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Hate Crimes

Sparkman: Casualty of Methland, USA? Or Victim of Anti-Government Bile?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.

Joseph Christopher Rocha: Gay Sailor's Abuse To Be Reviewed By Navy

Youth Radio | Rachel Krantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After Youth Radio exposed a culture of hazing, including psychological and physical abuse, at a U.S. Navy canine unit in Bahrain, the nation's top Nav...

You're No David Dinkins

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

As this summer has reminded us, race remains a more insidious and pervasive issue than some of us realized and may have a greater impact on Obama's fate in 2010 and 2012 than it did in 2008.

Ted Kennedy: Fearless Leader in the Fight against Hate Crime

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul LeGendre

Kennedy compared hate crimes to "acts of domestic terrorism" and worked tirelessly to pass hate crimes legislation in the Senate.

The Uninsured Has a Black Face -- White Ambivalence Is Obama's Struggle

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Yale professor, John Dovidio, does not feel the ongoing protests, name calling and Hitler labels by white protesters are hate, but a fight by whites struggling to defend and maintain their position and status.

Mediocre Grade for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Latest Report

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

Instead of providing readers with a systematic analysis and hard data supporting its warning about a growing threat, the SPLC's report was chocked full of vague generalities and unnamed sources.

Hate Groups Bank on Obama to Swell Their Ranks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The angry faces and the fist-shaking at the health care town halls today could provide a fertile recruiting ground for new more vocal and visible anti-government groups.

Mission Creep and the Southern Poverty Law Center's Misguided Focus

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

Mission creep occurs when an organization strays beyond its original purpose and engages in actions antithetical to its goals. Rather than monitoring hate groups, the Southern Poverty Law Center has become one.

The Hungarian Government Must Step Up Its Efforts to Stop Hate Crimes Against Roma

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

Violence against Roma in Hungary is occurring against a backdrop of widespread marginalization of Roma communities, discrimination, and anti-Roma rhetoric expressed by some public officials.

Woman-Hating and the LA Fitness Massacre: Hate Crimes Against Women

Louise Marie Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Marie Roth

This was a hate crime against women. Don't fall into the trap of thinking that Sodini was just a lone psychopath: his hatred of women was based on his sense of masculine entitlement.

Could Obama Be Overthrown?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

There may be a garden outside the Oval Office but there is a minefield inside it.

Lessons of Hate in the Bible Belt

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Any gay student at Grandfield High School has been taught a dubious lesson. They have learned they better keep quiet until they are old enough to leave town.

The Unteachable Lesson: Can We Learn From Gates and Crowley?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Whether he likes it or not, Gates stands as America's new 21st Century Poster Child for "racial profiling."

Biden's Big Chance: Kyiv Visit Offers Opportunity to Combat Racist Violence in Ukraine

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

Mr. Biden should take this opportunity to encourage the Ukrainian government to take practical and concrete steps to strengthen its response to hate crime.

Hate Crimes Law Expansion Passes Senate

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — People attacked because of their sexual orientation or gender would receive federal protections under a Senate-approved measure tha...

Ilan Halimi Murder Trial Appeal Seeks Harsher Sentences

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a rare move, French prosecutors may appeal their own successful conviction of 14 gang members who were found guilty of the 2006 torture and murder ...

Holder Pushes Hate Crime Bill in Wake of Recent Wave of Hate

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Hate has always been present. But the recent spike in violence against immigrants is being fanned by the flames of the anger and hateful rhetoric being voiced in the debate over immigration.

A Place for Human Rights at the U.S -Russia Summit

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Next week Obama meets with President Medvedev in Moscow. It would be a mistake to let human rights concerns go unaddressed, since the incidence of racist attacks there has grown by 15 percent.

NYC Anti-Gay Violence Rises: Report

Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Following a gay pride weekend marked by hate-motivated violence, advocates in New York City plan a press conference on Wednesday morning to ...

Sigourney Weaver And Cast Of Prayers For Bobby Offer Hope To LGBT Youth

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

Service comes in many forms. In my article last week I discussed how positive images in television are serving LGBT youth. As Pride month comes to c...

Are the Culture Wars Back?

Rachel Laser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Laser

An overwhelmingly popular President and a rising chorus of Americans are imploring policymakers to replace the culture wars with culture discussions. In this new moment, engaging in partisan warfare seems simply passé.

South Africa: Xenophobia Still Common, Criminals Go Free

Mail & Guardian Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"My worry is that my children are going to be slaves because they won't have anything. These foreign people come to South Africa with nothing, but tom...

Democracy's Paradox

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Wanna hear a good Holocaust joke? Or a rib-tickler about lynching? How about starving Ethiopians? You'll bust a gut. I spent an eerie couple of hours...

How Can I Be Loved for Hating Everybody?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The world is changing way too fast. A year ago we thought Hillary Clinton might get elected. Television pundits repeatedly asked us if we were ready...

The Bloody Truth Behind Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

It's time we confront the fact that behind violently anti-immigrant and supremacist rhetoric is a real urge and a real encouragement for actual violence.