Southern Poverty Law Center

Subscribe to Southern Poverty Law Center feed
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Updated: 11 hours 7 min ago

Following SPLC lawsuit, court strikes misleading Fla. ballot measure that would have eliminated local control of some new public schools

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:06
A Florida judge ordered today that a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have eliminated local school boards’ duty to regulate some new public schools – including charter schools – be removed from the ballot.

Patriot Prayer rally in Seattle: Plenty of guns and shouting

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 20:52
The far-right group Patriot Prayer, embraced by Proud Boys and a Washington III% militia group, held a noisy, mostly violence-free “Liberty or Death” rally in Seattle over the weekend.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/20/18

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 20:14
Trump speechwriter fired after hanging out with white nationalists; the secret fight to save Confederate monuments; the University of Michigan blocks access to papers from an anti-immigrant leader, and more.

Kessler falls flat in D.C., but the radical right marches on

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:42
To look at the pitiful showing of Jason Kessler’s Unite the Right 2 outing last weekend, the casual observer might wonder if the racist “alt-right” was routed. But to mistake Kessler as a one-man bellwether for the strength of white supremacist ideas is to misapprehend — and underestimate — the movement to which he belongs.

Weekend Read: "You people who’ve got gay children, don’t mess up like I did"

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 08:50
“Half-baked maggot.” “If he wants to be a female, make him a female. A good sharp knife will do the job really quick.”

Ultra-orthodox Catholic propaganda outlet pushes anti-LGBT agenda

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 05:41
“Episcopal Sodomy: Communist Homosexual Infiltrators” — that headline blared across the homepage of ChurchMilitant.com on July 31.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/17/2018

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:57
Portland police chief boasts of aggressive tactics; ‘QAnon’ posts made promoters a bundle; Twitter’s dealing with Alex Jones don’t add up; and more.

Head of National Alliance, Will White Williams, convicted of attacking employee

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:52
​A self-described “tough guy” and neo-Nazi leader has found out the legal system is a little bit tougher.

California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance gets a white nationalist member

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 07:53
The California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance was formed in May 2016 by longtime anti-immigrant and nativist activist Arthur Schaper. Now it’s added a white nationalist to its ranks.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/16/2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 19:21
Antifa/alt-right equivalencies plague media reports; Infowars website goes dark; Kobach now Kansas GOP’s nominee for governor; and more.

Greg Conte, a key Richard Spencer ally, walks away from multiple alt-right operations

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:54
Racist “alt-right” former golden boy Richard Spencer is continuing to unravel.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/15/2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:19
Jones tells followers to ready ‘battle rifles’; Neo-Nazis still raising funds via tech firms; White supremacist movement is in disarray; and more.

Roundup of anti-immigrant events and activities 8/14/2018

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:23
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-immigrant organizations and individuals. Organizations listed as anti-immigrant hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

SPLC sues Trump administration for approving Arkansas Medicaid work requirement

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:29
Cesar Ardon was a welder for 15 years before he had surgery last year to remove a baseball-sized tumor over his right ribs.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/14/2018

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 00:23
The futile quest to quantify the alt-right; Tucker claims white supremacy’s not a crisis; John Legend takes on unjust Louisiana court rules; and more.

'The March Continues:' Speaking out against hate across the U.S.

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:55
Leaving Montgomery on Friday, I felt strangely anxious. Nervous even.

Add your name to the list of supporters who believe hate has no place in schools

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:30
The Southern Poverty Law Center has joined forces with 14 other education advocacy groups to counter hate in American schools.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/13/2018

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:37
ADF goes on hate radio to attack hate-group status; White nationalists’ message permeates mainstream right; Twitter gives Proud Boys the boot; and more.

Heather Heyer's mom, Susan Bro, stands strong on the anniversary of her daughter's death

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 15:47
Susan Bro has not been silent since a car driven by a neo-Nazi sympathizer plowed down her daughter one year ago.

Jason Kessler and 'Unite the Right 2' crew arrive in DC aboard 'Special' subway train

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:35
“Unite the Right 2” organizer Jason Kessler and a contingent of his followers got off a subway train marked “SPECIAL” at the Foggy Bottom stop in Washington, D.C., this afternoon and began their march toward Lafayette Square.

Pages