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SPLC working to restore voting rights to thousands disenfranchised by Jim Crow-era laws

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:21
An “I Voted” sticker stuck prominently to Jazmine Clay’s yellow T-shirt as she walked toward a pavilion in Birmingham’s Learning Tree Park, next to her polling place.

SPLC sues Trump administration over president’s asylum ban

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:19
The SPLC filed a federal lawsuit today against the Trump administration’s asylum ban, challenging an interim final rule that was issued yesterday and a presidential proclamation that President Trump signed this morning. 

Weekend Read: Long lines, broken machines, voter ID laws: Welcome to the neo-Jim Crow

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:11
Felon disenfranchisement was designed to “preserve the purity of the ballot box,” or in other words, the whiteness of the electorate. 

Hatewatch Headlines 11/9/2018

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 20:51
Infowars pipeline to the White House is alive; High-fatality shootings’ frequency rising; Conservative conservation’s dark history; and more.

SPLC: Trump administration’s proposed new asylum rule blatantly violates the law

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:58
The Trump administration’s announcement today that it will make migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry ineligible for asylum is both illegal and morally unconscionable. 

SPLC statement on appeals court ruling that blocks Trump’s efforts to end DACA

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:10
We are delighted that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recognized that Trump’s efforts to block the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would cause irreparable harm to some 700,000 young “Dreamers.”

Oregon sanctuary law survives hate groups' election campaign

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:11
Oregon retains its unique sanctuary law after voters on Tuesday emphatically rejected a statewide measure to repeal it. The law was targeted for elimination in a campaign financed and supported by anti-immigrant hate groups.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/8/2018

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 22:52
Voters punished Republicans for their racism; Trump rips black reporter’s ‘racist’ query; Governors can stop militias from massing on border; and more.

How did extremism fare in the U.S. Senate elections?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 18:25
The era of Donald Trump unleashed an onslaught of candidates for office who court hate and extremism. 

Midterm elections in Trump era bring high engagement from racists, extremists

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:17
When Donald Trump ran for president in 2016, racists, neo-Nazis and alt-right extremists embraced his candidacy with enthusiasm.

America rejects hate and rebukes Trump's white nationalist agenda

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:46
America spoke powerfully last night – rejecting the hate and the lies of President Trump and delivering a forceful rebuke to his white nationalist agenda.

The Sovereign Files 11/8/2018

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:02
In this month’s Sovereign Files, a Utah sovereign citizen has a standoff with police, a sovereign guru gets hard time, a man in Louisiana claims to have monkey blood in his possession and Ryan Bundy sues the U.S. Attorney General and four former members of the government.

Petition: Tell the new Congress to block Trump’s white nationalist agenda

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 06:43
Last night, Americans shifted the balance of power in the House of Representatives, creating a Democratic majority. The new Congress now holds the responsibility to take a stand for civil and human rights.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/7/2018

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:55
Time to declare war on domestic terrorism; CBP accused of voter intimidation; Oregon voters stand behind immigrant sanctuary law; and more.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/6/2018

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:40
Hate groups recruit gamers in chat spaces; Infowars videos, fans still live on Facebook; Military concerned about militia groups on border; and more.

Roundup of anti-LGBT events and activities 11/6/2018

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 14:11
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-LGBT organizations. Organizations listed as anti-LGBT hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

SPLC urges Trump administration to preserve measures that protect immigrant children from detention

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:53
Jenny Lisette Flores came to America at 15, fleeing civil war in El Salvador to find protection with family members in the U.S.

SPLC lawsuit: Family detained, searched in Mississippi because they ‘looked’ Latino

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 07:29
The Martinez family was traveling along a Mississippi highway – on their way to a vacation – when a sheriff’s deputy stopped them for no apparent reason.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/5/2018

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 18:03
Law enforcement dropped the ball on white terror; Experts link Trump to rise of violence; Militia groups head to border, inspired by Trump; and more.

Florida man who killed two women at yoga studio spoke of "incel" hero Elliot Rodger in online video

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 16:34
Scott Paul Beierle, the man Tallahassee Police identified as the person who shot and killed two women at a yoga studio on Friday, expressed disturbing ideas about women and adopted the moniker “Carnifex” — Latin for executioner — in a series of online videos and music clips.

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