HATEWATCH: HEADLINES FOR 12-16-2016

 

December 16, 2016

Trump and Roof are brothers in resentment; Google fails on fake news ad front; Arpaio claims probe proves ‘Birther’ theory; and more.

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Slate: Brothers in resentment: What gave us Donald Trump is what gave us Dylann Roof.

Forward: Does Google want us to think Nazis are cool?

Media Matters: Google promised to stop making fake news profitable, but one month later, they’ve failed.

Guardian (UK): How Breitbart opened up a new front in the war over fake news – by labeling legitimate pieces ‘fake’.

Talking Point Memo: After hoax exposed, experts warn that one incident doesn’t discredit wave of post-election hate crimes.

New York Magazine: Alt-Right troll Milo Yiannopoulos uses campus visit to openly mock transgender student.

USA Today: On his way out, Sheriff Joe Arpaio claims his probe proves Obama’s birth certificate is a fake.

New York Times: New York man convicted of hate crime attacks on worshippers at Queen mosque.

Washington Post: White supremacist fliers from American Vanguard show up on University of Maryland campus.

Raw Story: Swastika, racial epithet and ‘Trump 2016’ written on car in second incident at Temple University.

CNN: Why reporting hate crimes should be mandatory, not voluntary, for law enforcement.

NBC4 Washington (DC): Virginia nightclub threatened after refusing to host pro-Trump Alt-Right ‘DeploraBall’.

KETV-TV (Omaha, NE): Photo of white supremacist group’s gathering in Omaha bar creates a social media stir.

Associated Press: Pittsburgh mayor to sign controversial bill banning gay conversion therapy for minors.

New Jersey Jewish News: Holocaust denial is no longer a thing of the past, thanks to the Alt-Right, lecturer warns.

OC Weekly (Anaheim, CA): Police reports on Ku Klux Klan brawl in Anaheim prove that police chief lied about response.

 

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December 16, 2016

This is the fourth update in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s effort to collect reports of bias-related harassment and intimidation around the country following the election. This update spans the period from November 9 to December 12.

December 15, 2016

Dylann Storm Roof, indoctrinated in online hate and racism, was convicted today in Charleston, S.C., of a murderous gun rampage in 2015 that left nine people dead at a historic African-American church. The racially motivated killing spree jarred the nation.

 

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