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Tea Party and Trump Supporters Can't Accept People Like Jorge Ramos and Barack Obama as Americans

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We didn't constantly see signs expressing bigotry at Gore, Kerry, or Dean rallies. And that's the difference. When the tea party talks about taking their country back, it's about more than politics alone.

Point-by-Point Takedown of an Anti-Gay Infomercial

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

The anti-gay Family Research Council has a new video about how the gays are ruining everything, what with their pesky marrying and buying of cakes and, well, simply existing. And this video isn't just a video -- it's part of a crafty advertising campaign.

David Lohr

The Racist Police E-Mails You Didn't Read | David Lohr | Posted 06.29.2015 | Crime

The release of racist and offensive emails by city officials in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off a firestorm of criticism across the country this week,...

GOP Racial Woes and 2016

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Within the GOP, there's been some ugly rhetoric on issues of race and authority, but that's quite frankly nothing new; what is new, however, is the magnitude of the problem they have been creating for themselves. What is this laundry list, and how will it be affected by the run to 2016?

Christina Wilkie

Steve Scalise Skipped Selma For Posh Conservative Retreat | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As top lawmakers and civil rights leaders gathered in Selma, Alabama, earlier this month to commemorate the civil rights movement, House...

Let's Get Rid of Black History Month

Joel Christian Gill | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
Joel Christian Gill

Black people epitomize the rags to riches, bootstrap mentality that is the American mythos. In a few generations, black people went from property to politicians, professors, doctors and lawyers. So, why would we celebrate this group of people for a mere 28 (or sometimes 29) days a year?

Former KKK Leader David Duke Says He May Run Against Steve Scalise

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said Wednesday that he was considering running against Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as the congressman tries to di...

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Groups Ask For Meeting With Steve Scalise | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of two prominent civil rights groups have asked House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) to meet with them to explain his 2...

Bill O'Reilly Got Angry With Former KKK Leader David Duke

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media

On Monday night's episode of "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly got into a heated discussion with former Ku Klux Klan leader and Republican Louisian...

Hey GOP, Please Keep Steve Scalise at the Top of Your Junk Pile

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Leave him up there as a glaring symbol of what your party stands for. Let Americans know who you support. Who you defend. Who you reward with power. Who you call a "man of character."

Jennifer Bendery

White House: GOP Support For Steve Scalise 'Says A Lot' About Party's Values | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest isn't making life any easier for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who has become embr...

Steve Scalise Gets Backing Of GOP In White Supremacist Controversy

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are closing ranks behind the No. 3 House GOP leader, Steve Scalise, as the party aims to move past the contro...

Former KKK Leader Threatens To Expose Other Politicians With White Supremacist Ties

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke issued a warning to Republicans who have criticized House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) for speaking to a ...

Scalise's Dark Knight Casts a Shadow

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Despite the House Republican leadership's vigorous defense of Scalise Tuesday on the notion that the appearance was a regrettable, long ago, solitary honest mistake by a decent public servant important, uncomfortable questions remain.

Dem Rep. 'Enormously Disappointed' In Steve Scalise

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said she's "enormously disappointed" in reports that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke at a conference...

Stephanie Grace: Scalise's Pitch To Duke Supporters Seems Plausible

The New Orleans Advocate | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

This is what I remember about the first time I met Steve Scalise nearly 20 years ago: He told me he was like David Duke without the baggage. I was ...

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner Backs Steve Scalise Amid Controversy Over White Supremacist Meeting | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is throwing a lifesaver to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R) as the Louisiana congressman faces ...

Mollie Reilly

Majority Whip Steve Scalise Struggles To Distance Himself From David Duke | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), whose office has been beating back criticism about a speech he gave at a 2002 gathering hoste...

Mollie Reilly

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Spoke At White Supremacist Conference In 2002 | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

Twelve years before he was elected by his colleagues as House majority whip, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke at a conference hosted by the white supr...

New Republican Whip Allegedly Addressed Supremacist Group in 2002

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Steve Scalise is facing questions about allegations that he was a featured speaker at a conference by EURO, an international hate group, in 2002. How Scalise handles this current controversy remains to be seen, but it could be potentially important to a party that seeks to make inroads with African-Americans and Latinos in coming elections.

Meet Maryland's White Nationalist 'David Duke' GOP Candidate

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

White nationalists from the League of the South -- the premier neo-Confederate group -- are hailing the recent Republican primary victory of Maryland's Michael Peroutka -- who won his party's nomination in an Anne Arundel County Council race, as well as a seat on the GOP Central Committee there -- as "a political victory for us."

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

The Linguistic Legacy of American Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

For all the legacies that American politics has bequeathed to the world, one that rarely gets acclaim is its linguistic legacy. Many words that originated from American politics have permeated our general lexicon.

The Next Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.20.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

It is incumbent upon all good people who reject hateful conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism to stand up and speak out, so that these unacceptable views remain marginalized and relegated to the far fringes of society and the darkest corners of cyberspace.

For Real White Supremacists: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

For many, an election, even a losing one, is an opportunity to congratulate the victor and stand in awe of the beauty of our democratic system. But for white nationalists, the impact of President Obama's success was not a happy occasion.