Tag: SPLC

Breitbart and the Alt-Right's Attempt to Go Mainstream

The campaign and subsequent election of President Donald Trump have made hate groups and words more mainstream. And Breitbart News seems to be attempting to assimilate, too. Steve Bannon, former head of Breitbart before being tapped as Trump’s chief strategist, previously described the publication as “the platform for the alt-right.”…

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…