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Teaching Tolerance
September 03, 2008

On the brink of the presidential election, candidates John McCain and Barack Obama call America's youth to action and appeal for more community service in exclusive essays written for the Fall 2008 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine. The magazine, which was released today, is being distributed free of charge to more than 400,000 educators nationwide.

Children's Rights
September 02, 2008

Three years after Mississippi agreed to stop the abuse and neglect of children detained at its youth prisons, a new report has found that students at Oakley Training School are being housed in a crumbling facility lacking the staff and planning needed to ensure safety, prevent suicide and address serious mental health issues.

Hate & Extremism
August 27, 2008

Thousands of black men and women who believe Jesus Christ is returning soon to kill or enslave white people, Jews, LGBT people and others have joined the racist fringe of the black Hebrew Israelite movement, according to the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.

Hate & Extremism
July 14, 2008

During the late 1990s, a former biker working undercover for the FBI infiltrated one of America's most dangerous hate groups and discovered a plot to assassinate SPLC founder Morris Dees.

Teaching Tolerance
July 10, 2008

In September, SPLC's Teaching Tolerance program will unveil a new documentary film and teaching kit, Viva la Causa, that focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights — the grape strike and boycott led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s.

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