Hate Groups

Fans Mock Predominantly Black Kansas Basketball Teams With Monkey Noises And Racist Calls

Men and women's basketball teams from Labette Community College were mocked with racist calls during a game against North Arkansas College. The …

Racism

Jeff Sessions and California: The Inevitable Collision

A rumored crackdown on undocumented immigrants is the most recent in a series of escalating battles between the U.S. attorney general and the Golden State.<p>U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has the California grizzly in his sights.<p>In May, the <i>Sacramento Bee</i> wrote about how a showdown between …

Immigration

U2 Takes Aim At Donald Trump And White Supremacists In Biting New Music Video

Ku Klux Klan members march past President Donald Trump outside the Oval Office window in U2’s new stop-motion music video.<p>The Statue of Liberty’s face cracks and Syrian child refugee Alan Kurdi’s dead body is washed ashore in the powerful clip for the Irish rock band’s politically charged single …

Donald Trump

'Loveling' Film Review: Brazilian Drama Examines Class, Family Conflicts

Sundance 2018: Working-class parents send their child off to pro sports and must contemplate what comes next for the family<p>Director Gustavo Pizzi …

Armie Hammer

America the Trumped: 10 ways the administration attacked civil rights in year one

Promoting a white nationalist agenda<p><i>“You had some very bad people in that group. You also had some very fine people on both sides.”</i><br>— President Donald …

Rights & Freedoms

Immigration Debates Have Always Been Tied to America's Moments of Crisis

As Congress this week struggles to deal with the immigration program known as DACA in the face of a potential government shutdown, it faces the …

History

Tom Brokaw Slams Black Lawmakers Over 'Sh-thole Countries' Response

Brokaw singled out a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, who compares Donald Trump to the Ku Klux Klan<p>NBC News icon Tom Brokaw blasted members …

Donald Trump

Is Marla Maples Dating a Trump Critic?

Per Page Six, Maples and Donny Deutsch were seen at the Polo Bar in New York on Tuesday night.<p><b>Marla Maples</b> appears to be on the dating scene—and with another famous face. Maples, who was married to <b>Donald Trump</b> from 1993 to 1999, was seen out on Tuesday night with TV personality <b>Donny Deutsch</b> at the …

Donald Trump

The Next Federal Crackdown Could Look a Lot Like the Last One

Although they failed to permanently hobble the cannabis industry, enforcement actions from 2011 to 2013 offer examples of what a future federal …

Cannabis

The Land of the Free, Where God Specifically Oversees Oklahoma Wildlife

This week in the laboratories of democracy.<p>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post)<p><i>Being our (belated) semi-regular weekly survey of what’s goin’ down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin’ gets done, and where goodness hides behind its gates.</i><p>We begin in my …

Alabama Legislature

KKK group from North Carolina is recruiting members on Iron Range

Recruiting effort met by outrage in three cities.

Racism

Planet Attenborough, and the Rise of the K.K.K.

David Remnick, a confirmed city boy, talks with David Attenborough, the master of nature documentaries, about rats, spiders, and weedy sea dragons. Plus, a look at white supremacy in government, past and present.<p>A Government Takeover by the Ku Klux Klan<p>In the nineteen-twenties, a rebooted Ku Klux …

David Attenborough

Klan posters distributed in Iron Range city

Some community members say they’re shocked it would ever happen in their city, but someone must have thought Minnesota’s Iron Range communities would …

Ku Klux Klan

See U2's Politically Charged Video for 'Get Out of Your Own Way'

Band recruits Israeli graffiti collective for latest 'Songs of Experience' visual<p>U2 rail against President Trump and the Ku Klux Klan in the new …

Ku Klux Klan

U2's new music video is a vibrant yet disturbing call for resistance

U2 has released an admittedly very Bono, but also actually pretty cool, animated video for their new single "Get Out Of Your Own Way." The track is …

Entertainment

‘If they come for you, they come for me’: A ‘dreamer’ priest faces deportation — and a divided congregation

ATLANTA — As he hands each person the Communion wafer, the priest watches his congregants walk back to their seats. They drop to their knees and bow their heads. Hands clasp. Around the church, a tear runs down a cheek, then another, then another.<p>The priest knows the prayers behind the faces of …

Immigration

Have Donald Trump and Brexit killed off the dark art of political satire?

When the late great Peter Cook opened The Establishment, London’s first satirical nightclub, back in 1961, he said its inspiration was “those …

Shappi Khorsandi

U2 music video featuring Donald Trump and KKK imagery gets mixed reaction

U2’s new music video for the song “Get Out of Your Own Way” has gained mixed reactions from fans, with opinions on its politically charged imagery, featuring President Trump and the Ku Klux Klan marching outside the White House, ranging from "powerful" to "pathetic."<p>On Thursday the iconic rock band …

Entertainment

Art Industry News: Experts Blast Macron’s Plan to Loan the Fragile Bayeux Tapestry + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, U2 teams up with an anonymous street art collective and Tate Britain's new director has big plans for the future.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is</i> …

Art

Far-Right German Group Encourages Followers to Foster Child Refugees in Plot to Make Them Go Home

A German far-right group is encouraging followers to become guardians for refugee children in a "cynical" bid to prevent their integration into …

Christian Lindner

White Supremacist Murders In 2017 Spiked By A Seriously Disturbing Amount

Violent right-wing extremism skyrocketed in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, according to a report released Wednesday by the …

Racism

Glo Merriweather witnessed a shooting death at a Charlotte protest. Now, they face a felony charge.

<b>CHARLOTTE, North Carolina</b> — In 2016, local activist Glo Merriweather had one simple question: After two years of tense, nationwide protests over the …

Policing

United States Policing and "Gun Rights" Began With Slave Patrols

In <i>Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment</i>, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz details the white supremacist background of the Second Amendment and the …

Slavery

Sundance Drama ‘Burden’ Spawns Book That Sells In Publishing Auction To Currency

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Penguin Random House division Currency has just won a competitive auction for the true story told in <i>Burden</i>, the Andrew Heckler scripted …

Entertainment Industry

Trump’s “s***hole” immigration philosophy has deep roots in American history

Trump’s denunciation of nonwhite immigrants recalls the xenophobia and race panic of the Calvin Coolidge era<p>When President Donald Trump claimed that he didn't want America to accept immigrants from "shithole countries" such as those in Africa -- Trump has more or less denied saying this, but anyone …

Liberal View

One Year In: Trump and Trauma, Threats and Tribalism

A year into one the most divisive presidencies Americans have seen in their lifetimes, free speech is in crisis. Protests opposing alt-right and …

Liberal View

Why Trump’s pick to head the Education Department’s civil rights office is so controversial

Kenneth L. Marcus, President Trump’s pick to head the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights, is coming under fire from critics who say they fear he will not protect the rights of racial and ethnic minority students. And his ardent support of Israel has sparked protests.<p>Marcus, president of …

Rights & Freedoms

Everything can’t always be about Trump

Consider the following three things.<p>One, the vast majority of Republicans and Democrats in Congress, as well as the American people, want a long-term …

Donald Trump

‘I couldn’t even read the diploma.’ Now he struggles to learn what schools didn’t teach him.

Willie Nolan has a car, but he can’t drive it.<p>He has the hands of a craftsman, but he can’t follow blueprints.<p>He has a high school diploma, but he can’t read.<p>This is what happens when schools put statistics over students, when they value smoke and mirrors over real academic achievement.<p>“I sat in a …

Ku Klux Klan

Sundance 2018: #MeToo movement set to colour first post-Weinstein festival

Films on sexual abuse and gender equality and a star-studded rally for ‘respect’ will headline a festival instilling tighter security measures<p>The #MeToo movement is set to hit Park City, Utah, this week as the 2018 Sundance film festival kicks off with a planned rally for “respect” and a schedule …

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