Tag: Southern Poverty Law Center

Trump's Anti-Semitism Response 'Too little, too late'

President Donald Trump’s delayed response to condemn a national rise in anti-Semitism was met with criticism from civil rights groups. “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root…

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,…

Neo-Nazis: 'Donald Trump is setting us free'

A new move by President Donald Trump’s administration would remove white nationalists and other hate groups from extremism databases, an act being praised by groups of neo-Nazis. According to a Reuters report published last week, “The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter…

'The Trump Effect': The Election's Negative Impact on Students

The presidential election has had a significantly negative effect on students across the new country, many educators believe, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). More than 10,000 school workers, including teachers, administrators and even counselors responded to the survey. According to the SPLC, the…

Post-Election Hate Crimes Roughly Seven Times Higher than Average

Hate incidents have occurred in record numbers since Election Day, with a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) calculating roughly seven times the weekly average according to the FBI’s 2015 hate crimes report. Earlier this month, the FBI released its annual hate crimes report, revealing that 5,818…

Hate Incidents Seven Times More Common in Post-Election Week

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a report on Friday revealing that it has collected 701 incidents of hate in the week directly following the election, from November 9 to November 16. Also on Friday, the FBI released its annual hate crimes report, revealing that 5,818 single-bias incidents occurred…

NY Attorney General Calls for Vigilance on Hate Crimes

In light of the recent surge in hate crimes across the country, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging law enforcement to identify and prosecute those that occur. Schneiderman held a meeting with civil rights leaders Thursday to discuss the sharp increase in hate crimes, which the Southern Poverty…

College Campuses Erupt in Hate Incidents

Following the election of Donald Trump on November 9, incidents of “hateful intimidation and harassment” have occurred in record numbers, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). As of November 14 the group has collected 437 reports just since the election. “Since Donald Trump won the election we’ve seen…

White Supremacist To Serve in Top White House Role

The man considered by many to be a de-facto leader of the white supremacist alt-right movement is now the second-most powerful man in the White House. President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday appointed Breitbart chairman Stephen Bannon to serve as his chief strategist and senior counselor a decision that was widely…