Southern Poverty Law Center

Facebook Is Reviewing its Policy on White Nationalism After Motherboard Investigation, Civil Rights Backlash

"Facebook ignores centuries of history, legal precedent, and expert scholarship that all establish that white nationalism and white separatism are white supremacy."<p>Facebook told Motherboard it’s currently reviewing its policies on white supremacy, white nationalism, and white separatism after a …

Civil Rights

The 'Trump Effect' Is Real: Bullying's On The Rise In Areas That Voted For Trump

Virginia middle schools in areas that went for Trump in 2016 are reporting higher rates of bullying and teasing<p>If you’ve been feeling like the world …

Hillary Clinton

“Not something we can ignore anymore”: White supremacist, extremist activity on the rise across Colorado, experts say

Underneath an overpass somewhere in Denver, two members of a white supremacist group painted their blue and white logo so large that they needed a …

Denver

Florida GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis Spoke to Anti-Muslim Hate Group

Ron DeSantis desperately wants you to know he plans to be the Donald Trump of the Sunshine State.<p>The Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee even released …

News (U.S.)

When the Ku Klux Klan was a mass movement

The Ku Klux Klan, which originated in the American South after the Civil War, began as a secret society dedicated to maintaining white supremacy. …

History

Confederate monuments: Ole Miss is teaching the South a valuable lesson on history

CLOSE<p>The state's governor signed a proclamation declaring April Confederate Heritage Month without including the word 'slavery' anywhere.<p>We agree …

Ole Miss

Was Clovis man flashing white power symbol in photo with Nunes? Activist says no

A photo showing two local far-right activists and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, made the rounds on social media this week after supporters of Nunes …

Social Media

Orange County GOP endorses school board candidate criticized for ‘alleged anti-Semitic and racist’ social media posts

The Republican Party of Orange County this week endorsed a controversial school board candidate who earlier this year was criticized by the …

School Administration

Jeff Sessions Is Trump's Punching Bag. Sessions Deserves the Abuse

No matter how much abuse Jeff Sessions gets from Donald Trump, there’s still no reason to feel sorry for him.<p>Yes, even liberals might be inclined to …

LGBTQI

Court temporarily blocks anti-union law in North Carolina, but fight isn’t over for farm workers

Agriculture is one of the biggest, most powerful industries in North Carolina. But its corporate and political backers just lost the first round of a …

North Carolina

Many young people don’t vote because they never learned how. Here’s a free class now in schools trying to change that.

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Consider this: In 2016, in 50 mayoral elections, the median voter age was 57.<p>Yes, there’s something wrong with that, and with the fact that young people don’t vote in big percentages in any election. In …

Pew Research Center

After judge's ruling, Confederate monument in San Antonio park is history

A monument to Confederate soldiers that stood in a San Antonio, Texas, park for more than 100 years is now history.

San Antonio

Where They Stand: Oregon's Gubernatorial Candidates On Immigration

Perhaps nothing on November’s ballot has the potential to generate as much heat as Measure 105, which will dictate the future of Oregon’s 31-year-old …

Oregon

Gun rights activist Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault of teen

A Texas gun rights activist whose quest to spread the availability of 3D printed guns sparked a legal battle, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and appears to have gone on the run.<p>A warrant was issued on Wednesday for the arrest of Cody Wilson. Texas police are now …

Activism

The 1 Percent Has a Dark Plot to Replace American Democracy with an Elite Plutocracy — and It's Working

How will American democracy resist their twisted goal of one-dollar, one-vote plutocracy?Democracy is tough for 1 percenters.They’ve got all that …

Liberal View

Ron DeSantis Faces Questions About Supporter’s Racist Slur

Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor of Florida and an acolyte of President Trump, is facing questions about a racist slur by one of his supporters, the latest race-related controversy during his campaign.<p>Politico reported on Thursday that a Republican activist who has donated more …

Politics

John Tanton, the nativist next door

“We are quitting at two,” a Northern Michigan doctor named John Tanton told the Alpena News in 1975, referring to his two daughters.<p>Moving to …

Student Journalism

Johnson v. Amox et al.

Billy Ray Johnson was brought to a party in 2003 to serve as the night's "entertainment." Johnson was 42, but had a childlike naiveté and was easy to …

Social Justice

No, Linda Harvey, Straights Have Oral and Anal Sex Too

Linda Harvey, the founder of antigay Christian organization Mission: America, has claimed that all oral and anal sex is gay, leading scores of LGBTQ …

LGBTQI

SPLC report: Racial profiling in law enforcement is widespread across Louisiana

Further, the report says, law enforcement agencies across the state have failed to create policies and procedures to prevent or stop racial profiling.<p>…

Race & Ethnicity

Hear Tom Hamilton Play Jerry Garcia's Wolf Guitar For A Full JRAD Show In Boston [SBD Audio]

Today, <b>Joe Russo’s Almost Dead</b> has released the 85th edition of the group’s weekly <i>Taper Tuesday</i> series. This week, the <b>Grateful Dead</b>-inspired band has …

Live Music

Lawyer: Move trial from courthouse with Confederate monument

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A legal argument has been revived in Louisiana over whether a black defendant can get a fair trial in a courthouse where a Confederate monument is displayed.<p>Niles Haymer, a lawyer for defendant Ronnie Anderson, says the answer is no. He released copies Tuesday of his new motion …

New Orleans

Racial Profiling Report

Racial Profiling Report looks at number of marijuana possession arrests

African-American News

Black people in Louisiana nearly 3 times more likely to be arrested for pot possession: report | NOLA.com

Black people in Louisiana are nearly three times as likely as whites to be arrested on a charge of marijuana possession, according to a report from …

Baton Rouge

Are blacks in Baton Rouge more likely to be arrested on minor offenses? Researchers say that's the case

Black people in Baton Rouge are about six times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession, according to a new report from the …

Baton Rouge

Hate groups from around the nation will meet to plot ways to harm LGBTQ people

It’s that time of year again, when hate groups from around the nation gather together for one big jamboree, the Value Voters Summit (VVS).<p>Running …

LGBTQI

Exclusive: Lawyer for Ultranationalist ‘Proud Boys’ Arrested for Allegedly Faking Gun Theft

The lawyer for the ultranationalist group the Proud Boys was arrested last week for allegedly filing a false police report about the theft of his …

Proud Boys

Federal judge asked to unseal Alabama prison staffing numbers

A lawyer for Alabama's prison system told a federal judge this morning that the Department of Corrections stopped releasing monthly statistics on …

Mental Health

GOP Candidate Told Anti-Muslim Hate Group America Should Not 'Provide Entitlements' to Refugees

Yet another past speech to an extremist group is coming back to haunt Rep. Ron DeSantis.Immediately after progressive Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum …

Liberal View

Morning Edition’s Think Tank Sources Lean to the Right

<i>Ideology of think tanks sources on Morning Edition (2-7/18)</i><p>When it comes to seeking “expert” opinions on events for its reports, <b>NPR</b> often looks to a …

Foreign Policy