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Action alert: Call these six Senators and tell them to vote "no" on Supreme Court nomination

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:30
President Trump has just nominated another right-wing ideologue to the Supreme Court – and it’s hard to overstate the implications.

Anti-immigrant roundup: 7/6/18

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:24
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-immigrant organizations and individuals. Organizations listed as anti-immigrant hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

Weekend Read: ‘The Rosa Parks of the transgender movement’

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 09:36
It’s an open question whether Sylvia Rivera left home or was thrown out. Either way, she said she was relieved to be rid of the “viejita” – or little old lady – who was embarrassed by the child she considered an effeminate grandson.

White widow's secret: I was married to an Aryan supremacist

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 08:54
Editor's note: On June 25, two months after this interview, Chris Eddy died.  Her funeral service will be held today – July 6.

James Alex Fields pleads not guilty to federal hate crimes stemming from ‘Unite the Right’

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:27
An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to more than two dozen federal hate crime charges stemming from the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

Hatewatch Headlines 7/6/2018

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 20:16
The fortune behind Trump’s immigration scheme; Separated families forced to pay for airfare; Tweets may spur hate crimes, study finds; and more.

Last month in Europe: June 2018

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 14:09
The following is a list of activities and events linked to American white supremacist, neo-Nazi, anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups and personalities in Europe. Organizations listed as hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

Hate crimes are up in major U.S. cities for the fourth year in a row, study says

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:49
Hate crimes reported to police in America’s 10 largest cities went up by 12.5 percent in 2017, according to a new analysis, making it the fourth consecutive year U.S. hate crime reports in those areas have increased.

Hatewatch Headlines 7/5/2018

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 22:23
Half the nation thinks Trump is racist; Migrants enduring horrific conditions; Are algorithms destroying American society? And more.

Outrage on the eve of Independence Day

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 15:52
On the eve of July 4, Independence Day, the Trump administration once again demonstrated its callousness toward the most vulnerable members of society.

SPLC statement: Diversity in education benefits all

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:08
We are deeply disappointed in the Trump administration’s decision today to move forward in rescinding a set of Obama-era policies that permit the consideration of race in college admissions decisions.

Anti-LGBT roundup of events and activities: 07/03/18

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 07:28
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.

Hatewatch Headlines 7/3/2018

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 18:19
Ex-judicial nominee at DOJ, picking nominees; Immigrant-crime office has little to show; Far right lining up behind Amy Coney Barrett for court; and more.

Sheriff’s office update: No opioid on antigovernment flyers

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 09:18
Authorities in Harris County, Texas, have reversed course and are now saying antigovernment flyers found on sheriff’s cars were not contaminated with the opioid drug fentanyl.

Portland far-right rally once again quickly turns violent as march becomes a riot

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 01:26
Patriot Prayer buses in activists from around the country, gets them into a fighting mood, and then tries to confront their opposition. It ends badly.

Hatewatch Headlines 7/2/2018

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:19
U.N. document on racism gutted by U.S.; Lynching a federal hate crime under Senate bill; Annapolis shooter’s murky links to the alt-right; and more.

Rain trumps racism as League of the South stays indoors at national conference

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 14:56
Members of the racist group, League of the South, gathered to meet and make their views known publicly, but heavy rain kept them indoors and away from the limelight. 

Following SPLC lawsuit, judge blocks Kentucky Medicaid waiver scheme

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 14:33
A federal judge today blocked the Trump administration’s approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver plan, stating that the government acted in an “arbitrary and capricious" manner in approving the plan.

Weekend Read: The Supreme Court just replaced one injustice with another

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 08:41
Fred Korematsu was 23 when he defied the order sending him to an internment camp.

On the far right, shooting at Maryland newspaper draws praise, celebration

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 08:39
​After five people were gunned down in their own newsroom, the normally feisty editorial page of the Capital-Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, went silent Friday.

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