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A year after Charlottesville, many white supremacists are keeping a lower profile

By | August 6th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A year ago, white supremacists were ready for a big show of unity in Charlottesville.

Hundreds traveled to the city for a rally in support of their belief that white people are superior. But the gathering quickly became violent, and an anti-racism protester was killed when a car rammed into a crowd.

Since then, many supporters of

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Anti-Semitism in U.S. surged in 2017, a new report finds

By | March 6th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Harassment, threats and vandalism cases targeting Jews in the United States surged to near-record levels in 2017, jumping 57% over the previous year, according to a new report by a prominent civil rights organization.

The Anti-Defamation League counted 1,986 anti-Semitic

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Inside Atomwaffen As It Celebrates a Member for Allegedly Killing a Gay Jewish College Student

By | March 6th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

ProPublica obtained the chat logs of Atomwaffen, a notorious white supremacist group. When Samuel Woodward was charged with killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein last month in California, other Atomwaffen members cheered the death, concerned only that the group’s cover might have been blown.

Read more at ProPublica.

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States With the Most Hate Groups

By | March 6th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The number of active hate groups in the United States has steadily risen over the past several years, from 784 in 2014 to 954 as of 2017, according to the civil rights advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center.

A number of factors can act as possible explanations for the rise in hate group activity in recent

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This Week in White Supremacy tracks battle for racial justice

By | February 20th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

What do Ohio teens chanting slurs at black and Asian high school athletes have in common with the anti-immigrant fanaticism that intensified with the president’s lie about a border agent’s death?

And how are those incidents associated with a tiny neo-Nazi group that has been linked to at least five killings, including the death of a

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Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court

By | February 12th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

In the hours after last summer’s white power rally in Charlottesville, Va., erupted into violence, the planners of the protest mounted a defense: While much of the country may have found their racist chants and Nazi iconography deplorable, they claimed that they had a First Amendment right to self-expression, and

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Killer who committed massacre in Isla Vista was part of alt-right, new research shows

By | February 6th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six students in the college town of Isla Vista in 2014, was the first “alt-right killer” to strike in recent years, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Revealing Themselves on Campus

By | December 5th, 2017|Education, Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

While it’s unsurprising now when racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic posters crop up on college campuses, a rarer event is the white nationalist culprits sticking around to pose for photos.

But such is the case at Southern Methodist University, where police are currently investigating banners and posters espousing white supremacy that

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In the Age of ISIS, Who’s a Terrorist, and Who’s Simply Deranged?

By | July 18th, 2016|Extremism, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — In December 2014, a middle-aged man driving a car in Dijon, France, mowed down more than a dozen pedestrians within 30 minutes, occasionally shouting Islamic slogans from his window.

The chief prosecutor in Dijon described the attacks, which left 13 injured but no one dead, as

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