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Notorious Hatemonger's Embrace of Trump Presents Stark Choice Going Forward

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Mr. Trump, the presumed Republican Presidential Candidate just had yet another white nationalist extremist re-enter his campaign's orbit, and this is a big deal.

How Trump Is Inspiring A New Generation Of White Nationalists

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The gathering on the eighth-floor rotunda of the federal government’s Ronald Reagan Building looked, at first glance, like any other S...

Anti-Latino Hate Groups Stump for Trump

Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millan | Posted 03.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millan

If Trump becomes the Republican candidate for president, Latinos have the potential to stop him from entering the White House. But the possibility of this becoming a reality depends on the degree to which Latinos electorally mobilize and what Democrats have to offer them.

Donald Trump Under Fire For Waffling On The KKK

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics

Prominent political figures across the spectrum on Monday criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the billionaire seemed reluc...

Hate Groups And Extremism Grew In 2015

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump earned the dubious honor Wednesday of appearing on the cover of the Southern Poverty Law Center's annual report on extremis...

2015 Saw A 14 Percent Rise In Hate Groups

Washington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

America is getting angrier. For the first time in five years, the number of hate groups in the United States rose in 2015, according to a new report f...

When Anti-Semites Use Jews to Further Their Cause

Elliott Hamilton | Posted 01.12.2016 | College
Elliott Hamilton

Dr. Norman Finkelstein, a disgraced academic who was denied tenure at DePaul University, attended a panel at Boston University's Students for Justice ...

Why America Should Thank Donald Trump

Nora Turriago | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Nora Turriago

Trump has learned how to channel this so-called passion to appeal to a specific demographic that has, in turn, propelled him to the front lines of the Republic Party. Unfortunately, that passion is fueled by the dangerous concoction of hate, anger, and ignorance

Biggest Threat on U.S. Soil: Domestic Right-Wing Extremists

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There have, indeed, been a handful of executed or attempted terrorist acts carried out by Muslim extremists, in addition to the chilling World Trade Center attacks.

Let's talk about race

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Shawn VanDiver

In South Carolina, we expect our brothers and sisters of color to drive on roads named after Generals who fought to enslave their forefathers. We expect them to live in peace while a symbol of hatred flies at their statehouses. We expect that they stay at home while more and more of their children are being killed in the streets, schools and churches

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

WATCH: What Homophobic Politicians' Recent Rhetoric Has in Common With the Ku Klux Klan's

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Creating rules that hold people down is bigotry no matter how friendly you are about it.

Scalise: Help on the Way to Assess One's Audience

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As House Republicans are "poised for a celebratory takeover of Congress next week," others are trying very hard to spoil the party.

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.

Conference in Berlin Focuses on Rising Anti-Semitism

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

I was a member of a "rainbow" delegation of U.S.-advocacy organizations that came to the conference to emphasize, by our example and our words, that the battle against European anti-Semitism is everyone's fight, not simply a Jewish one. It is also a battle that we, as Americans, cannot ignore.

Globalization of Hatred

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

While it has never been easier to create a web of hatred online and off, it is still possible to harness the power of the Internet, and our network of communities offline, to create a counter insurgency.

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

The Promise of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Morris Dees | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Morris Dees

On this day, let us remember that the march for justice is not over. Our nation is again deeply divided. And there are many who continue to suffer because of deeply embedded bigotry and hate.

Westboro Baptist Church Defeated By Counter Protest

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Central Junior High School in Moore., Okla., on Sunday to picket -- but the people of Moore were n...

Westboro Baptist Responds To Death Of Founder

Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion

After the death of their founder Fred Phelps, members of the Westboro Baptist Church posted a piece on their blog titled, "Your Dashed Hopes:" Fred...

How Should We React To Fred Phelps' Imminent Death?

USA Today | Jolie Lee | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Reports that Fred Phelps, 84, founder of the Topeka, Kan., church known for its anti-gay message and protests of military funerals, is on his de...

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Urges Compassion For Dying Founder

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Fred Phelps, founder of the infamous "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church, is reportedly on his deathbed, leaving behind a legacy of hate, intoler...

Ex-Westboro Baptist Church Member Now Attends Synagogue

Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper have had an emotional journey since 2012, when they left the hate-filled Westboro Baptist "Church" founded by their grand...

Michael McLaughlin

The Biggest, Baddest Bigots Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

The radical right, which was was infused with vim and vigor by President Obama's election, experienced its "first significant decrease" in 2013 since ...

After Years of Increases, Decline In Hate and Anti-Government Groups May Still Be Bad News

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

While there is good news in a reduction in the number of hate groups, those that remain may very well be more dangerous as a sustained core of more radicalized adherents sticks around.