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Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an FBI report released Monday.
A renewed push has emerged to rename schools named for Confederate figures amid ongoing nationwide protests over police misconduct and racial injustice.
Republican National Committee delegates approved a resolution condemning the Southern Poverty Law Center, calling the legal advocacy group dedicated to fighting extremism “a far-left organization with an obvious bias.”
A 27-year-old Kennewick man is behind a Change.org petition seeking to classify the white supremacist group as a "terrorist organization."
The Justice Department said Monday that federal prosecutors are weighing possible hate crime charges in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man gunned down after being pursued by two armed white men in a Georgia subdivision.
The immigration court system under the Trump administration has become a “deportation machine,“ two groups said in a lawsuit filed in federal court on Wednesday.
Rapper 21 Savage has donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group that helped him when he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this year.
The first black woman to serve as American University’s student government president is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her.
The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization
The Southern Poverty Law Center fired its co-founder and chief litigator Morris Dees on Wednesday, the civil rights organization announced.
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 capital” in North Idaho. Sandpoint residents this week told The Spokesman-Review they had received a bizarre automated phone message from Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who has called for a United States “free from Jews” and who recently mounted a failed campaign to unseat five-term Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Republican Rep. Paul Gosar is suggesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville was instigated by “the left” and backed by billionaire George Soros.
A Florida-based evangelical ministry is suing a liberal watchdog organization that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights.
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 class and race.
Nooses have appeared recently around the nation’s capital – including the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum – in a rash of incidents that experts say shows the growing use of hate symbols in the U.S. to try to intimidate minorities.
Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.
American hate groups – and particularly anti-Muslim groups – are on the rise, fueled in part by the recent presidential election, according to a new report from a liberal-leaning advocacy group that tracks domestic extremism.
The response to a racial slur at Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center was heartening, but foes of prejudice must remain vigilant.
The Southern Poverty Law Center might have had noble beginnings, but it’s now become mostly a fund-raising organization, Sue Lani Madsen writes.
BOISE – The Idaho State Police reported 31 DUI arrests statewide over last weekend’s Memorial Day holiday, from Friday night through early Tuesday morning. ISP also reported 23 crashes, including one fatality and five causing injuries. There were also 35 drug-related arrests, 28 of those misdemeanors and seven felonies. The stats are for ISP only and don’t include incidents handled by local law enforcement agencies. So how does that compare to last year?