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Detained Journalist Manuel Duran’s Case Ordered Reopened

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 07:54
The Board of Immigration Appeals has ordered detained journalist Manuel Duran’s case reopened, paving the way for an asylum claim and possible release after over 15 months in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

SPLC urges Supreme Court to preserve workplace protections for LGBTQ people

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:23
Soon after Y.B. took the night shift as a forklift operator, her boss started harassing her because she is a lesbian.

SPLC: Hate groups have long adopted symbols of U.S. history to promote white supremacy

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:07
As America prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July this week, the display of some of the nation’s earliest regalia has rekindled a debate about racist symbolism.

SPLC sues Florida officials to keep citizens from losing right to vote again

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 08:31
After completing her prison sentence and probation time, Rosemary McCoy had her voting rights restored and cast a ballot in the Jacksonville, Florida, runoff city council election earlier this year.

SPLC Action Fund: Congress should adopt NO HATE Act to neutralize growing threat from white supremacists

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:42
Members of Congress recently introduced new legislation that would improve reporting on hate crimes and expand assistance and resources to hate crime victims.

SPLC: Sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer at ‘Unite the Right,’ will not heal victims or their families

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 11:37
James Alex Fields Jr., who was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering a woman who was protesting a white supremacist rally two years ago, is a remorseless killer and a domestic terrorist.

Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:06
A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.

Charlottesville Federal Court Sentences James Alex Fields to Life in Prison for 'Unite the Right' Killing

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 05:57
A neo-Nazi sympathizer from Ohio received two consecutive and 27 concurrent life sentences in federal prison for killing a counterprotester and injuring others in the aftermath of 2017’s racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

SPLC: Supreme Court decision not to stop politicians from rigging voting maps hurts our democracy

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:25
The Supreme Court decided today that federal courts have no role in regulating state legislatures’ gross abuses of power when drawing political lines.

Far-Right Extremists Are Calling for Terrorism on the Messaging App Telegram

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:07
Neo-Nazis, white nationalists and antigovernment extremists are publishing volumes of propaganda advocating terrorism and mass shootings on Telegram, a Hatewatch review of hundreds of channels on that app reveals.

White Nationalist Shieldwall Network Member Arrested in Alleged Anti-LGBTQ Attack Invokes Domestic Terror Ideology on Facebook

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 09:33
Three members of the Shieldwall Network (SWN), an Arkansas-based white nationalist group founded by longtime movement leader Billy Roper, were arrested last week in connection with second-degree battery.

Horrific detention center conditions expose Trump’s true immigration policy: unmitigated, unrelenting cruelty

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 14:27
A year ago, America awoke to the shocking images of children being held in cages – children who had been stolen from their asylum-seeking parents at the border by an administration that had no plan to reunite them.

White Nationalist Threats Against Transgender People Are Escalating

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:41
Transphobic rhetoric, some of it violent, appears to be increasing among white nationalists and neo-Nazis as the fight for transgender rights gains visibility and public support.

Anti-LGBT Conference Showcases Breadth of a Church Movement's Hate

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:53
A network of anti-LGBT churches used its “Make America Straight Again” conference to move beyond its stock fallacies and hate-filled rhetoric and call for the government to begin rounding up and executing homosexuals.

SPLC urges Trump administration to drop proposal that would reduce benefits to low-income people

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:05
The SPLC today urged the Trump administration not to pursue a proposal that would cause millions of low-income people to lose assistance from programs that help them meet basic needs.

Weekend Read: The first Pride was a riot.

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:39
Police raids were frequent and expected among the gay bars in Greenwich Village in the late 1960s.

The Attorney General's Judges: How the U.S. Immigration Courts Became a Deportation Tool

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 09:00
The nation's immigration courts have been dysfunctional since their inception. 

Gab Waited Days to Remove a User Arrested for Inciting Violence

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:03
A man who authorities say wanted to start a race war stayed on the social network Gab for days after he was arrested for allegedly inciting violence on it, according to a Hatewatch review.

Report: Louisiana schools fall short on collecting, publishing policing data

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:44
As the presence of law enforcement officers in schools continue to grow in Louisiana and nationally, school policing data is not being made readily available to Louisiana’s citizens as required by federal law, according to a report that the Southern Poverty Law Center released today.

The Data Gap: School policing in Louisiana

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 18:49
Following the tragic 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, school districts across the country grappled with the question: “What makes a school safe?” 

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