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Is Stone Mountain Memorial a Gigantic Tribute to White Supremacy?

From its north side, Stone Mountain is a formidable sight. Staggeringly steep, nearly five times as high as Niagara Falls, it rises from Georgia’s wooded landscape like a rogue wave.

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White Nationalists Are Pushing for a 'Blue-Eyed' English

White nationalists have gone looking for a mothertung. No, that isn’t a misspelling; rather, it's how the word would look for white nationalists obsessed with seeing Anglish in widespread use.

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The Strange Connection Between Bitcoin and the Alt-Right

According to white nationalist Richard Spencer, Bitcoin is the “currency of the alt-right.”

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How the Tech Industry Supports Hate

In response to the violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August, a number of prominent tech companies rushed to enforce longstanding acceptable use policies and took action against the hate groups that participated in the rally.

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Close Encounters of the Racist Kind: A Guide to the Modern Far-Right

On December 6, 1830, Andrew Jackson used his second State of the Union address to defend the Indian Removal Act, the administration’s sole legislative victory. He described the law promulgating the expulsion and resettlement of southeastern Native American tribes as the “happy consummation” of U.S. Indian policy. To his critics who “wept over the fate of the aborigines” — and who, it turned out, accurately predicted the horrors of the forced migrations known collectively to history as the Trail of Tears — Jackson offered an archeology lesson. Any “melancholy reflections” were ahistorical, he said, because the Indians were neither innocent victims nor first peoples, but perpetrators of what Jackson’s modern admirers might call “white genocide.”

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Civil Rights Group Reaches Agreement With Mississippi to Reinstate Over 100,000 Driver's Licenses Suspended for Non-Payment of Fines

Mississippi will reinstate more than 100,000 driver’s licenses that were suspended for non-payment of traffic tickets and will no longer suspend licenses for failure to pay fines, under an agreement that was announced today between the SPLC, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) and another organization.

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Leading Right-Wing Think Tank Caught Circulating White Nationalist Propaganda Over 2,000 Times

The surprising Electoral College victory of President Donald Trump has been like winning the lottery for nativist extremists and other fringe groups. For Krikorian, he’s been making the most of it by arguing in the mainstream press that his group, long attacked from across the political spectrum for its connections to eugenics-friendly white nationalists and shoddy research, doesn’t deserve to be labeled a hate group. 

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Trump Appoints Hate Group Figures to Voter Fraud Commission

In an executive order signed in private, President Trump named Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who moonlights as an attorney for the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), to serve as vice-chair of a commission to review claims of voter fraud, which will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence. 

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Searching Sharia: Anti-Muslim Propaganda Ranks High in Google Search

In 2011, the New York Times profiled David Yerushalmi, an anti-Muslim extremist and the go-to lawyer for the movement at large. 

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This Family Was Targeted by Trump's Dragnet

Last night, President Donald Trump once again insisted that the immigrants he is targeting for deportation are criminals.

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