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Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Dying of whiteness’

It’s called “Dying of Whiteness” and it is a deep dive into a provocative thesis: that white conservative voters, driven by fear of, and antipathy toward “others,” support policies against …


Rep. Matt Shea links to white nationalist website, defends running background checks on political opponents

Fuming after a new round of headlines about his interactions with far-right activists, state Rep. Matt Shea directed his 4,600 Facebook followers to an obscure Australian website that traffics in …


Racist propaganda targets diversity event at North Idaho College

Postcards and flyers espousing racist conspiracy theories were distributed at North Idaho College and at least one nearby neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene, with some materials targeting the college’s fourth annual …


White nationalist’s harassment led a black female lawmaker to resign. He won’t face charges.

Kiah Morris was standing next to Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan at a news conference on Monday in Bennington, Vermont, taking questions from reporters about the racial harassment she endured …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

House GOP strips Iowa Rep. Steve King of House committee assignments in response to white supremacy remarks

Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.


In robocalls featuring ‘Friends’ theme song, California neo-Nazi Patrick Little says he’s coming to Sandpoint

A California man who has called the Holocaust “a lie” and claims Jews conspired to stop him from winning a U.S. Senate race says he plans to establish a “regional …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Black Lives Matter protest unfolds after white supremacist pleads not guilty to hate crime

A Black Lives Matter protest began in the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after two white men accused of hates crimes pleaded not guilty.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Assault victim recounts alleged attack by white supremacist in Spokane: ‘He’s gonna kill me’

Since leaving North Carolina in 1968, Norris Cooley never thought his life would be in danger because of the color of his skin – until a man with a “white …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime

In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Police make hate crime arrest after ‘skinhead’ suspected of punching black man and shooting his house

A 66-year-old black man was the victim of a seemingly random hate crime Sunday evening


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Coalition plans 10-day march against white supremacy

A multi-racial coalition of faith, student and community activists announced Saturday that they plan to march from Charlottesville, Virginia, to the nation’s capital in response what they called President Donald …


WSU students rally against racism

Several hundred people marched across the Washington State University campus on Saturday evening to denounce racism and call for tougher actions by the WSU administration to curb discriminatory rhetoric.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Veterans of Spokane region’s civil rights confrontations wary of resurgent racism

Longtime activists who have spent decades fighting hate and discrimination in the Spokane region believe President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville has empowered white supremacists.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city’s right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, saying …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

To soothe the nation, George W. Bush famously climbed atop a pile of rubble in New York City to speak through a bullhorn after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Barack …


Democrats risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

ATLANTA – President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

Idaho think tank defends conservative speaker, GOP distances

A libertarian think tank with ties to Idaho’s top Republicans is defending its decision to invite a conservative author criticized for what some have called racist views linking intelligence to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday condemned hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the U.S. was founded and promotes abroad. He also …


Mother of slain protester says she won’t talk to Trump

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Friday that she won’t talk to President Donald Trump because of comments …


Tina Fey returns to ‘Weekend Update’ to talk Charlottesville

Tiny Fey has returned to “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live” to discuss the violence surrounding a white nationalist rally near her alma mater’s campus in Charlottesville.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight

Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney – author of the infamous Dred Scott decision – from …


Romney calls on Trump to address nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Friday called on President Donald Trump to address the nation and apologize for his remarks about Charlottesville, warning of “an unraveling of our national …


Goodman: Tear down white supremacy symbols

Two of Stonewall Jackson’s great-great-grandsons sent a letter to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and that city’s Monument Avenue Commission, encouraging the removal of their famous forebear’s statue.


Cash family: Keep Johnny’s name away from ‘hateful ideology’

The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singer’s name or image.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Confederate memorial in Seattle causes tension

In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Confederate monument on private property in Seattle is causing some tension.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Crapo, Simpson, Risch condemn racist violence; Labrador stays mum

Three of the four members of Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation have spoken out strongly against the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, condemning racism and white supremacy as counter to …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting …


Portland stabbings suspect bragged about killings in patrol car

A man charged with fatally stabbing two men and injuring a third who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade appeared to brag about the attacks as he …


Pepe cartoonist kills off character that became hate symbol

The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol.


James W. Loewen: Civil War revisionism rooted in racism

Donald Trump’s conclusion about Jackson places him in a camp of 1930s historians who called it a “needless war.” That view is a product of its time, and that time …