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Violent #WhiteSupremacy is nothing new, especially in America

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” In a darker vein, the arc of bigotry and hatred is long, but it inevitably bends toward violence. And there’s no shortage of violence by right-wing terrorists these days. The terrorist attack by a white supremacist […]

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Trump’s legacy: Hate groups are at an all-time high

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center tells us what we already suspected when we see and read news reports: There are a record number of hate groups in the United States, driven by both shifting demographics and Trumped-up fears of immigration. The SPLC gives us the discouraging numbers both on its website […]

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The racist stain of Trump’s presidency

Whatever happens to Donald Trump, however long it takes before he’s out of office, there’s one area where it will be hard to stop the spread of his poisonous politics: his stoking of racial hatred. Trump and Republicans keep trying to turn the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, allegedly done by an immigrant […]

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Austin bomber is finally called a domestic terrorist. It’s about time.

It took the police long enough. Police in Austin, Texas, have finally admitted that the man who terrorized the city for 19 days by sending package bombs was a terrorist. The series of bombings rocked the city. The explosions killed two people and injured several more. Frightened residents were told to stay inside and avoid […]

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Sorry, Trump: Biggest U.S. terror threats come from white supremacists

The Trump administration is trying to peddle tired stories and false conclusions about foreign-born terrorists as a way to argue against immigration, but these numbers are real: The most terrorist deaths in this country are committed by U.S.-born, right-wing white supremacists. A new report from the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism finds that the number […]

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Former white supremacists now living Life After Hate

What do you do when you’ve seen the light about white supremacy and racial hatred? In the case of these ex-white supremacist activists, you make amends for your past work in the neo-Nazi movement by forming a group to fight against the hatred you used to stand for. Christian Picciolini is a co-founder of the […]

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How to fight white supremacy: Charlottesville, SPLC offer blueprints

The rise of white supremacy in the United States, with Donald Trump as its head cheerleader, has heightened tensions across the country. The “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the killing of Heather Heyer when a neo-Nazi rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, has spurred marches, vigils, and actions nationwide to […]

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Clinton’s slam of Trump’s alt-right embrace is true ‘pivot’ of 2016

In a scathing yet 100 percent accurate speech, Hillary Clinton calmly served notice that the people of this country are sick of the racist rhetoric coming from Donald Trump. We’ve had enough. We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore. It’s been more than a year since the Orange Menace descended […]

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Trump, the GOP, and the shrinking white voter problem

Donald Trump, apparently running for racist-in-chief as well as narcissist-in-chief, has committed outrages during his campaign that would have disqualified any other politician. Yet his poll numbers keep rising, and he never seems to pay a price for his insults. It’s more than just being “Teflon Don.” He’s tapped into the id of the “ugly […]

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Biggest U.S. terror threats from right wing, not Islam

A new study confirms what many U.S. police officers already know: There are more killings in this country by white supremacists and other right-wing extremists than by Muslim terrorists. According to the latest data in the study from the New America Foundation, right-wing extremists have killed 48 people in the United States since the attacks […]

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