DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

Why American Fascism Is On The Rise – Second Thought

It should be common knowledge that the troubling undercurrent of outright fascism has been becoming more and more mainstream over recent years. With new fascist and Neo-nazi groups popping up all the time, and with their rhetoric becoming ever more grotesque and anti-human, I think it’s important we understand what’s going on.

White Supremacy, 4 Years After Charlottesville – VICE News

The VICE News Extremism Desk launches with an investigation into the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. since the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

Hundreds of white supremacists march through Lincoln Memorial in ‘Reclaim America’ march

Videos show a long parade of Patriot Front members stomping past the Lincoln Memorial with shields, upside-down American flags, and a large banner reading ‘Reclaim America’ Hundreds of members of the hate group “Patriot Front” marched through downtown Washington, DC on Saturday evening. Videos of the march show a long parade of masked men stomping past the LincolnContinue reading “Hundreds of white supremacists march through Lincoln Memorial in ‘Reclaim America’ march”

Report: Charlottesville Defendant Watched Tucker Carlson To Prep For Trial – MSNBC

To prepare to represent himself in court, one of the Charlottesville defendants watched Tucker Carlson with white supremacists in prison, according to Buzzfeed News. In his opening statement, he quoted Hitler’s, “Mein Kampf,” and then later used the N-word. 

Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments? – Origin of Everything

Origin of Everything takes a field trip to Washington, D.C. and explores the painful history and legacy of America’s Civil War. Danielle looks at Confederate and Union Civil War monuments and what spurred their construction after the war.

Why We Must Never Forget Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer – NowThis

‘Heather had no idea how much her small act of walking with her friends that day would make on the world.’ Heather Heyer’s tragic death inspired a wave of unity and love that spread beyond Charlottesville. The Unite the Right rally occurred in the Virginia town on August 11 and 12 in 2017. It includedContinue reading “Why We Must Never Forget Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer – NowThis”

Matt Gaetz Openly Embraces Racist Right-Wing Theory – MSNBC

“Matt Gaetz appears to be trying to brush away his looming legal troubles by ostentatiously performing the racism that has become so core to the modern Republican base,” says Chris Hayes. 

Census data reveals the real reason why the GOP is ramping up its war on democracy

Trump’s war on democracy is all about white supremacy Donald Trump, who never met a fact or figure he didn’t want to distort, desperately wanted to prevent the Census Bureau from getting an accurate count of the people living in America. So his administration pursued “policies that suppress the count among hard-to-count communities — including immigrants,Continue reading “Census data reveals the real reason why the GOP is ramping up its war on democracy”

Charlottesville to remove statue of Robert E Lee at centre of fatal clashes at 2017 white supremacist rally

There’s no word yet on what will replace the statues being removed The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, plans to take down a statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee this weekend, a long-controversial monument that became the centre of the infamous 2017 “Unite the Right” white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally. At the rally, far-right groupsContinue reading “Charlottesville to remove statue of Robert E Lee at centre of fatal clashes at 2017 white supremacist rally”

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