Hatewatch Headlines 12/22/2017

Sessions orders probe in handling of Bundy case; Far right takes aim at national monuments; Memphis takes down Confederate monuments at night; and more.

New York Times: Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders investigation into Bundy case after mistrial.

Washington Post: In 2017, nativism went mainstream in the West.

The Nation: The far-right campaign to destroy our national monuments is gaining real momentum.

Mother Jones: Memphis takes down its Confederate monuments in the dead of night after outmaneuvering state.

Right Wing Watch: Chad, trad, New Right and #DogRight: How the alt-right movement splintered in 2017.

Slate: The purge of far-right accounts at Twitter continues apace, with leading figures getting the boot.

AlterNet: Donald Trump’s immigration policy is its own form of ethnic cleansing.

CNN: Senior White House adviser at Homeland Security repeatedly promoted fringe conspiracy theories.

Media Matters: Alex Jones and Roger Stone visited a gun range to prepare for civil war in the event Trump is removed from office.

Salon: Tucker Carlson parrots white-nationalist rhetoric while complaining about ‘demographic replacement.’

Think Progress: Florida attorney general candidate proposes anti-LGBT ‘license to discriminate.’

Detroit Free Press: How Michigan State struggled to deal with Richard Spencer’s request to speak on campus.

Technology Review: Perceptive algorithms are battling to spot more of the Internet’s toxic content and filter it out.

Crooks and Liars: Laura Ingraham snarls at black guest, ‘What’s your urban agenda? Handouts?’

Seven Days (Burlington, VT): Undercover video targets transgender Vermonters for public ‘outing.’

Texas Observer: Meet Dave Welch, the ‘Pastor of Pastors’ who mobilizes Texas churches against LGBT rights.

Cavalier Daily (Charlottesville, VA): Young American for Freedom claims University of Virginia illegally denied them CIO status.

Raw Story: Oklahoma regent and former mayor booted from board after comparing homosexuality to pedophilia.

Toronto Star (Canada): Board member of anti-racism agency fired amid accusations of Islamophobic commentary. 

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