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Proud Boy Threatens Portland Mayor: 'I'm Coming For You'

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:16
Proud Boy and Patriot Prayer collaborator Reggie Axtell threatened Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, saying that his days are “fucking numbered.” His threats come amidst a mounting campaign by far-right reactionaries in the Pacific Northwest to harass and dox their political rivals.

Anti-LGBT Activist Explores Pedophilia Myth With Disgraced Far-Right Provocateur

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:55
An anti-LGBT, Catholic YouTube show interviewed far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay man who spent time in the spotlight thanks to the election of Donald Trump but is now reported to be millions of dollars in debt. During the show he repeated the long-circulated lie about a link between pedophilia and homosexuality.

3 Members of a Kansas Militia Once Plotted To Bomb a Mosque, Now Are Going to Prison

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:19
Three members of a militia group known as “the Crusaders” were sentenced Friday to a total of 81 years in prison for plotting to bomb Somali and Muslim communities in Kansas.

An Alt-Right Enforcer's Rallying Cry: 'No More Safe Spaces'

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:15
As he was laid up in a hospital room in 2017, oxygen tube up his nose, gown wrapped around his torso, recovering from being stabbed nine times, Antonio Foreman found it in himself to recite the neo-Nazi mantra known as the 14 words.

How Gab Has Raised Millions Thanks to This Crowdfunding Company

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 14:40
Three months after a man radicalized on Gab.com killed 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the social media website that has become a hub for white nationalists and neo-Nazis remains financially viable thanks to an Obama-era law and an online crowdfunding broker, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.

SPLC: Florida Legislature should reject proposals in Parkland commission report that would threaten school safety and undermine student privacy

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 09:49
The Florida Legislature should reject the harmful recommendations in a report from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission that would threaten, not improve, school safety.

Spring 2019 edition of Teaching Tolerance magazine examines menstrual equity movement in schools

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 15:37
When middle school teacher Kristin Heavner shared a photo on social media of a colorful makeup bag filled with disposable menstrual products, she had no idea how people would react.

Well-Known Ex-Gay Therapist Comes Out as Gay, Seeks To Date Men

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:42
David Matheson has quit the “ex-gay” movement and is seeking to date men, according to the organization Truth Wins Out (TWO), which revealed Matheson’s plans in a Jan. 20 press release at its website.

SPLC sues Trump administration for violating due process rights of immigrant children and their sponsors

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:09
J.E.C.M., a 14-year-old boy, fled from Honduras with a friend to escape persecution, including threats to his life.

SPLC statement on Supreme Court’s decision to lift injunctions against Trump’s transgender military ban

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 08:48
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to temporarily lift injunctions against the Trump administration’s ban on open service by transgender Americans is just that: temporary.

Spectre Unmasked: Racist 'Alt-Right' Podcaster Used To Be Local Reporter

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:24
A notorious white nationalist podcaster with a history of instigating harassment campaigns and threats of violence against reporters is in fact a journalist himself, Hatewatch has learned.

Weekend Read: We need King’s radical message as badly as we did in 1968.

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:38
On Monday we’ll celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the 33rd time our nation has officially honored this giant of American history.

SPLC criticizes judge’s denial of bond for journalist whose work challenged ICE

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:47
The SPLC criticized an immigration judge’s decision today to deny bond for Spanish-language journalist Manuel Duran.

Imprisoned Neo-Nazi Leader Says His Hate Group Is a Religion, Court Says No

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 09:57
A federal appeals court has ruled that Matthew Hale’s hate philosophy, Creativity, isn’t a religion because it focuses almost exclusively on preserving the white race and lacks a coherent set of “ultimate ideas.”

SPLC statement on U.S. Rep. Steve King

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:18
If Republicans think they deserve applause for condemning Congressman Steve King’s racism, they’re sorely mistaken.

SPLC statement on judge’s ruling against Alabama law that forced cities to preserve Confederate monuments

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:23
Striking a blow to the defenders of the “Lost Cause,” a judge has struck down an Alabama law that prevented the removal of Confederate symbols from public land.  

SPLC sues Trump administration again over second approval of Kentucky Medicaid waiver scheme

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:40
The SPLC this week sued the Trump administration again for approving Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver plan a second time.

Crusader without Violence: A Q&A on the Martin Luther King Jr. biography ahead of its time

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:19
In 1960, Alabama’s state board of education ordered the firing of Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick from his post as chair of the history department at Alabama State University (then Alabama State College).

New Deputy National Security Adviser Was Longtime Board Member of Anti-Muslim Hate Group

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:23
Charles M. Kupperman, the newly appointed deputy national security adviser, previously served on the board of directors for the anti-Muslim hate group Center for Security Policy (CSP).

SPLC releases online tool that tracks rising number of hate group flyers and banners

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:33
Emboldened by President Trump’s rhetoric, white supremacist groups have increased their distribution of flyers and banners in public spaces across the country, spreading racist and antisemitic propaganda and seeking to recruit new members.

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