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?

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