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Orchestrated Distrust of Voting System Could Harm Democracy

Cody Lyon | Posted 10.14.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the night of the first 2016 presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on September 26, I met a friend at his place for a quick bite before we headed to watch the event at an East Village bar.

No, Black Lives Matter Is Not A Hate Group And There Isn't A Double Standard

Brian C. Bush | Posted 09.13.2016 | Black Voices
Brian C. Bush

While most recognize "White Lives Matter" as a thin-veil covering horrid, racist ideologies, many (too many) insist that a double-standard for critique exists.

'The Trump Effect': Hatred, Fear And Bullying On The Rise In Schools

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - It was only a matter of time before kids started picking up the aggressive, divisive language that's become a hallmark of the 2016 presid...

Montana Receives Prime Time TV Exposure for Attractive Scenery and Repellent White Supremacy

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

This majestic mountain setting attracts many gun-owning libertarians who rightly cherish the freedom of speech without which our liberties would perish. In addition, it has attracted a small community of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.

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...

Conservative Politicians Downplay Terrorism Threat From the Far Right

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Phillip Martin

Extremists from America's far right wing have carried out well over half of the deadliest terror attacks on American soil since 9/11. Experts on terrorism agree, but argue that some conservative politicians downplay this fact. The question is why?

Kansas Secretary of State Attends a White Nationalist Event, Doesn't Seem to Care

Anu Joshi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Anu Joshi

If anyone had a legitimate question about the racist underpinnings of Kobach's anti-immigrant activism, his association with white nationalists certainly clarifies things.

Black Churches In Four States Have Been Destroyed By Fire In The Past Week

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion

At least four predominantly black churches have caught fire in the last week, including at least three that have been the subject of arson, the Southe...

Alabama Judge's Grandstanding Over Same-Sex Marriage Is Pure Demagoguery

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

This morning, we filed an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and state judges to defy federal law and continue to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages.

George Wallace Jr's Attack on Selma

Laurence Leamer | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media
Laurence Leamer

Wallace made his choice, and these days people in Alabama for the most part want to forget George C. Wallace.

A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Tell Congress to Mix It Up

Maureen Costello | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Maureen Costello

Here's what we've learned after 12 years of doing Mix: When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and mis-perceptions can fall away. That sounds like a good goal for all of us, including our elected representatives.

Ryan Rainey

REPORT: Anti-Gay Groups Promote Hate In Belize | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

American anti-gay groups have turned their attention away from politics at home and are now focused on restricting the rights of the LGBT community in...

New Report Shows Troubling Signs About Right-Wing Hate

Salon | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

While the more mainstream anti-government Tea Party movement faded from view as the GOP co-opted it in the past few years, the action has moved to the...

The Walls Are Closing In On The Ex-Gay Industry

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

In 1998 fifteen religious-right organizations launched a huge advertising campaign to promote "pray away the gay" programs. Anti-gay activist Robert Knight called it the "the Normandy landing in the larger cultural wars." But things didn't quite work out as Knight had hoped.

Joseph Farah's Pack of Lies

Terry Krepel | Posted 11.10.2012 | Media
Terry Krepel

What does it say about the credibility of a "news" organization when its leader has been caught in lie after lie?

Anti-gay Organizations Exploit and Fundraise in Wake of Attack

Herndon Graddick | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Herndon Graddick

The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero. The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.

Is It Christian To Be Anti-Gay?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

While these groups may do some excellent work with Christian charities, their primary focus is on fighting to have the rights of LGBT people denied. But over the years they've been able to frame what it is they do with those "pro-family" and "Christian" modifiers.

An Open Letter To Tony Perkins Of The Family Research Council: Let's Talk About Hate

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my post last week, I stated that no one should be exploiting the tragic FRC shooting for political gain. That's why I and many others are greatly disappointed by the press conference you held last week, and I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to have a public discussion with me about hate.

Why Aren't We More Worried About White Power Extremists?

Ted Hesson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Crime
Ted Hesson

Part of preventing another tragedy like this will require an honest assessment of what constitutes a terroristic threat. We need to give credence to the risks posed by domestic extremist groups.

Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers

Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay Christian group, is calling on parents to pull their children out of classrooms led by any teacher who supp...

What's Even More Worrying Than Charging Teens for Fake Facebook Profiles

Adam Goldstein | Posted 09.30.2012 | Crime
Adam Goldstein

Earlier this week, the Student Press Law Center covered a story out of Texas involving two young teens being charged for making a fake Facebook profile. Now, we have no idea if the girls are even still in custody, or have had a hearing of any kind.

Virginia Republican: Obama's 'Evolution Comment Gives Evolutionists A Bad Name'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Republican official in a suburban Northern Virginia county has moved beyond criticizing Florida pirate festivals for their "invasion" ...

Poison in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The growth in hate groups and the use of their divisive and negative language in the mainstream political and media arena is cause for national alarm.

D.C. Blogger Makes Misogyny Watch List

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Washington City Paper caught up with Roosh Vörek -- Roosh V on the Internet -- in 2008, he was 29 years old, living in his dad's b...