The alt-right’s deep influence with Trump; Communities grapple with wave of hate crimes; Media not naming ADF as a hate group; and more.
Washington Post: Conservatives insist Trump isn’t influenced by the alt-right, but here’s why they’re dead wrong.
Salon: Trump’s election has created ‘safe spaces’ for racists to commit hate crimes, SPLC intelligence chief explains.
Think Progress: With hate crimes against Jews on the rise, one community grapples with how to respond.
The Daily Star (Albany, NY): New York state police report a sudden surge in hate crimes around the state.
ProPublica: Meet the hundreds of (often extremist) officials Trump has quietly installed across the government.
Media Matters: Reporting on trans rights Supreme Court case, major outlets fail to identify ADF as a hate group.
Riverfront Times (St. Louis, MO): Police say KKK wife Melissa Ancona hoarded cats, popped pills, and killed her husband the Imperial Wizard.
Fox17 News (Grand Rapids, MI): White nationalist arrested for making anti-Semitic threats was subject of documentary.
Dallas Morning News: Extreme anti-LGBT ‘bathroom bill’ easily passes first hurdle in Texas Legislature after marathon debate.
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX): White-supremacist posters calling for a ‘Muslim Free America’ appear on TCU campus.
KFOR-TV (Oklahoma City): Is a two-page ‘Muslim questionnaire’ that lawmaker handed to students constitutional?
Raw Story: Extremist sheriff David Clarke’s 2015 NRA trip to Moscow raises eyebrows on House Intel committee.
New York Times: As Dutch election approaches, role of U.S. cash bolstering Geert Wilders raises concerns.