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Southern Poverty Law Center urges Army to re-ban anti-LGBT hate groups

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) urged the U.S. Army Thursday to rethink its decision to allow soldiers to belong to hate groups like the American Family Association (AFA). According to a post by the SPLC’s Josh Glasstetter, Army Secretary John McHugh caved in to pressure from right-wing media to…

Mississippi city officials deny woman license to run LGBT bar in town

A Mississippi woman is enlisting the aid of the Southern Poverty Law Center in filing a civil lawsuit against the town of Shannon, MS. According to a statement at the SPLC website, Pat Newton is suing the city for denying her a license to operate a bar that caters to…

Homeland Security employee promotes mass genocide of whites and ‘homosexuals’

A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identifies Ayo Kimathi, who works for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of Homeland Security, as “the Irritated Genie,” the author of a site that advocates the mass murder of whites and homosexuals. The site, War on the Horizon,…

Fringe Misogynists Expose Themselves To The Houston Chronicle

  Yesterday, I mentioned as an aside the harassment campaign against feminist atheists conducted by a very small but very dedicated group of sexists whose two main complaints appear to be: 1) Sexual harassment is a holy right and conferences shouldn’t have policies banning it and 2) It should be…

Local Fox affiliate calls neo-Nazi org a ‘civil rights group’

The Fox affiliate in Orlando, Florida made a glaring mistake Sunday afternoon, labeling a neo-Nazi organization as a “civil rights group” in both a broadcast and online report. The National Socialist Movement (NSM), labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “neo-Nazi group” that idolizes Adolf Hitler, was included…

Study: Hate of Obama fuels 755% growth in extremist groups

Fears that the nation’s first black president will be re-elected has fueled the dramatic growth extremists groups in the U.S. over the past year, according to a report from a civil rights organization that tracks these groups. The number of groups in the anti-government “Patriot” movement have sky rocketed 755…

Minnesota school district reaches $297,000 bullying settlement

Several civil rights groups announced an insurance settlement of $297,000 between six students and a Minnesota school district represented by Rep. Michele Bachmann for the district’s failure to punish bullying. The coalition of civil rights advocates said it resolved complaints against the Anoka-Hennepin School District after years of sexual and…

American kids of immigrants denied food stamps in Alabama

A civil rights law firm based in Alabama says that children who are U.S. citizens from at least five families have been denied food stamps because their parents are undocumented immigrants. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Legal Director Mary Bauer confirmed to Raw Story that Alabama’s Department of Human Services…

Immigrants face Alabama civil rights backlash

Fifty-seven years after a historic Supreme Court ruling put an end toracial segregation, Alabama is in the grip of another civil rights crisis, only this time one affecting Hispanics. “People are fleeing the state, they’re afraid to step out of their homes, they’re made to be criminals,” said Sam Brooke, a lawyer with the Southern Poverty…

Father of MLK bomb suspect: Son didn’t plant bomb, is a racist

The father of man suspected of planting a bomb at a Spokane, Washington Martin Luther King Day parade believes that there is no way his son could have committed the crime. After a raid on his home, Kevin Harpham was arrested last Wednesday on charges of attempting to use a…

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