The fierce grassroots campaign threatening to derail the Common Core State Standards is being fueled by far-right propaganda that relies heavily on distortions, outright falsehoods and demonizing conspiracy theories promoted by antigovernment extremists, according to a new SPLC report.
A federal judge has held Hinds County, Miss., officials in contempt of court for failing to comply with a settlement addressing the abuse and neglect of children at the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center. The agreement was extended by two years to allow more time for compliance.
On the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, SPLC Senior Fellow Mark Potok reflects on the legacy of radical-right terrorism in America, the horrific Kansas shootings of earlier in the week, and the importance of the government taking the threat more seriously.
Nearly100 people have been murdered by active users of Stormfront, the foremost racist website, over the last five years. A similar racist forum was used extensively by the neo-Nazi charged with killing three people at a Jewish community center and retirement home in Kansas.
A Latino student is settling into his classes at a north Alabama high school after the SPLC demanded the school district admit the student after he was turned away in January, missing almost a semester of class.
Frazier Glenn Miller, the man accused in the Overland Park, Kan., attacks, was the founder and “grand dragon” of a paramilitary-style Klan group in North Carolina that was decimated by an SPLC lawsuit in the 1980s.