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Hatewatch Headlines 5/23/2018

Trump’s authoritarian grip tightens; ‘Internet reporting’ may have aided the rise of the alt-right; Marine neo-Nazi tip elicits uncertain official response; and more.

American Prospect: Changes implemented by Trump administration on every front add up to tightening authoritarian rule.

Dame Magazine: Trump’s domestic gag rule silences doctors and hurts women.  

Brennan Center for Justice: Trump’s ‘animal’ act is an old racist trope that always works.

Nieman Lab: Did the rise of young, white ‘Internet reporting’ bolster the rise of the alt-right?

The Guardian: When ‘hipster fascists’ start appearing in the media, something has gone very wrong.

ProPublica: An alarming tip about a Marine neo-Nazi, followed by an uncertain official response.

KVAL-TV (Eugene, OR): University of Oregon weighs legal options after Oregonians for Immigration Reform refuses to stop using ‘O’.

Kansas City Star (MO): ‘Get out of my country,’ he said before Olathe shooting. He pleads guilty to a hate crime.

Washington Post: Rev. Moon’s two sons have new militant congregations ‘locked and loaded’ for the Lord.

Religion Dispatches: Tony Perkins will fit right in at Religious Freedom Commission.

New York Times: What Islamophobic politicians can learn from Mormons.

New York Magazine: Lawyer who became suddenly famous for his racism says racism isn’t ‘the real me.’

Los Angeles Times: America doesn’t accurately document hate crimes, but Time project aims to fill in the gaps.

Houston Chronicle: Houston’s Rothko Chapel vandalized with paint, handbills: ‘It’s OK to be white.’

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Southern Oregon school district settles lawsuit over anti-LGBT discrimination.

Miami New Times (FL): Miami man charged with mosque bomb threat posted Confederate flag image online.

The Stranger: UW police detained Joey Gibson and other far-right activists for carrying guns onto campus.

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