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Costly Hate

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:58
​What should have been a joyful day at a family wedding for Joel Vangheluwe and his dad, Jerome, turned into a nightmare.

'I told you it was going to happen'

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:29
When the violent and deadly melee at an Ohio prison had ended, John C. Stojetz had one thing to say to a corrections officer.

WCS'18 features far-right speakers alongside establishment pols

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 06:44
The Western Conservative Summit (WCS), held annually in Denver and billed as “the largest gathering of conservatives outside of Washington, D.C.,” kicks off Friday with a slate of scheduled speakers that highlights both veteran rhetorical hardliners and members of the new generation of far-right social media propagandists.

Hatewatch Headlines 6/7/2018

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:34
Trump’s dangerous conspiracy-theory loop;  Neo-Nazi candidate thinks he actually came in first; and more.

Mississippi Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in SPLC lawsuit against education budget cuts

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:36
The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a lawsuit alleging that the state executive branch, including Gov. Phil Bryant, violated the state constitution by cutting the 2017 budget.

Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys roll into Portland ready for a fight

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:10
On Sunday evening, Republican U.S.  Senate candidate Joey Gibson — who has long insisted that his Patriot Prayer organization’s rallies are simply a celebration of “freedom and God” — dropped the pretense: they were ready to fight. 

Hatewatch Headlines 6/6/2018

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:44
Trump awakens Americans’ anti-democratic side; Memes study reveals hate speech’s trail; Homan wants ICE immune from attacks; and more.

Anti-Muslim roundup: 6/5/18

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:14
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-Muslim organizations. Anti-Muslim hate groups are designated with an asterisk (*).

Hatewatch Headlines 6/5/2018

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:11
Sen. Merkley says detained children are in cages; Fear of minority status fuels welfare hostility; Alt-right is manipulating Disqus; and more.

Racially incendiary Russian ads apparently had their intended effect

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:19
Facebook accounts with Russian ties not only sowed racial and cultural division, but their ads preceded spikes in hate crimes.

Fox News’ Sean Hannity to receive award from anti-Muslim think tank Center for Security Policy

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:27
On June 14, the anti-Muslim hate group Center for Security Policy (CSP) will hold its annual Freedom Flame Award Dinner in New York City. This year’s “Freedom Flame” recipient is right-wing media personality Sean Hannity.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director to speak at hate group event tomorrow

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:37
ICE deputy director Thomas Homan will be at the National Press Club on Tuesday morning to participate in an event hosted by the anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Hatewatch Headlines 6/4/2018

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 20:22
The housewives of white supremacy; White driver boasts of killing black man; Immigrants’ domestic-violence reports suddenly dropped; and more.

'Free Tommy!' UK provocateur's arrest creates latest 'free speech' martyr

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:06
Well-known British 'Identitarian' in prison for violating court-ordered blackout, igniting protests, conspiracy theories, and 'alt lite' censorship complaints.

In letter to Amazon, Alliance Defending Freedom cited white nationalist writer who once promoted "gay germ" theory

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:42
On Thursday, May 3, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a letter to Amazon after the company dropped the organization from its Amazon Smile program, which facilitates a small donation directly from the company to a charity of a customer’s choice.

Dinesh D’Souza pardoned Donald Trump’s racism before Trump pardoned his crime

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:20
Conservative pundit and author Dinesh D’Souza is not a birther. He has acknowledged, against the tide of some of his conspiracy-loving peers, that Barack Obama was born a U.S. citizen.

Hatewatch Headlines 6/1/2018

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:43
A look at the white nationalists seeking office; Rise of racism fuels free-speech fight; How Donald Trump normalizes racism; and more.

Public officials became crime victims in antigovernment terrorism

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:33
Public officials in Colorado — including prosecutors, judges and sheriffs — found themselves in the unique position of being crime victims during a barrage of criminal activity by a group of antigovernment sovereign citizens.

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