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Hatewatch Headlines 8/31/18

Remembering the scene where Heather Heyer was killed; a Trump-backed politician administered a racist Facebook site; how the Kremlin influences the West, and more.

American Ledger: Ron DeSantis, the Trump-endorsed congressman who won this week’s GOP gubernatorial primary in Florida, was an administrator on a Facebook group sharing racist, conspiratorial posts.

Raw Story: A former employee of the anti-immigrant organization FAIR alleges that another employee offered to play the role of an undocumented immigrant in a propaganda video by smearing mud on her face.

Daily Caller: Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington once took far more radical positions on immigration and multiculturalism than any prominent voice in today’s Republican Party.

Post and Courier: Police in Charleston, West Virginia, have reversed themselves and now say bias was a motivator in an assault last week on a transgender woman.

Washington Post: The Justice Department criticizes Harvard admissions in case alleging bias against Asian Americans.

Raw Story: Family Research Council President Tony Perkins agrees with President Trump’s unsubstantiated belief that Democrats will become “violent” if they win midterm elections.

The Atlantic: Fight clubs, neo-Nazi soccer hooligans and motorcycle gangs serve as conduits for the Kremlin’s influence in Western countries.

Right Wing Watch: A member of the neo-Confederate group League of the South posts a video showing fellow members setting fire to an Israeli flag, a copy of the Talmud and “The Communist Manifesto.”

Facebook:  A touching video of the scene in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Heather Heyer was killed a year ago at the violent Unite the Right rally.

Miami Herald: The Bank of America is accused of freezing or threatening to freeze customers’ accounts after asking about their legal status in the United States.

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