The Hatewatch blog is managed by the staff of the Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based civil rights organization.

Hatewatch Headlines, 5-27-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 27, 2015 - 8:16 am

Think Progress: The Supreme Court will hear an almost comically egregious case of racial discrimination.

Talking Points Memo: Marco Rubio warns that pretty soon, ‘Christian teaching’ on gays will be labeled ‘hate speech.’

Pandagon: The Columbia rape denialists are straight-up conspiracy theorists.

Right Wing Watch: Alabama chief justice Roy Moore thinks Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be impeached over gay-marriage case.

Associated Press: Man convicted in 1985 far-right cult killings dies in Nebraska prison.

Lex-18 TV (Lexington, KY): Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers show up on people’s lawns, neighborhoods upset.

Arizona Republic: Phoenix-area mosques receive threatening letters, Muslim group says.

Hatewatch Headlines, 5-26-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 26, 2015 - 8:15 am

Daily News (Bowling Green, KY): Man who engaged multiple law-enforcement agencies in armed standoff says he part of white-supremacist group.

Think Progress: Alabama judge issues orders backing same-sex marriage, but then chickens out.

The Root: White supremacists interrupt Ohio ‘Black Live Matter’ press conference, create verbal brawl with pastors.

Raw Story: Artists, activists hold burnings of Confederate flags as protest of racism across the South.

Right Wing Watch: FRC’s Tony Perkins warns that gay rights encourages ISIS, so pastors will be dragged ‘kicking and screaming’ from churches.

Talking Points Memo: This Texas militia leader wants his outfit to be the ‘official military force’ of Orange County.

Hatewatch Headlines 5-22-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 22, 2015 - 12:41 pm

BuzzFeed: Scott Walker tells crowd that Americans need to ‘wake up’ to ‘other motives’ besides work that bring immigrants to U.S.

Media Matters: Gun Owners of America – whose leader, Larry Pratt, has been linked to extremists – to host GOP candidate Ted Cruz.

Right Wing Watch: Pratt tells interviewer that Obama ‘has made it very clear he doesn’t like the United States.’

Think Progress: Anti-LGBT groups gear up to fight a 30-year-old Supreme Court victory over racism.

Salon: Extremist Milwaukee sheriff tells Fox’s Sean Hannity that liberals celebrate ‘subhuman’ black culture.

Talking Points Memo: Georgia school nurse allegedly yelled racial slur at black 11-year-old.

Raw Story: See how this Oregon teen turns the table on some hateful anti-LGBT protesters.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/21/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 21, 2015 - 8:35 am

Reuters: Coalition of public-policy advocates warn that Oregon mine dispute threatens democratic institutions in region.

Salon: The shocking realities that white America’s Waco insanity ignores about racism and violence.

WLT-TV (Cincinnati): Google Maps says it’s sorry for result of racist search that takes readers to the White House site.

Media Matters: Why Fox News has refused to cover a recently revealed terror plot.

Right Wing Watch: Richard Spencer says whites need their own MLK, or Gandhi to save themselves from nonwhite domination.

Raw Story: Tucker Carlson and Alex Jones go there, claiming Obama is using ‘Nazi stuff’ to incite a massive race war.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/20/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 20, 2015 - 8:09 am

Media Matters: Fox News discussion of criminal investigation revolves around racial stereotypes.

Queerty: Anti-LGBT hate group forgets to renew domain name, now it clicks through to hardcore porn site.

12 News Now (Beaumont, TX): Orange County (TX) commissioners delay historic vote on establishing county-based militia.

IfYouOnlyKnews: President Obama opens Twitter account, haters welcome him with racist ugliness.

Mic: Artist creates stir by reversing racial roles in disturbing shots of early 20th century lynchings.

Raw Story: CNN’s ex-cop pundit defends not calling white bikers ‘thugs’ by claiming term originated with black behavior.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/19/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 19, 2015 - 8:43 am

Talking Points Memo: How a little Mississippi town on the Gulf Coast got caught up in the Jade Helm takeover paranoia.

Right Wing Watch: AFA’s Bryan Fischer says he believes ‘we are going to have violence’ if Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage.

Patch (Westwood-Hillsdale, N.J.): Alleged white-supremacist club, accompanied by swastikas and slurs, raises concerns at high school.

Huffington Post: Rush Limbaugh tells businesses to blame anti-LGBT bigotry on Muslims.

Rapid City Journal (SD): Secretive FLDS sect reduces local water request for its fenced, guarded compound.

Associated Press: Idaho lawmakers’ bizarre ‘Sharia law’ paranoia may endanger U.N.-negotiated international treaty on child-support payments.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/18/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 18, 2015 - 8:46 am

Chattanoogan: Former congressional candidate admits plotting armed militia attack, firebombing of Muslim community.

Raw Story: Prominent black attorney receives death threats after removing Confederate flags from Alabama city property.

News Miner (Fairbanks, AK): SPLC’s Mark Potok warns Alaska Bar Association that influence of extremists is growing.

Media Matters: On Hannity panel, guest claims Obama is ‘the reincarnation of Woodrow Wilson’ and his Klan-friendly policies.

KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Neighbors upset with Phoenix man who insists on flying white-supremacist ‘Creativity’ flag on front porch.

Fox News Radio: Rep. Steve King claims there’s no anti-Muslim discrimination in America.

Right Wing Watch: End-times fanatic who blamed California drought on gays addresses state GOP caucus meeting.

WNCN-TV (N.C.): Duke University professor stands behind his controversial comments on race in reply to NYT op-ed.

Houston Chronicle: Almost half of U.S. voters are concerned about the Jade Helm military exercise – but why?

Hatewatch Headlines 5/15/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 15, 2015 - 8:50 am

Talking Points Memo: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes proclaims John McCain a traitor who should be ‘hung by the neck until dead.’

Right Wing Watch: Jade Helm and eight other paranoid takeover plots that keep right-wing extremists up at night.

KUSA-TV (Denver): Boulder man faces hate-crime charges for brutal assault on transgender person at bus stop.

CNN: Georgia principal fired after racist graduation remarks about black people leaving early.

Media Matters: Fox’s Andrea Tantaros claims there’s discrimination against white men, wonders where the groups defending them are.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/14/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 14, 2015 - 9:09 am

NBC New York: Long Island Ku Klux Klan members take public stance, say their numbers are growing.

Right Wing Watch: Poll finds that one-third of Republicans believe President Obama wants to invade Texas under ‘Jade Helm’ pretext.

Raw Story: Pollster Frank Luntz touts woman who calls immigrants ‘rats and roaches’ onstage at South Carolina GOP event.

Salon: What a principal’s racist rant shows us about the state of American education.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans): Self-described ‘militiamen’ arrested for carrying rifles in firearm-free zone near LSU campus.

Media Matters: NRA debuts its 2016 conspiracy theory – now it’s Hillary who is coming for our guns.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/13/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 13, 2015 - 8:57 am

The Grio: FBI’s warning ten years ago that law enforcement agencies were being infiltrated by white supremacists went ignored.

Imagine 2050: Anti-Muslim group’s scary new website poses as a legitimate law enforcement tool.

Right Wing Watch: Richard Mack suggests states nullify federal income tax, hopes process will be ‘peaceful.’

Media Matters: Allen West says he was a victim of Sharia law at a Wal-Mart liquor aisle.

Wonkette: Holocaust denier David Cole thinks there should be Nuremburg-style trials for climate scientists.

Raw Story: South Dakota hospital fires nurses after racist anti-Indian video rant goes viral.

CNN: San Francisco officers’ arrests are under review as slur-filled racist texts are revealed.