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White Supremacists Are Increasingly Using Public Banners

By | March 15th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

White supremacists are increasingly hanging banners in public places, such as from highway overpasses and rooftops, to promote their views, according to a report released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

“While white supremacists have been using banners for some time, the number of banners deployed in the

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National School Walkout: Thousands Protest Against Gun Violence Across the U.S.

By | March 15th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

A month ago, hundreds of teenagers ran for their lives from the hallways and classrooms of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff had been shot to death.

On Wednesday, driven by the conviction that they should never have to run from guns

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A Former Neo-Nazi Lays Bare the Campus Strategy of White Supremacists

By | March 15th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Christian Picciolini spent his teens and early 20s handing out hate literature at punk-rock concerts, chanting the American neo-Nazi creed at rallies, and beating up black kids in his suburban Chicago neighborhood.

He was a “white power” skinhead who devoured the racism of The Turner Diaries and toured the United States — and Germany — with

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California Department of Education rules teacher’s use of anti-Muslim materials in class was discriminatory

By | March 8th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The California Department of Education has ruled that a middle school teacher in Ventura County presented material about Islamic Sharia Law that was discriminatory and biased.

In January, the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles chapter filed an appealon behalf of a Ventura County family whose son received instructional material taken from an anti-Muslim website

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Lawyers for Mexican journalist blame his detention in the U.S. on Trump’s ‘anti-Mexican bias’

By | March 7th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Lawyers for a Mexican journalist being held in a U.S. immigrant detention center are demanding his release, saying President Trump’s frequent attacks on Mexicans and journalists are evidence that the man is a victim of discrimination.

In a writ of habeas corpus

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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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The American Campus, Under Siege: Now under fire from an array of forces on the right, colleges must learn how to weather the attacks

By | March 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When hundreds of torch-wielding white supremacists ended up on the University of Virginia campus last August, it wasn’t because they were lost.

The public university was an easy target for a group of far-right-wingers who wanted to take the fight to the heart of Blue America. They would use guerrilla tactics against an institution that, while

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