Tag: Southern Poverty Law Center

Hate Crimes in U.S. Rose to Highest Level in More Than a Decade in 2019

Hate crimes in the United States rose to their highest level in more than a decade last year, while more murders motivated by hate were recorded than ever before, the F.B.I. said on Monday. The sharp rise in homicides driven by hatred — there were 51 last year, according to the F.B.I. — was attributed […]

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Amy Coney Barrett Was ‘Not Aware’ the Group She Spoke For 5 Times Tried to Criminalize Homosexuality

Amy Coney Barrett said during her confirmation hearing Tuesday that she wasn’t aware that the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian group that runs a program where she’s repeatedly lectured, is vehemently opposed to LGBTQ people. “Were you aware of the ADF’s decades-long efforts to recriminalize homosexuality?” Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy asked Barrett, President Donald […]

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Of the Nearly 1,800 Confederate Symbols on Public Land, 59 Have Been Removed Since George Floyd’s Death

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Today I learned that there are, literally, over a thousand Confederate symbols on public land all over America. In recent years, calls have grown for these glorified participation trophies to be removed, calls that have only grown louder in the wake of George Floyd’s death earlier this summer. Advertisement According […]

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Donald Trump’s Coded Message to White-Nationalist “Accelerationists”

Even as his campaign stumbles through these bleak late-summer months, beset by a nationwide health and economic crisis that’s largely of his own making, President Donald Trump is blowing full-bore on his racist dog-whistles. The president has, in recent weeks, accused his Democratic opponent, Vice President Joe Biden, of wanting to destroy “our beautiful suburbs.” […]

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Routine Beatings of Inmates in Alabama Prisons Go Ignored, U.S. Says

One prisoner who died had intracranial bleeding, nose and eye socket fractures and six teeth knocked out. Corrections officers who had brutalized him said he fell from a bunk bed. Another inmate defecated on himself after a guard struck him 19 times with a baton, even though he was handcuffed. And then there was a […]

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