White Supremacy

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Spike Lee Is Tired of Asking If Trump Likes People of Color

“Why are we still asking is this guy a White supremacist? It’s not even a question anymore.”

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'White Power' Graffiti Found Near Civil Rights Movement Landmark Destroyed By Fire

The Highlander Center for Research and Education, which hosted Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., says the fire was intentionally set. 

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Facebook Bans White Nationalism Following Pressure From Civil Rights Groups

The social media platform says it will begin removing all posts and comments that support White nationalist and separatist ideology.

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EXCERPT: Kenrya Rankin and Akiba Solomon Tackle White Supremacy in New Book

In this selection from “How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance,” Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin explore the pervasiveness of structural racism and the many ways Black people inch us closer to collective freedom.

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Comcast Fires Proud Boy Employee After Activist Outcry

The Media Mobilizing Project and allies called on Philadelphia’s biggest corporation to fire Andrew Kovalic.

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Coalition Demands Internet Companies 'Change the Terms' to Fight Hate

Over 40 advocacy groups lay out a policy package intended to help communications corporations preserve a free internet while stopping White supremacists from curbing vulnerable communities’ free speech.

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'Heavy' Author Kiese Laymon Is Not Here to Titillate You

With his new memoir ,”Heavy,” the Mississippi author and professor charts a childhood filled with trauma, fear, violence and secrets. Here’s why he revealed so very much about his family, friends and hometown.

 

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Failed White Supremacist Rally Actually Unites Anti-Racist Activists

With just two dozen supporters on the ground in Washington, D.C.—and thousands of counter-protesters in the streets—the Unite the Right 2 rally was basically over before it began.

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Was It Racist for Facebook to Take Down a Page Opposing the 'Unite the Right 2' March?

Facebook says it took down the “Say No to Unite the Right 2-DC” event page because of its ties to a Russian troll farm. Black Lives Matter DC activist April Goggans calls b.s. 

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Will Independent Trumpists Ride Again?

Plagued by infighting and cancelled gigs, the alt-right has been quiet lately. But as we approach the first anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, some groups are back in the streets.

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Activists Demand Amazon Stop Selling White Supremacist Merchandise

The actions come on the heels of a report released this month that says the Seattle-based company’s “inadequate and poorly enforced policies” have made the sale of these items on its website possible.

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Spike Lee on 'BlacKkKlansman': It's Not 'Just a History Lesson'

The director talked to The New York Times about the contemporary relevance of his film, which follows a Black cop who infiltrated a Ku Klux Klan chapter in the 1970s.

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LISTEN: Why Does the Media Have So Much Trouble Covering Racists?

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on “Face the Racist Nation”: “When you make it about ignorance, you’re also making it about individual people and you’re not making it about power and policy and structures and systems.”

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The New Normal: White Supremacists Remove Their Hoods

Have we hit rock bottom yet?

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Counter-Protest Overshadows 'White Lives Matter' Rally, Forces Cancellation

White hate group members and supporters met significant opposition from anti-racist demonstrators at “White Lives Matter” gathering in Tennessee.

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Troops Say White Nationalism is Greater Threat to Nation Than ISIS Conflicts

And nearly half of troops of color surveyed said White nationalism is thriving in the nation’s military.

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White Supremacists Charged With Attempted Homicide for Shooting at Richard Spencer Protesters

Gainesville, Florida police say the three men first harrassed people at the University of Florida speech before firing a shot at them. 

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Florida Declares State of Emergency Ahead of White Nationalist Event

National Policy Institute leader Richard Spencer is scheduled to give a speech at the University of Florida.

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City of Charlottesville and Activists Sue White Supremacist Leaders

The new filings accuse Richard Spencer, Christopher Cantwell and a variety of other White supremacist leaders of physical and emotional harm due to their roles in August’s deadly “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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After Being Beaten By White Supremacists in Charlottesville, DeAndre Harris Charged With Felony

It’s virtually the same charge that was handed out to the men who beat him in an instantly-viral video.