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Hatewatch Headlines 9/19/2018

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:23
Study examines far right’s spread on YouTube; Military contractor imposed apartheid at base; Census question on citizenship’s origins questioned; and more.

Annual Eagle Council honors Phyllis Schlafly with three days of far-right conspiracy theories

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:06
Right-wing speakers, activists and politicians convened in St. Louis on September 14-16 for the 47th annual “Eagle Council.”

The strange alliance between Russian Orthodox monarchists, American Christian Evangelicals and European fascists

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:56
A former French militia leader who prepared youth for an impending religious war, the son of an Italian fascist, a Bilderberg-going cardinal, an aspiring king and the Italian deputy prime minister … welcome to the strange universe of the World Congress of Families.

SPLC report: Racial profiling in law enforcement is widespread across Louisiana

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:34
Evidence suggests that racial profiling – the unconstitutional practice of law enforcement that targets people because of their skin color – is widespread in Louisiana, according to a report the SPLC released today.

SPLC: Alabama’s prison system violated court order to increase mental health staffing

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:23
The SPLC will argue in court today that the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) violated a federal court order to provide more mental health workers for people who are incarcerated in the state’s prison system.

Is that an OK sign? A white power symbol? Or just a right-wing troll?

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 23:41
From its adoption first by white nationalists, and then by 4chan trolls intent on ‘triggering the libs,’ the well-known hand signal’s use points to deeper concerns.

Hatewatch Headlines 9/18/2018

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:40
U.S.’s refugee limit cut to lowest level on record, again; Inside a ‘Davos for Fascists’ in St. Louis; Christian nationalists in Moldova say they’re not extremist; and more.

Twitter bars League of the South head Michael Hill, who immediately creates a new online identity

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:55
In what has become a game of racist whack-a-mole, Twitter has barred the head of the neo-Confederate League of the South, Michael Hill. Hill quickly reupped on the platform with a new account.

SPLC, Rock the Vote launch voter education class

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:27
The SPLC and Rock the Vote – a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to building the political power of young people – today launched a class designed to teach high school students the importance of voting.

5 things you need to know about one of the anti-LGBT movement's biggest events: the 'Values Voter Summit'

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:54
One of the most powerful anti-LGBT hate groups, the Family Research Council (FRC), is getting ready for its annual gathering in the nation’s capital.

Hatewatch Headlines 9/17/2018

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 18:58
Sessions might OK investigating social media giants; the Christian Right allies with Putin’s Russia; Bannon creates a furor in London over remarks; and more.

SPLC joins Alabama civil rights groups in urging Sens. Jones and Shelby to vote against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:31
The SPLC is among 10 Alabama civil rights organizations that strongly urged U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby and Doug Jones today to vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Assault leads to more prison time for Oregon racist "fixture"

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:05
A long-time neo-Nazi described as a “fixture in Oregon’s white nationalist movement” now faces two more years in prison for assaulting an associate.

Daily Caller News Foundation reporter cancels scheduled appearance at influential white nationalist gathering

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:47
After the SPLC contacted Neil Patel, co-founder with Tucker Carlson of the right-wing tabloid the Daily Caller, a Daily Caller News Foundation reporter will no longer be attending the upcoming conference of an SPLC-designated white nationalist hate group known as the H.L. Mencken Club.

Teaching Tolerance magazine pays tribute to Matthew Shepard, 20 years after his death

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:27
Nearly 20 years after Matthew Shepard’s murder drew widespread attention to violence against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, many LGBTQ youth still do not feel safe in their schools and communities.

Weekend Read: “We go on electing politicians who heat the kettles of hate.”

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 06:34
Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley were getting ready for church in the basement ladies’ lounge when the bomb exploded.

Hatewatch Headlines 9/14/2018

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:08
Steve King is back at it with the bigotry; White nationalists talk of infiltrating GOP; Anatomy of a fearmongering lie about immigrants; and more.

Steve Bannon promotes 'populist' movement Down Under, stirs free-speech debate

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:43
Ex-Trump adviser's controversial interview with respected Australia Broadcasting reporter falls flat in providing factual context for his propaganda, stirring a free-speech debate in the Australian press and elsewhere. 

Bundy associate sentenced for Bunkerville conspiracy

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:35
Things could have ended much worse.

Alabama county unconstitutionally locks up poor people because they cannot afford bail, judge rules

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:09
People who were jailed simply because they could not afford bail in Cullman County, Alabama, won a significant victory today when a federal court judge ruled that the practice is unconstitutional.