Tag: Election 2016

Hate Groups on the Rise in U.S., with a Tripling of Anti-Muslim Groups

The number of hate groups in the United States reached near-historic highs in 2016, rising for the second straight year, with the amount of anti-Muslim hate groups tripling from 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) annual Year in Hate report released Wednesday. Much of the increased hate,…

Trump Continues Campaign Theatrics at Ohio Rally

After promising to be “a president for all Americans” and calling for unity, President-elect Donald Trump returned to his usual theatrics at a rally in Ohio on Thursday night. His supporters chanted “Build the wall” and “Lock her up,” he attacked “the very dishonest media,” he mocked protesters and he…

'This election WAS rigged,' Activists Say

President-elect Donald Trump’s baseless allegations of “voter fraud” may be problematic for those who have fought for voting rights, activist groups say. Although his claims are not substantive and voter fraud has been debunked in numerous studies, his claims give leverage to political leaders who fought to keep in place…

Thousands Demand Trump Dump Bannon

President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Breitbart Chairman SteveBannon as his chief strategist has caused significant backlash and sparked a call for Trump to rescind his decision. Bannon is known for heading the “alt-right” news site Breitbart, a position he plans to leave as he transitions into his role in the…

Hate Speech, Nazi-Inspired Vandalism Rears Ugly Head in Trump Aftermath

The election of President-elect Donald Trump has emboldened some of his supporters to act out on his campaign rhetoric with impunity. Despite Trump’s call for the nation to come together, many of those who voted for him consider his selection to be mandate. In the immediate aftermath of Trump’s victory,…

CNN's Van Jones: 'White-lash' Against a Changing U.S. Led to Trump's Win

UPDATED: Nov. 10, 2016, 7:50 a.m. ET Jones’ commentary sums up the fear and pain of many Americans as a result of Tuesday’s election a “nightmare.” By Sheryl Estrada Republican candidate Donald Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election. He is the first person to…

Trump Won More Latino Votes than Romney in 2012

Donald Trump secured more Latino votes than Republican candidate Mitt Romney did in his 2012 presidential bid, reports show. According to a CNN exit poll, Trump won 29 percent of the Latino vote, compared to Romney’s 27 percent in 2012. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton failed to win as much support…

In Their Own Words

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Bo Jackson, 62, a schoolteacher and DNC volunteer from Birmingham, Alabama, shared with DiversityInc their opinions of why diversity and inclusion is so important in this year’s election.