it hasn't.

In the past 12 months, the US has had perhaps its most divisive election, there's a new man in the White House and racist violence and hate crimes are on the rise.

So, what's behind this spike in hate crimes?

Presenter: Martine Dennis


Daryl Johnson - Author, Rightwing Resurgence

Day Gardener - President, National Black Pro-Life Union

Corey Saylor - Director, Department to Monitor & Combat Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Source: Al Jazeera News