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'I'm Gonna F*cking Shoot Him': Listen to the Chilling Voicemail One Journalist Received After Reporting on Immigration

Reporter Jonathan Lai for the Philadelphia Inquirer released a voicemail he received following a piece about legal representation for immigrants facing deportation.

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This Former Anti-Gay Racist Turned Her Life Around and Now Travels the World Combating Far-Right Extremism

Angela King lived her life rooted in hate. That hate eventually led King to serving three years prison for robbing a Jewish-owned business. It was behind bars she saw the error of her ways, according to NBC Miami.

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Media Outlets Are Having Trouble Keeping Up with Hate Crime Reports in Trump Era

It’s been well-documented that hate crimes are on the rise since Donald Trump brought his particular brand of racism and xenophobia to American politics. Though it is typically advocacy groups that do the work of documenting these crimes, there are some media outlets also covering these stories, with ProPublica leading the way. 

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Four Men Convicted After Using Popular Gay Social App in Violent Hate Crime Scheme

A total of four men have been sentenced to multiple years in prison after being caught using the gay dating app Grindr in a hate crime scheme.

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Hate Report: Facebook Pages Glorified the 'Incel' Mass Killer

In this week’s Hate Report, we look at the online fandom around the “incel” mass killer the Toronto van attack suspect cited as an inspiration for his terrorism and a dispatch from our reporter from the scene of last weekend’s neo-Nazi rally in Georgia.

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Mosque-Vandalizing MAGA Moms Arrested in Arizona

They may have set out to teach their kids how to be bigots, but Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer are the ones learning a lesson today. On Thursday afternoon, the two women, who went viral thanks to an appalling Facebook Live video that showed them storming a Tempe, Arizona mosque with three children and a dog, found themselves in handcuffs, according to AZ Central.

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Cornell Student Accused of Hate Crime Could Soon Be Deported

A Canadian studying at Cornell University on a student visa faces possible deportation if convicted of a hate crime against a black student at the school. In September, John Greenwood was arrested and charged with attempted assault in the third degree as a hate crime, aggravated harassment in the second degree and criminal mischief after he…

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How One Muslim Woman Is Helping Countless Others to Defend Themselves Against Hate Crimes

At 16, Rana Abdelhamid was on her way to volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in New York City when she was assaulted by a stranger who tried to rip off her hijab. A black-belt in Shotokan karate, Rana was able to defend herself, but after her shock wore off, she realized that most women in her community didn’t have the same opportunity. A year after her own attack, she started a self-defense class.  

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New Mexico School Suspends Bullies for Scary Racist Snapchat Photo

Two students at a high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico were suspended after they posted a digitally edited image on the school's Snapchat group that depicted a black student surrounded by Ku Klux Klan hoods.

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I Was in Charlottesville When the Nazis Moved In - They're Coming for You Next

I arrived at the edge of Emancipation Park, where the rally was supposed to have taken place, to find skirmishes already underway between right-wing extremists and members of the loose alliance known as Antifa (for anti-fascist). Smoke billowed near the Antifa contingent, perhaps from one of its own canisters, or maybe a so-called flash-bang hurled by police. It was all so chaotic, that it was difficult to understand what was taking place.

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Is Donald Trump a Nazi Sympathizer?

While Americans have been polarized over many issues in over the last 70 years or so, if there was one thing we could truly say was a consensus position among people of all political stripes it was that Nazis were bad and that decent people shunned them.

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