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Suspected Atomwaffen Member Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:48
Federal authorities continued a crackdown on the violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division by indicting a suspected member on gun charges.

Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House

Southern Poverty Law Center - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 06:36
Earlier this week, the SPLC’s Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the “platform for the alt-right.”

Miller Turned to Breitbart to Promote Political Agenda

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:45
Before the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller frequently gave editorial instructions to Breitbart News, a Hatewatch review of his emails determined.

Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 07:43
Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.

Neo-Nazi Group NSM Faces New Upheaval After James Hart Stern’s Death

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 13:39
The leadership of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM) has been thrown into chaos again following the death of self-described civil rights activist James Hart Stern.

Evangelical Franklin Graham Addresses Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group's Event

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:37
Influential evangelical leader Franklin Graham has continued his anti-LGBTQ associations by speaking to a hate group that brands “trans” activists as guilty of harming children.

New FBI report shows increase in violent hate crime in 2018

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 14:19
Although the FBI report released today shows a minuscule decline in all hate crimes in 2018, it also shows a 12 percent rise in hate crimes involving violence.

SPLC Response to Union Petition

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:26
On November 7, 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center received a notice from the National Labor Relations Board that the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild seeks to represent certain employees through the formation of a union.

SPLC Response to Union Petition

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:26
On November 7, 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center received a notice from the National Labor Relations Board that the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild seeks to represent certain employees through the formation of a union.

SPLC Response to Union Petition

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:26
On November 7, 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center received a notice from the National Labor Relations Board that the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild seeks to represent certain employees through the formation of a union.

Miller Pushed Racist ‘Camp of the Saints’ Beloved by Far Right

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:11
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller recommended an explicitly racist novel to Breitbart News at a time when the book was obscure outside white nationalist circles, a Hatewatch investigation revealed.

Criminalizing homelessness in the heart of Dixie

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 14:36
Jonathan sleeps under a bridge at night or on a friend’s porch. During the day, he holds up a “homeless” sign in the grassy area near a highway exit and asks for money.

After a hard-won sentence reduction, Huntsville man’s court debt is another obstacle to freedom

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:59
Fresh out of prison after nearly 23 years, Archie “Jody” Hamlett appeared at his mother’s door in Huntsville, Ala., one fall day in 2017.

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Reportedly Spews Hate on Leaked Audio

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:34
A leaked audiotape attributed to white nationalist Richard Spencer depicts him as a suit-and-tie bigot who uses coded language to charm the masses but who deploys slur-laden, racist language with his followers.

SPLC celebrates 30th anniversary of Civil Rights Memorial

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:46
The first African American elected mayor of Montgomery, Alabama – a city known as both the “Cradle of the Confederacy” and the “Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement” – urged those who gathered today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Civil Rights Memorial to ask themselves how they can make an impact on the lives of others.

Emails Detail Miller’s Ties to Group That Touted White Nationalist Writers

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:03
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller demonstrates a connection to an anti-immigrant think tank that promoted white nationalist writers, according to emails acquired by Hatewatch.

Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 08:34
In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.

League of the South Resorts to Video Stunts as Membership Declines

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 08:02
The League of the South made a 25-second propaganda video over the weekend at the gravesite of a civil rights icon in an apparent attempt to attract members to its neo-Confederate ideology.

Civil Rights Memorial commemorates 30 years

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 08:33
Carolyn Wells Gee was in bed watching TV with her younger sister when she heard the shot that killed Medgar Evers.

SPLC and partners sue South Carolina DMV for suspending driver’s licenses of people who cannot afford traffic fines

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:00
During a traffic stop, Janice Carter learned for the first time that her license had been suspended for unpaid traffic tickets.

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