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Southern Poverty Law Center: Hate Map

Each year since 1990, the SPLC has published an annual census of hate groups operating within the United States. The number is a barometer, albeit only one, of the level of hate activity in the country.

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ken Schwencke: Why Don’t People Report Hate Crimes?

It is one of the most striking and curious statistics contained in a recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report on hate crimes in America: 54 percent of the roughly 250,000 … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kareem Tayyar: James Baldwin

I try to imagine you on a night when the moon is full. When the woman you are with did not have to leave the house before you. When the … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Sexton: Amid the Blaring Headlines, Routine Reports of Hate-Fueled Violence

Last Wednesday, July 19, was something of a busy news day. There was word North Korea was making preparations for yet another provocative missile test. The Supreme Court, in its … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: The Way Forward

Declaring, “We choose love,” thousands gathered in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night to honor three victims of a savage hate crime on a local train, the pernicious, inexorable dross of … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Trump is attacking my family. And yours.

When I went back to Llano, Texas for my sister’s funeral a dozen years ago, I was surprised that the Baptist church was full of Latinos. But then I realized … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 21 Comments

Nika Knight: ‘Hate Crime’ Video Shows Truck Plowing Into Indigenous Rights Rally

. People taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Reno, Nevada, for Indigenous Peoples Day and against the Dakota Access Pipeline were plowed down by an 18-year-old male driver in … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mike Schneider: Salem Hill Hymn Sing

“The Angel of Death is abroad in the land, only you can’t always hear the flutter of its wings.” — Winston Churchill, 1944 A screaming comes across the sky like … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

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