Topic: Extremism & Hate Crimes
The DOJ Is Finally Bridging the Gap Between Online Radicalization and Domestic Terrorism
The choice to treat the El Paso, Texas, shooting as domestic terrorism opens up law enforcement's ability to investigate 8chan and the sites where extremism finds a home.
What the Oregon State Senate Standoff Tells Us About the GOP and the Far Right
The Oregon GOP standoff was merely the most recent escalation of a far-right strategy that has been with us for a long time.
What Would It Mean If Trump Labeled Antifa as a Terrorist Organization?
Ted Cruz and other conservatives are calling for the group to be recognized as a terror organization, and Trump tweeted he might have the DOJ define it as one.
A Remarkable New Book about the Charleston Shooting
Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes discusses how mainstream journalism tends to stereotype the victims of mass shootings.
Twitter Will Remove Dehumanizing Content Against Religious Groups
The expansion of the social media company's hateful content policy doesn't go as far as initially promised.
Facebook's Promise to Moderate Comes Up Short in Private Groups
Dozens of hateful posts in a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents raise questions about how well if at all the company is policing disturbing postings and comments made outside of public view.
A Supreme Court Decision Could Have Implications for Social Media Free Speech
The court ruled that First Amendment protections don't apply to a corporation that operates a public access channel in New York.
Are Racist Yearbook Photos Protected Student Speech?
Decisions in Illinois and North Carolina to reprint yearbooks with white nationalist photos have prompted a First Amendment debate.
As American Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Mosques Have Ramped Up Security
A rise in Islamophobic hate crimes during the Trump presidency has led to increased law-enforcement presence at places of worship.
What If Climate Change and Rising Nationalism Both Had the Same Solution?
Countries riven by inequality and xenophobia won't be resilient to climate change—which means that the fight against nationalism and the fight against global warming are actually one and the same.
Counter Demonstrations Overwhelmed a KKK Rally in Dayton, Ohio (in Photos)
The demonstrations were ultimately peaceful—but expensive.
'Knife to the Heart': The Deep Empathy Behind Chris Orrick's Witty, Working-Class Hip-Hop
The Detroit rapper's willingness to listen to other people, and to see himself from their perspective, is one of the hallmarks of his music, his career, and his politics.
Is Law Enforcement Able to De-Radicalize Extremists Like John Walker Lindh?
The "American Taliban," a Californian who joined the Taliban in 2001, will be released today.
Archiving Grief Five Years After the Isla Vista Attacks
A misogyny-fueled killing spree spurred reams of news coverage. Now an online archive aims to allow a community to tell its own story of grief.
The Trump Admin Won't Join an Initiative to Curb Social Media Extremism, Citing Free Speech
Experts say the initiative does not "have much teeth to it" but that it does not run contrary to the First Amendment.
White Supremacists Involved in the 'Unite the Right' Rally Take Guilty Pleas
Despite taking a defiant tone in the immediate wake of the infamous rally, the four men charged by federal authorities have all pleaded guilty.
Does the Media Need to Report on Extremist Manifestos?
An extremism scholar discusses the ways in which journalism has been hijacked by bad faith actors in the wake of the Poway and Christchurch shootings.
Why Can't the Military Root Out Far-Right Extremism in Its Own Ranks?
The Department of Homeland Security fumbled a domestic terrorism report in 2009 that warned about right-wing militias targeting the U.S. Army for recruits.
Could Church Burnings in Louisiana Show a Connection Between Black Metal and White Supremacy?
The man accused of burning three black churches in Louisiana had an affinity for metal music, a cultural scene white supremacists have infiltrated in the past.
The Far Right Doesn't Want to Beat the Left; It Wants to Exterminate It
Every right-wing authoritarian movement has one thing in common: a brutal clampdown on any persons or groups who promote equality.
Does the American Military Have a Problem With Far-Right Extremism?
In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security released a report highlighting the threat of far-right groups recruiting veterans. Ten years later, it's still relevant.