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SPLC: Facebook and Instagram ban far-right and extremist figures, but still have more work to do against hateful content

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 14:13
Facebook and Instagram announced today that they have banned several far-right, antisemitic and extremist figures and organizations for being “dangerous,” a sign that they are more aggressively enforcing their hate speech policies under pressure from civil rights organizations, including the SPLC.

Teaching Tolerance report examines the rise of hate in schools

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 10:01
While disturbing incidents of hate and bias in schools are regularly reported in the news media, the incidents are just a fraction of what educators are encountering in schools across the country, a new study by the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project finds.

Hate at School

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 08:56
Something ugly is happening in America’s schools. And, it’s not going away.

Hate at School

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:08
Something ugly is happening in America’s schools. And, it’s not going away.

Prolific Alt-Right Propagandist's Identity Confirmed

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:44
Thanks to the anonymity of the internet, a man can become a major player in the white supremacist “alt-right” movement without ever revealing his face to his audience. And that’s just what Joseph Jordan did.

Court certifies class action in lawsuit on behalf of children detained by Trump administration

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:07
A federal court certified as a class action an SPLC lawsuit challenging the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) policies and practices regarding the release of unaccompanied minors and the reunification of immigrant families – a ruling with the potential to help end the prolonged detention of immigrant children across the United States.

Shooting at Poway Synagogue Underscores Link Between Internet Radicalization and Violence

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 07:58
A shooting in a California synagogue in which police say a 19-year-old man killed one and injured three others underscores a link between online radicalization of white supremacists and terroristic violence.

SPLC statement on antisemitic shooting at Congregation Chabad in California

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 15:18
Today we saw another horrific act of antisemitic hate at Congregation Chabad in Poway, California, six months to the day after the deadly shooting that killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

SPLC: Trump’s defense of Charlottesville comments emboldens white nationalists

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 14:53
In 2017, the nation witnessed Ku Klux Klan members and white nationalists take to the streets of Charlottesville, Va., in protest. 

SPLC Action Fund: Fla. communities endangered by unconstitutional immigration enforcement bill

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 13:44
The Florida Senate approved Senate Bill 168 today. It requires local law enforcement to assist in federal immigration enforcement.

New Mexico Town Worked to Oust Vigilantes Who Partnered With Border Patrol

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:35
Just days after a New Mexico town helped evict militia members who held migrants against their will, guests on an antigovernment radio show suggested another militia group establish a camp in Texas.

SPLC: Louisiana’s title of incarceration capital of the world an opportunity for reform

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 09:39
Louisiana once again has the highest incarceration rate, imprisoning 719 of every 100,000 residents, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Weekend Read: Trump’s citizenship question

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:58
The Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a count of all of the people living in the United States every 10 years. 

SPLC Action Fund: Florida House bill would contradict Amendment 4, making it harder for people with past felony convictions to vote

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 08:10
The Florida House this week passed House Bill 7089, an unnecessary piece of legislation that would purportedly restore voting rights to people with past felony convictions, but would actually create hurdles by requiring them to pay all their criminal fines and fees – even if they have been converted to civil liens – before they could get their voting rights restored.

SPLC Action Fund: Florida immigration enforcement bill violates Constitution, makes communities less safe

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:26
The Florida House this week approved House Bill 527 (HB 527), which would require local law enforcement to assist in federal immigration enforcement.

SPLC Action Fund: Florida bill seeking to arm teachers with guns jeopardizes school safety

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:01
The Florida Senate today approved Senate Bill 7030, which seeks to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom and would require schools to report students to law enforcement for normal adolescent behavior that is interpreted as a “threat."

Winston Shrout, One of America's Most High-Profile 'Sovereign Citizens,' is a Fugitive

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:06
Winston Shrout spent years defying the federal government as one of the country’s most high-profile sovereign citizens and tax dodgers.

SPLC answers questions about antigovernment extremists who detain migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:21
In recent days, media outlets have reported that armed militia groups, acting as border vigilantes, have been detaining migrants at gunpoint along the along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

QAnon Conspiracy Increasingly Popular with Antigovernment Extremists

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:27
Antigovernment extremists, including some who’ve committed violent acts, are increasingly subscribing to and propagating the QAnon conspiracy theory, which asserts that pro-Trump forces will soon take down the so-called deep state.

Weekend Read: Cuban asylum seekers detained in Louisiana

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:12
Every day, tens of thousands of immigrants are locked behind bars in the United States. Many are detained for months, even years, far from their loved ones and communities. 

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