Hate Groups

March 15, 2019 - 6:53 am
SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was angry about attacks in Europe that...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, file photo, Morris Dees with the Southern Poverty Law Center, right, listens during a news conference, at the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss. The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a nationally known nonprofit that monitors hate organizations, said Thursday, March 14, 2019, it had fired co-founder Morris Dees, who once won a lawsuit that bankrupted a leading Ku Klux Klan group. (Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger via AP, File)
March 15, 2019 - 10:53 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The high-profile firing of the co-founder of a liberal group best known for monitoring hate organizations is only the latest trouble for the nonprofit, which got its start handling civil rights cases in the Deep South. At least three lawsuits filed by U.S. conservatives are...
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A police officer patrols at a cordon near a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days," as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 6:52 am
The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque during Friday prayers in an assault that killed 49 people used rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal. These details highlight the toxic beliefs behind an unprecedented,...
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In this March 12, 2019, photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Debate in Congress over Israel and anti-Semitism is providing President Donald Trump an opening to appeal to Jewish American voters (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 13, 2019 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't get enough of Rep. Ilhan Omar. As Democrats try to turn the page after the freshman lawmaker's remarks, criticized by some as anti-Semitic, ignited an embarrassing intra-party fight, the Republican president is trying to prolong and weaponize the issue...
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Director of the Valentine museum Bill Martin gestures as he looks over one of the proposals for changes to Confederate statues on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A new exhibit in Richmond showcases designs and ideas on what to do with Richmond's Confederate monuments. Local artists hope the exhibit will spark conversations about how to accurately document the city's history while not glorifying Confederate leaders. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 09, 2019 - 8:39 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era. The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walks to the chamber Thursday, March 7, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House was preparing to vote on a resolution to speak out against, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, "anti-Semitism, anti-Islamophobia, anti-white supremacy and all the forms that it takes," an action sparked by remarks from Omar. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year's...
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FILE-In this Thursday, June 14, 2012 file photo, James Stern of Jackson, Miss., at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. One of the largest and oldest neo-Nazi groups in the U.S. appears to have an unlikely new leader: Stern, a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 02, 2019 - 2:34 pm
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A black activist said he has taken the helm of what has been billed as one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups to put it out of business. Corporate records show James Stern of Moreno Valley, California, is now president of the National Socialist Movement. He...
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FILE-In this Thursday, June 14, 2012 file photo, James Stern of Jackson, Miss., at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. One of the largest and oldest neo-Nazi groups in the U.S. appears to have an unlikely new leader: Stern, a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 02, 2019 - 8:09 am
One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the...
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Protesters and state troopers stand off in the Tennessee Capitol during a demonstration calling for the removal of a bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early Ku Klux Klan leader in Nashville, Tenn, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)
February 28, 2019 - 7:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two African-American activists were arrested Thursday, the final day of Black History Month, while demanding lawmakers remove a bust from the state Capitol of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early Ku Klux Klan leader. The protest followed a tense news conference...
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February 26, 2019 - 3:50 pm
There's a growing debate among Democratic White House hopefuls over how far to go in criticizing President Donald Trump as racist. Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells The Associated Press that Trump is a racist because of his views on voting rights and his rhetoric after the 2017 violent white supremacist...
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