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Yes, the FRC and ADF Are Hate Groups. Here’s Why!

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 14:03
I was in love, about to be married, and never could have imagined that my life would soon be intertwined with an unimaginable amount of hate from strangers who wanted to tear apart everything I held dear.

SPLC, allies sue ICE for ignoring medical, mental health and disability needs of detained immigrants

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 11:22
Faour Abdallah Fraihat, who ran a successful construction business for years in California, is currently in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

SPLC Responds to FRC and ADF’s Attack Op-Ed

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:10
On August 17, 2019, a former Family Research Council (FRC) staff member, who currently works at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — two organizations designated as hate groups by the SPLC — attacked the SPLC in a USA Today OpEd for its hate group designations.

Weekend Read: Slavery shaped America’s pathology on race and whiteness

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:43
Four hundred years ago this month, the White Lion, a warship commanded by English privateers, docked at Point Comfort in the colony of Virginia.

Marjorie Taylor Greene: How an Outspoken MAGA Fan Built a Following in a World of Extremists

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:05
Originally a MAGA supporter but now an emerging MAGA star, Marjorie Taylor Greene has deftly leveraged social media and confrontations in public to increase her visibility. Now she’s entering politics as a GOP candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

SPLC publishes Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama’s Community Corrections Programs

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:16
A new investigative report published today by the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals serious flaws in Alabama’s community corrections programs, an otherwise promising system for diverting people from the state’s prisons.

Brother Says He Reported White Nationalist State Department Official to the FBI

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:52
The brother of white nationalist U.S. State Department Official Matthew Q. Gebert reported him to the FBI in July over concerns about his radicalization, he told Hatewatch.

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:24
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

Two Years After Charlottesville

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 07:12
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Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 10:31
A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family.

White Nationalist State Department Official Surfaces in Photographs

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:19
Hatewatch has obtained images of Matthew Q. Gebert, a State Department official who is involved in the white nationalist movement.

Judge: Neo-Nazi must pay more than $14 million to Jewish woman targeted by harassment campaign

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 14:58
A federal judge adopted a recommendation that the publisher of a major neo-Nazi website must pay more than $14 million in damages to a Jewish woman targeted for a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages by the neo-Nazi and his followers.

SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 06:57
Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:

U.S. State Department Official Involved in White Nationalist Movement, Hatewatch Determines

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 07:16
A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined.

U.S. State Department Official Involved in White Nationalist Movement, Hatewatch Determines

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 07:16
A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined.

Our hearts are heavy. Again.

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 13:22
Our hearts are heavy. Again.

El Paso Massacre Galvanizes Accelerationists

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:22
The domestic terror incident this past weekend in El Paso has energized the growing “accelerationist” bloc of the white power movement, which argues violence is the only way to achieve its goal of creating a white, non-Jewish ethnostate.

New Civil Rights Memorial to be installed on 54th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 08:54
Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by Alabama state troopers during a peaceful voting rights march on Feb. 18, 1965.

Hate is Alive in America—El Paso Shooting

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 08:44
A manifesto from shooter promotes white nationalist talking points as white nationalists mock those killed in the shooting

Hate is Alive in America—El Paso Shooting

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 08:44
A manifesto from shooter promotes white nationalist talking points as white nationalists mock those killed in the shooting

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