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SPLC launches campaign with NAACP, other organizations to remove Confederate symbols across Georgia

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 09:56
The SPLC joined other advocacy organizations and elected officials today in demanding change to a Georgia state law that prohibits local communities from removing Confederate monuments.

Texas pastor who heads anti-LGBT hate group resigns after hiring prostitutes

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 08:37
Pastor Donnie Romero, of Fort Worth-based anti-LGBT hate group Stedfast Baptist Church, resigned from the church after admitting to “sins,” including hiring prostitutes, gambling and marijuana. Fellow anti-LGBT pastor Jonathan Shelley, with Pure Words Baptist Church in Houston, was quickly brought to Fort Worth and ordained Jan. 6 at Stedfast to replace him.

In Speech Tonight, Trump Won’t Talk About the Real Crisis – Asylum Seekers Being Denied Rights Under U.S. Law

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:13
We expect President Trump’s speech tonight to be filled with more falsehoods demonizing migrants who are seeking refuge. 

Nathan Damigo, founder of white nationalist group Identity Evropa, files for bankruptcy protection

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 14:36
The founder of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa is seeking federal bankruptcy protection in what appears to be a pre-emptive move stemming from a lawsuit over “Unite the Right.”

Weekend Read: 'This is what a family looks like.'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:57
Jay was worried he wouldn’t be fed. He was in trouble at school. He was sick a lot.

SPLC statement on the 116th Congress

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:46
The challenges facing the 116th Congress are great, and none are greater than the role of the White House in exacerbating racism and extremism in nearly every facet of American life.

Far-right survivalist and icon of 'Patriot' movement predicts religious civil war

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:53
The framer of a far-right survivalist movement in the Pacific Northwest rang in the new year by warning of religious civil war.

Patriot Movement AZ founder: Yes, I'm 'pretty hateful'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 15:13
Lesa Antone, the founder of the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim group Patriot Movement AZ (PMAZ), said this weekend on an internet radio show that she’s “feeling pretty hateful right now.”

2018 brought a lot of change. Here are the best of our Weekend Reads.

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 06:28
2018 has brought a lot of change. It was an election year; the #MeToo movement gained momentum; we saw lynching memorials go up and Confederate monuments come down.

Top 10 Hatewatch posts of 2018

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 12:04
2018 was another violent year for the U.S. radical right.

Extremists' collectibles used to fund today's hate movement

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:13
Attempts to sell neo-Nazi memorabilia online are nothing new, but a recent marketing ploy attempts to use the sale of racist antiquities to fund modern-day racist activities.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/21/2018

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 21:57
Trump fires service members with HIV; How a revenge plot unraveled the Proud Boys; Tucker Carlson boycott having a visible effect; and more.

SPLC statement on bipartisan passage of First Step Act criminal justice reform bill

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 13:35
The bipartisan passage of the First Step Act across both chambers of Congress today is an important first part of nationwide, comprehensive criminal justice reform.

SPLC statement on Trump administration policy that will force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 13:27
The Trump administration announced new measures today that will force people who are seeking asylum in the U.S. to wait in Mexico while their claims are being processed.

The Sovereign Files: 12/20/2018

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 13:03
In this month’s Sovereign Files, the alleged Holy Fire starter pleads not guilty, it takes three officers to pull a man from his car when he refuses to move, and an accused killer says laws do not apply to him.

Family Ties: How Andrew Anglin's dad helped his neo-Nazi son with the Daily Stormer

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:43
When the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer and its founder, Andrew Anglin, switched from taking mail-in donations to bitcoin sometime in 2017, it seemed a move made for both security and ease.

Longtime antigovernment militia organizer calls for 'lone wolf' action against antifa

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 09:49
An antigovernment extremist who has called Islam a mental disorder and urged his followers to shoot black women and children has issued another call to violence, posting a video on his Facebook page urging members of the Patriot movement to engage in “lone wolf” action against antifa.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/20/2018

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 23:23
Facebook’s moment of reckoning arrives; Advertisers abandon Tucker Carlson; ADF seeks expansion of Jim Crow-era exemption; and more.

Violence at 'Unite the Right' led to a life lost and others forever changed

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 09:44
When James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters after the “Unite the Right” rally, it was a manifestation of hate that impacted the lives of dozens of people as well as a central Virginia town.

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