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Hatewatch Headlines 5/15/2018

Americans don’t understand white supremacy; ACT for America encourages spying; Arpaio ruling could undermine civil rights law; and more.

Think Progress: America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy.

Al Jazeera: How ACT for America encourages U.S. citizens to spy on their Muslim neighbors.

PBS: Inside the ‘free speech’ debate that rocked a Wisconsin campus, with ripples across the nation.

Mother Jones: How a court ruling on Joe Arpaio could undermine civil rights and the Mueller investigation.

Right Wing Watch: Alt-right trolls are using an argument about pit bulls to justify racism.

Kansas City Star (MO): ‘Allah Scum’: Kansas City family leaves new home after hateful slurs, arson ruin it.

Talking Points Memo: Commerce secretary foresees no harm from adding citizenship question to Census.

Texas Tribune: This ex-FBI agent who called Islam ‘barbaric and evil’ was allowed to train Texas law enforcement.

Salon: The religious right is shrinking itself by driving people away from Christianity with their bigotry.

Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA): Riverside man accused of hanging noose to intimidate mixed-race neighbors.

CNN: Death of black man during arrest in Louisiana ruled a homicide by police officers.

Raw Story: White supremacist gang leader executed outside of Chinese buffet in New Hampshire.

KCBY-TV (Grants Pass, OR): Police say five teens attacked a transgender boy near a middle school.

Dallas Morning News: Neo-Nazi group’s ‘Keep America American’ posters plastered around Lewisville.

ProPublica: At a killer’s sentencing, Native Americans talk both of healing and of enduring suspicions.

Montreal Gazette: Alt-right surfaces in Montreal, thanks to the continuing fallout from Charlottesville.

The Local: Austria charges 17 far-right ‘Identitarians’ over hate speech and criminal activities.

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