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To protect and slur: Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia

By | June 14th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Hundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from across the United States are members of Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups on Facebook, a Reveal investigation has found.

These cops have worked at every level of American law enforcement, from tiny, rural sheriff’s departments to the largest agencies in the country, such as the

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How male supremacy led to the shooting in a Tallahassee yoga studio

By | June 7th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

TALLAHASSEE — The first thing Kate Pierson did after unlocking the yoga studio that November afternoon was set the mood, plugging in the soothing waterfall, selecting a cheery lemongrass oil for the scent diffuser. The thermostat was turned up to 98 for the 5:30 class.

Hot Yoga Tallahassee was styled as a calming haven for a

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Synagogue Shooting Keeps Religious Leaders on Edge: ‘No One Should Be Gunned Down in Worship’

By | April 29th, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

POWAY, Calif. — The rabbi had just finished comforting a congregant as she prepared to say the traditional prayer for the dead in honor of her mother when a loud crack rang out in his synagogue.

It was about halfway through the Sabbath service on Saturday when a gunman turned what was

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Anti-Semitism Is Back, From the Left, Right and Islamist Extremes. Why?

By | April 4th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

BERLIN — Swastikas daubed on a Jewish cemetery in France. An anti-Semitic political campaign by Hungary’s far-right government. Labour lawmakers in Britain quitting their party and citing ingrained anti-Semitism. A Belgian carnival float caricatures Orthodox Jewssitting on bags of money.

And that was just the past

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Hateful Propaganda From White Supremacists Spreads

By | March 15th, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

White supremacist groups have ramped up their use of propaganda to spread racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic messages, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

The ADL recorded 1,187 incidents of white supremacist propaganda throughout the U.S. in 2018, up from 421 incidents in 2017. The group defines propaganda as the use of fliers, stickers,

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Neo-Nazi group’s leader is Southern California black man who vows to dissolve it

By | March 1st, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

One of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it.

Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group’s defense against a lawsuit.

The NSM

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‘HATE IS JUST EXHAUSTING’: GROWING UP WITH—AND RUNNING AWAY FROM—THE KU KLUX KLAN

By | November 29th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual hate crime report, reporting that the number of hate crimes committed in 2017 was 17 percent higher than the previous year. Although the FBI’s report does not offer any explanation for this increase, the role of white nationalism is apparent, especially when considering

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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
(Story quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin)

By | November 5th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations center in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence

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(Story quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin)

Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers

By | October 30th, 2018|Education, Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

When the threatening letters started to arrive, Albert Ponce stopped letting his daughter touch the mail.

Ponce, a political science professor at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his wife didn’t know how to explain to their 9-year-old that her father was receiving death threats. “Only Mom and Dad can touch the

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