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'The Birth of a Nation': A Century Later

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

The first major box office hit charged a staggering $2 admission and reached 50 million people before sound films appeared in 1927. Its millions in profits built Hollywood. Beyond profits, it aimed to educate the public in the values of white supremacy.

Birthers, Then and Now

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The most virulent haters of President Obama have long been called "Birthers." A major historical anniversary we observe this month suggests that the name is far more appropriate than has been realized.

Religious Freedom and Values

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Slayton

What happens when religion violates fundamental American values? Is it possible to use deeply held beliefs in an organized religion to supersede custom or law?

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

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.06.2015 | 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."

Oklahoma Sen. Don Barrington Criticized After 'Hoodie Ban' Outrage

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator's proposal to make it illegal for people to conceal their identity in public is drawing criticism fr...

Jim Crow-Era Shooting Revisited In New Documentary

AP | Jason Dearen | Posted 01.01.2015 | Black Voices

LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) -- On a sticky hot Sunday in August 1952, a wealthy black woman named Ruby McCollum walked through the "colored entrance" of a doc...

KKK Group To Keep Fighting To Join Highway Cleanup Program

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Ku Klux Klan group says it will move forward with its application for a highway cleanup program after a judge ruled the sta...

Fear and Fair Cannot Coexist...

Greg Asbed | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Greg Asbed

Last month's horrific massacre of student human rights activists in Guerrero serves as an awful reminder of why there will be no "Fair Food Program" in the foreseeable future of Mexico's tomato industry...

KKK Anti-Immigration Rally Drowned Out By Counterprotesters

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A KKK anti-immigration protest in North Carolina was drowned out by several hundred counterprotesters, sending a message that the group's recent foray...

The KKK Is Handing Out Candy To Try And Recruit New Members

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — Some residents in northwestern South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking th...

Biracial Woman Talks To KKK Members To Confront Racism Face-To-Face

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.30.2014 | Black Voices

Most people would be afraid to confront a member of the Ku Klux Klan to talk about racism, but one filmmaker has made it her mission to do just that. ...

Black Cop Chronicles His Experience As Undercover KKK Member

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Despite the Ku Klux Klan's haunting history, one black police sergeant risked his life to go undercover as a "Black Klansman." In 1979, Colorado Sp...

Here's Why A Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Is Handing Out KKK Hoods

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey plans to hand out white Ku Klux Klan-style hoods to Wisconsin Republicans as the...

KKK Neighborhood Watch Proposal Makes Town Uneasy

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

By Jeffrey B. Roth GETTYSBURG, Pa., May 1 (Reuters) - When a Missouri-based Ku Klux Klan affiliate dropped leaflets on residents' lawn...

Nation's Oldest Public University Still Has A Building Named After A KKK Leader

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.01.2014 | College

Students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill want the school's trustees to rename Saunders Hall, a building on campus currently titled in ...

KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch Group

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

In response to a string of recent break-ins, the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has given a local Pennsylvania chapter the go-ahe...

Can The KKK Rebrand?

CNN | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices

Pointy hats, white robes, crosses burning, bodies hanging from trees. The images of the Ku Klux Klan are reminders of the nation's ugliest moments ...

Glenn Miller: Now and Then

Frank Islam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Frank Islam

This Glenn Miller's actions have brought great sadness to our nation. His name, however, brings to mind another Glenn Miller. That Glenn Miller's actions have brought great joy to the nation from the 1930s until today.

Kansas City Shooting Suspect Hoped The Next Adolf Hitler Sat In A College Class

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.15.2014 | College

A Missouri State University professor said that he invited Frazier Glenn Miller, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, to speak to his class two years ago so ...

Former KKK Grand Wizard On Jewish Center Shooting Suspect: 'I Wanted Nothing To Do With Him'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Ku Klux Klan member Frazier Glenn Miller -- also known a Frazier Glenn Cross -- is now in police custody for allegedly going on a shooting spre...

Morris Dees and the Kansas City Murders

Laurence Leamer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Dees needs his security, and we as Americans need groups like the SPLC that work with eternal vigilance to protect our liberties against racist thugs and white supremacist militants.

KKK Leader Disputes Hate Group Label: 'We're A Christian Organization'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

The leader of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is tired of “a few rogue Klansmen” ruining the group’s reputation, and arg...

This Is What Ted Nugent And The KKK Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Several residents of Chesterfield County, Virginia have recently received fliers proclaiming members of the Ku Klux Klan are not "enemies of the color...

Viacom Did NOT Want Colbert To Air This

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.02.2015 | Comedy

It may not be on the same scale as Stephen Colbert lashing out against his corporate overlords over Daft Punk, but on Thursday's "Colbert Report," he ...

How Mississippi Burning Helped Get Justice for Slain Civil Rights Workers

Sir Alan Parker | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices
Sir Alan Parker

Sometimes, a film can inspire others to seek and achieve justice 41 years later for those three, very young men who were murdered on that red-dirt road in Mississippi.