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Hatewatch Headlines 2/20/2018

The National Hockey League deals with racial taunts from fans; a KKK robe is sold at auction during Black History Month; anti-KKK fliers are turning up in Indiana, and more.

Baltimore Sun: The $1,300 purchase price of a KKK robe in an estate auction went to a Nigerian student after a citizen raised a ruckus.

Chicago Tribune:  After hockey fans are ejected for racist taunts, Blackhawks lone black player “there’s a lot more racism than you guys think.”

Huffington Post:  Hyatt Hotels says it will host a two-day conference in September for Act for America, the nation’s largest anti-Muslim hate group.

The College Fix:  The editorial board of The Harvard Crimson has accused a campus Christian group of giving “a platform to homophobia, conversion therapy, and hate” after an ex-gay Christian woman spoke to the organization.

Star Tribune: Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison faces questions about his relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the black nationalist and antisemitic conspiracy theorist.

Journal & Courier: Anti-KKK flyers and graffiti are turning up on businesses in Lafayette, Indiana.

The Baker Orange:  A black man describes how he convinced a Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard to renounce his membership in the racist group.

The Guardian (UK): Evangelical ethics are being rewritten as the religious right embraces Donald J. Trump, including his comments on racists.

Human Rights Watch:  New “religious exemption” laws in various states represent a thinly-veiled assault against the rights of LGBT people.

Sidelines:  These are must-see movies to celebrate Black History Month.

Media Matters: Conspiracy celebrity Alex Jones says the Florida high school shooting may be a “false flag” and Democrats are suspects.

 

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