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 3/13/15  

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 13, 2015 - 9:56 am

Salon: How racist frat boys get away with it: Big money and the real Sigma Alpha Epsilon scandal.

Indiana Daily Student: White supremacist Traditional Youth Network protests appearance by anti-racist author Tim Wise.

Media Matters: Univision swiftly fires host who suggests Michelle Obama looks like a cast member of ‘Planet of the Apes.’

Talking Points Memo: Ku Klux Klan leader takes jabs at CNN’s Don Lemon in bizarre interview.

Think Progress: How the transatlantic network of hate feeds Islamophobia in both Europe and the United States.

News Tribune (Tacoma, WA): Trial under way for Tacoma white supremacists accused killing comrade.

Right Wing Watch: Franklin Graham says President Obama’s mother ‘must have been a Muslim.’

Pink News: New York hate group ‘church’ hit with violations for installing anti-gay sign without permission.

Raw Story: South Carolina lawmaker suggests a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage to help ‘propagation of our species.’

Hatewatch Headlines 3/12/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 12, 2015 - 8:04 am

Phoenix New Times: Prosecutor moves to prevent Chris Simcox from cross-examining his young alleged victims.

Express-News (San Antonio, TX): Ex-Oklahoma frat member blasts racist tweets over video incident, then deletes them.

Los Angeles Times: University of Oklahoma minorities say ‘casual racism’ permeates their lives.

Talking Points Memo: What conservatives willfully ignore when they cry ‘tyranny.’

Color Lines: How white separatists disable Native Americans’ Facebook accounts – and how Facebook lets them.

Buzzfeed: Longtime Lindsey Graham advisor ripped Martin Luther King Jr. when he was editor of neo-Confederate magazine.

Raw Story: Baton Rouge transit chief apologizes for saying whites avoided riding buses because of a lack of white drivers.

AlterNet: ‘You calling me a racist?’ Why it’s so hard for whites to confront their own failings.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/11/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 11, 2015 - 8:43 am

Seattle Times: Lawsuit against Army in couple’s death at hands of ‘FEAR’ militia gets 2016 trial date.

Raw Story: Texas fraternity that held racist party also forbids interracial dating, Mexicans, and ‘fagetry.’

Right Wing Watch: Senate GOP invites FRC’s Tony Perkins to politicize hearing on ‘religious freedom abroad.’

Huffington Post: Former NFL player Craig James compares support of same-sex marriage to Satanism.

Mother Jones: Get ready for the conservative assault on where transgender people will be allowed to pee.

Media Matters: Megyn Kelly downplays Ferguson report by comparing racist emails to the kind circulated at most businesses.

Talking Points Memo: Video surfaces of Oklahoma fraternity mom singing the N-word repeatedly.

The Guardian: Texas Muslims fear for their safety after Iraqi man shot dead in Dallas attack.


Hatewatch Headlines 3/10/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 10, 2015 - 8:49 am

New York Times: Oklahoma SAE fraternity disbanded after video showing racist chant goes viral.

Think Progress: SAE proudly touts its historical association with the Confederacy on its website.

Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MI): Mississippi sheriff’s deputy fired after allegedly saying ‘I get paid to beat up niggers.’

Raw Story: Top Kansas Democrat calls on Kris Kobach, ‘the most racist politician in America today,’ to step down.

The New Civil Rights Movement: Oklahoma legislator doubles down on assertion that gays have no right to expect to be served.

Crooks and Liars: Ferguson sergeant fired for racist email was Darren Wilson’s supervisor.

Towleroad: Islamophobic Texas lawmaker files anti-LGBT bill hoping to block future same-sex marriages.

Right Wing Watch: Alabama justice Roy Moore warns that court ruling on gay marriage could pave way for government to ‘take your children.’

Hatewatch Headlines 3/9/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 9, 2015 - 8:28 am Ku Klux Klan fliers left at Selma homes on 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday.’

New York Daily News: Billboard honoring KKK founder erected near Pettus Bridge in time for Selma march anniversary.

Right Wing Watch: Scott Lively warns that homosexuality is ‘worse than murder and worse than genocide.’

Daily Kos: If you think ‘reverse racism’ is worse than what blacks face, read the Ferguson report.

Raw Story: Oklahoma fraternity investigated after video showing racist sing-along goes viral.

AlterNet: Right-wingers’ secession threats are how they fight tooth and nail on the wrong side of history.

Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee): Milwaukee sheriff compares a Harlem without cops to Nigerian massacres by Boko Haram.

Forward: Louis Farrakhan tells followers that Jews ‘played key roles’ in 9/11 attacks.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/6/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 6, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Phoenix New Times: Neo-Nazis, white supremacists confront ASU protesters out to defend professor over ‘whiteness’ course.

Right Wing Watch: Kris Kobach says it’s ‘not a huge jump’ to think that President Obama could ban criminal prosecution of all black people.

JoeMyGod: African-American pastors’ group to award Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore honor named after MLK for stance on same-sex marriage.

Think Progress: Georgia ‘license to discriminate’ bill forced through committee during bathroom break.

Crooks and Liars: Ben Carson blames CNN for making him look bad after his ‘prison gay sex’ remarks.

Raw Story: Angry ‘American citizen’ wishes beheading on Oregon councilwoman who opposed placing motto in hearing room.

Talking Points Memo: South Carolina’s Laurens County GOP resolves that premarital sex disqualifies you as a Republican.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/5/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 5, 2015 - 8:31 am

Talking Points Memo: Lawyer arguing against Obamacare says statute was written by ‘white women and minorities.’

Think Progress: Ben Carson claims that the behavior of men in prisons is proof that homosexuality is a choice.

East Oregonian: Some Aryan gang members involved in massive bust working to arrange plea deals.

Salon: How Republicans keep blowing their chances of effective outreach to minorities by succumbing to their extremists.

Huffington Post: Conservative columnist Cal Thomas warns that gay marriage is a sign of the ‘end times.’

Associated Press: Judge rules that Frazier Glenn Miller will stand trial for capital murder in Jewish center rampage.

Right Wing Watch: Alex Jones rants that liberals are ‘demonic villains’ who ‘want blood’ and are ‘going to kill everybody.’

Hatewatch Headlines 3/4/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 4, 2015 - 8:53 am

New York Times: Justice Department finds that Ferguson police routinely violate the rights of blacks.

Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA): Police investigating threatening hate mail sent to head of local NAACP chapter.

NewNowNext: Anti-gay Benham brothers claim they cured a man’s homosexuality through Jesus and a baseball game.

Think Progress: Democrats’ robocall attacking Republicans invokes nativist stereotypes about terrorists crossing the border.

Daytona Beach News-Journal (FL): Ormond man charged with hate crime for bottle-bashing assault: ‘This bar is not for blacks.’

AlterNet: Five signs that Scott Walker may be keeping the Republican embrace of the ‘Southern Strategy’ alive.

Right Wing Watch: Matt Barber warns radio audience that gay marriage will be ‘the sledgehammer used to crush the Church.’

Idaho Statesman: Hindu prayer opens Idaho legislative session, lawmakers walk out in protest.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/3/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 3, 2015 - 7:35 am

Associated Press: At preliminary hearing in shooting rampage, witness says he heard Frazier Glenn Miller shout ‘Heil Hitler.’

Ames (IA) Tribune: ’We will burn all of you,’ a letter left at local mosque threatens; investigation sought.

Crooks and Liars: Franklin Graham warns that our government ‘has been infiltrated by Muslims.’

MSNBC/Politics Nation: The far-right sources of many of anti-Obama fake ‘facts.’

CBS Los Angeles: California Assembly passes bill outlawing sale of Confederate flags at state-owned shops.

Talking Points Memo: Radio host Andrea Shea King says black congressmen skipping Netanyahu speech should hang ‘from a noose.’

Right Wing Watch: Rick Wiles predicts that President Obama will force Communism on America in 2015.

Wonkette: Commenters teach Obamacare-hating ex-Sheriff Richard Mack a lesson by helping pitch in on his medical bills.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/2/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 2, 2015 - 8:36 am

Vice: White nationalists, Sarah Palin, and the slow death of the right-wing fringe.

Phoenix New Times: National Youth Front’s ‘John Hess’ admits to distributing fliers attacking ASU professor as ‘anti-white.’

Right Wing Watch: Socialism! Guns! Freedom! Extremist right has a paranoid meltdown over net neutrality.

Media Matters: Facebook, Fox Entertainment execs spoke at media conference featuring anti-LGBT, Islamophobic extremists.

Crooks and Liars: Scalise denounces ties to white supremacists, insists GOP still trying to ‘build relationships’ with minorities.

Talking Points Memo: Uninsured Sheriff Mack, an ardent foe of Obamacare, holds online fund-raiser to pay spate of medical bills.