Tag: Southern Poverty Law Center

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…

ACLU to Trump: 'We'll see you in court'

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a special message for president elect Donald Trump: its members are ready to fight. Should President-elect Donald Trump attempt to implement his unconstitutional campaign promises, we’ll see him in court. — ACLU National (@ACLU) November 9, 2016 The day after the election, ACLU…

NAACP in Houston Denounces 'White Lives Matter' Protest

The local White Lives Matter group is connected to the Aryan Renaissance Society, a neo-Nazi group. By Sheryl Estrada KTRK-TV Houston At the NAACP Houston headquarters on Monday, chapter members, community groups and civil rights groups spoke to the public condemning the White Lives Matter protest that took place on…

Trump Revels in Neo-Nazi Support

It appears that, in example after example, Donald Trump likes being liked by neo-Nazis. Over the weekend Trump once again tweeted a white supremacist dog whistle, something he’s done several times throughout his presidential campaign. This time it was an image of Hillary Clinton looking proud, over a background of…

Funding Prejudice: Islamophobic Groups Net More Than $205 Million

A new report finds groups perpetuating prejudice against Muslims, some even having political ties, have increased revenue since 2008. By Sheryl Estrada (YouTube) “Confronting Fear,”a report released last week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Center for Race and Gender at University of California, Berkeley, found 33 U.S.-based…

Trump Delegates Include Racists and Criminals

Trump’s selected delegates for the Republican National Convention include racists, white supremacists and alleged sexual predators. Los Angeles attorney William Johnson was among those selected but resigned last week. Johnson is the head of the white nationalist American Freedom Party. Classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) under its…

Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly Over Mississippi

Mississippi House and Senate bills that would change the state’s current flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag, all died this past Tuesday due to not having enough support. Various proposals on file included taking submissions for flag ideas from colleges and universities, reinstating the previous Magnolia Tree flag and…

Georgia Lawmaker: KKK 'not so much a racist thing'

The Ku Klux Klan “made a lot of people straighten up,” Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) said last week in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Further, the Klan “was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order,” according to Benton. Benton,…

Court Rules Being Gay Not a Disorder

A New Jersey judge last month handed down a landmark decision that marked the first time a U.S. court found that homosexuality is not a disease or disorder. A jury in New Jersey last summer reached a unanimous verdict finding that a firm that promised to convert young gay men…