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Weekend Read: 'We won't be erased': Transgender people's existence not up for debate

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 07:06
The existence of transgender people is not up for debate.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/26/2018

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 02:50
Judge restores funding to sanctuary cities; Civil rights groups call for tech hate-group crackdown; Shea wants to create a 51st state; and more.

Mail-bomber 'false flag' theories overwhelm discourse on terrorism

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 23:15
Conservative pundits and far-right white nationalists are blaming the victims for explosive devices directed at liberals and the press.

Hate groups and extremists cheer President Trump as he vilifies migrant caravan

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:43
As thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and violence attempt to make their way to the United States, anti-immigrant hate groups and the radical right react with warrantless fear-mongering.

SPLC statement on Trump administration’s deployment of additional U.S. troops at Mexico border

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:15
The Trump administration is deploying additional U.S. troops at the southern border with Mexico in response to a caravan of migrants, according to news reports today.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/25/2018

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 19:42
Far right declares mail bombs a ‘false flag’; GOP works to keep minorities from voting; Trump’s rationale for discriminating against transgender people; and more.

SPLC announces policy recommendations for social media, internet companies to fight hate online

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:13
The SPLC today announced the release of Change the Terms, a set of policy recommendations to help social media and other internet companies reduce hateful activities on their platforms.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/24/2018

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 17:10
Is caravan panic a ‘Saints’ reenactment? Far right cheers Trump’s ‘nationalism’; Border Patrol union backs white-nationalist video; and more.

Students cross social boundaries, challenge stereotypes on Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 11:36
While young people across the country are adjusting to colder temperatures and figuring out what kind of costume to wear for Halloween, thousands of students in America are also stepping out of their comfort zones to get to know someone new.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/23/2018

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 23:26
Trump declares, ‘I am a nationalist’; Explosive found outside Soros’ New York home; Oath Keepers arrested after Hurricane Michael in Florida; and more.

SPLC statement on Trump administration’s efforts to remove civil rights protections from transgender Americans

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:42
The Trump administration has apparently redoubled its efforts to exclude transgender Americans from the protection of federal civil rights laws.

Skinhead 'Irv' among five charged in Proud Boys' New York City assault

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:43
Five men have been arrested in New York after being caught on video singling out and attacking protesters Friday last week during Proud Boys-led violence.

SPLC launches new tool tracking anti-Muslim legislation across the U.S.

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 06:58
Anti-Muslim hate groups have been pushing far-right conspiracy theories warning of the looming threat of “sharia law” in the United States for years. These laws are not only unnecessary, but also destructive — isolating and denigrating the American Muslim community.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/22/2018

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 23:05
Trump may try to define ‘transgender’ away; NYC mayor defends police behavior; Miami GOP chair apologizes for attack on Dem office; and more.

Courts weigh guilty plea of Tennessee militia member who threatened to blow up Muslim community

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:13
Robert R. Doggart really wanted to plead guilty and go to prison after he was charged with a crime fueled by anti-Muslim hate.

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has been using the same anti-gay slur hurled in the NYC attack for at least 15 years

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:43
Back in 2011, Gavin McInnes, the writer and talk show host who would later found the Proud Boys, published his thoughts about anti-gay and racial slurs on the paleoconservative website Taki’s Magazine.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/19/2018

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:08
GOP’s track record of enabling extremists; College closes to avoid Patriot Prayer; NBC catches an earful for its handling of white nationalists; and more.

Anti-Muslim bigot sent to prison for 24 years for mosque arson

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:09
A Texas man who openly expressed hatred of Muslims faces more than 24 years in federal prison after being convicted by a jury of firebombing a mosque in Victoria, Texas. Prosecutors call it a “straightforward case of hate.”

Why are the Proud Boys so violent? Ask Gavin McInnes

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:32
Last Friday, Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes riled up a crowd of supporters at New York City’s Metropolitan Republican Club with what he played off as a comedy routine: the commemoration and celebration of the 1960 televised assassination of a socialist.

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