June 16, 2017
Snopes clears SPLC of ‘smear merchant’ claim; IQ differences in races still not linked to genes; Spencer upset by Baptists’ disavowal of supremacists; and more.
Snopes: No, the SPLC is not a left-wing smear group that encourages violent attacks.
Vox: There’s still no good reason to believe black-white IQ differences are due to genes.
Think Progress: The Southern Baptist Convention blowup over white supremacism, explained.
Raw Story: Richard Spencer complains about Baptists’ disavowal of white supremacists: ‘Jesus never complained about racism.’
ABC News: Judge rescinds his decision to release neo-Nazi accused of plotting terrorist acts.
Vice: Extremism experts are beginning to worry about the left and violence.
New York Times: Facebook will begin using artificial intelligence to find extremist posts.
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison): Budget committee proceeds with Gov. Walker’s plan to gut state’s domestic-partners benefits program.
Mother Jones: Betsey DeVos says she’s against discrimination, except for all those anti-LGBT groups at her department.
Right Wing Watch: FRC’s Tony Perkins warns that Obama is running an anti-Christian ‘shadow government.’
Huffington Post: Ted Nugent regrets: ‘I’m not going to engage in hateful rhetoric anymore.’
Media Matters: Trump ally Michael Savage cites white-nationalist website, warns that college students will be shot.
Deseret News (Salt Lake City): FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs arrested in South Dakota by FBI after months as a fugitive.
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY): White nationalist Matthew Heimbach pleads not guilty to harassment charge, says he has ‘no regrets.’
Valley Advocate (Northampton, MA): Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to lead pro-gun ‘God Given Rights’ rally in Belchertown.
WFTS-TV (Tampa Bay, FL): Fliers in driveways indicate Ku Klux Klan planning to recruit in Pasco County neighborh
The Conversation: Is there structural racism on the Internet?