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Hatewatch Headlines 8/24/18

White nationalists celebrate Trump on Twitter; a Florida police officer’s fist bump with a white nationalist; BlacKkKlansman movie and Trump’s election, and more.

Washington Post: Prominent white nationalists are celebrating Trump on Twitter more than usual.

People: A Georgia superintendent has been placed on administrative leave after a lawsuit alleges he threatened to kill black people.

Johnson City Press: The neo-Confederate League of the South says it will hold a demonstration Sept. 29 at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Denver Post: A white supremacist group has targeted Front Range communities over the past month, placing stickers and posters in well-known Denver locations.

Vanity Fair: Suddenly, President Trump wants to make South Africa great again.

Palm Beach Post: Florida police officer’s fist bump with white supremacist isn’t the whole story.

Rolling Stone: Spike Lee’s movie BlacKkKlansman brilliantly weaves 1970s threads of supremacist culture with the election of President Trump.

The Atlantic: The most enduring scandal around the White House might not be corruption, but the administration’s constant embrace of bigotry from white-supremacist and far-right groups.

KTAC: Three members of a white supremacist group plead guilty in connection with the death of an Evangeline Parish man.

Media Matters: Far-right trolls unleash harassment on verified Twitter users.

Washington Post: Trump tweets the word ‘Africa’ for first time as president — in defense of whites in South Africa.

New York Times: To understand why white supremacists back the president, examine the books that define their worldview.

Star-Telegram: Some Republicans want to “take our party back” and remove a top Tarrant County Republican official because he’s Muslim.

Media Matters: With Trump’s South Africa tweet, Tucker Carlson has turned a white nationalist narrative into White House policy.

The Atlantic:  It’s President Trump’s most explicit appropriation of a white-nationalist trope yet.

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