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Amelie Hahn, braves cold weather as she holds a poster memorializing the 2011 rundown death of James Craig Anderson in front of the federal courthouse in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Two of the men charged in the series of 2011 racial beatings that resulted in Anderson's death attended change-of-plea hearing.
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Ten white Mississippi Teens, now young men and women, have been found guilty of random hate crimes against blacks, which included the murder of an unsuspecting victim, James Craig Anderson. A group of young white men and women who killed Anderson, a black man in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2011 had periodically roamed the city that spring, attacking African Americans at random, and police never heard about it. Their last attack, before dawn on June 26, 2011, killed 47-year-old auto plant worker James Craig Anderson and sparked a multiyear federal investigation that ended Wednesday after a ninth...
The KKK, a secretive society formed in the post-Civil War South, is known as a white supremacist group who terrorized blacks.
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What value did a bidder find in the Ku Klux Klan robe that was purchased at an auction? Curiosity? History? Tucked between children's Victorian-era button-down shoes and a World War I collar bag, one item stood out on an auctioneer's website touting an end-of-the-year sale: a Ku Klux Klan robe dating to the 1920s. The white robe, discovered in an attic by a New Hampshire woman in her 80s, bore the KKK's distinctive round, scarlet patch with a white cross. For years, it sat in a bag, assumed by family members to be an innocuous garment and not a feared symbol of the white supremacist group....
The Ku Klux Klan have been temporarily prevented from passing out leaflets in a small Missouri town.
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The Ku Klux Klan cannot continue leafleting streets according to a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. However, the American Civil Liberties Union is appealing the ruling that prohibits the Ku Klux Klan from leafleting in the streets of a small southeast Missouri town. In a 2-1 ruling last week, a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the city of Desloge, whose leaders argued the ordinance is meant to protect public safety by keeping people out of the street, not suppress free speech. ACLU attorney Anthony Rothert said Wednesday that the case will be appealed to the full 8th...
Republican lawmakers are showing support for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise despite his past affiliation with a white supremacist group. Photo Credit: dailymail.co.uk
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Are there elements of white supremacy, in principal or practice, embedded in the Republican Party? The question is being asked as Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House Republican leader as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana has said the speech was a mistake he now regrets, and party leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, have backed him. Several incoming rank-and-file lawmakers added their support Sunday, including Utah's Mia Love, the first...
In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, right, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a House GOP caucus meeting. Scalise acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists. Now he is the third-highest ranked House Republican in Washington.
Racism and the Republican Party, is there fire where there is smoke? The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago, saying who the Republicans have in leadership "says a lot about who they are." White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest repeatedly said Steve Scalise once described himself as "David Duke without the baggage." A reporter for the New Orleans Advocate newspaper said Scalise made the remark to her as he was starting out in the Louisiana Legislature nearly 20 years ago. Scalise's...
An advocacy group that investigates complaints of discrimination, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, said Friday that St. Bernard has agreed to settle the case for $1.8 million. The settlement stems from a 2006 lawsuit filed against the parish.
Blacks win a settlement for a housing discrimination case where they were restricted from renting in new areas that had been rebuilt following Hurricane Katrina. A settlement has been reached in a long legal fight over St. Bernard Parish housing policies that allegedly restricted black people from renting in the parish as it rebuilt after catastrophic damaged caused by flooding from Hurricane Katrina. An advocacy group that investigates complaints of discrimination, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, said Friday that St. Bernard has agreed to settle the case for $1.8 million...
This undated file photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944. A South Carolina state judge, in a Dec. 7, 2014 ruling, vacated Stinney's conviction in the deaths of two young girls, clearing his name.
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The youngest black boy to be executed has been deemed as a great miscarriage of justice. More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice. George Stinney was arrested, convicted of murder in a one-day trial and executed in 1944 - all in the span of about three months and without an appeal. The speed in which the state meted out justice against the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century...
This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio will end his popular and notorious business raids as pressure continues to mount on his office’s arrest tactics and practices. The Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office revealed late Wednesday that it was agreeing to disband a controversial squad that has raided businesses to arrest more than 700 immigrants who were...
Amelie Hahn, braves cold weather as she holds a poster memorializing the 2011 rundown death of James Craig Anderson in front of the federal courthouse in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Two of the men charged in the series of 2011 racial beatings that resulted in Anderson's death attended change-of-plea hearing.
The KKK, a secretive society formed in the post-Civil War South, is known as a white supremacist group who terrorized blacks.
The Ku Klux Klan have been temporarily prevented from passing out leaflets in a small Missouri town.
Republican lawmakers are showing support for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise despite his past affiliation with a white supremacist group. Photo Credit: dailymail.co.uk
In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, right, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a House GOP caucus meeting. Scalise acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists. Now he is the third-highest ranked House Republican in Washington.
An advocacy group that investigates complaints of discrimination, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, said Friday that St. Bernard has agreed to settle the case for $1.8 million. The settlement stems from a 2006 lawsuit filed against the parish.
This undated file photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944. A South Carolina state judge, in a Dec. 7, 2014 ruling, vacated Stinney's conviction in the deaths of two young girls, clearing his name.
This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.
The Ku Klux Klan have been temporarily prevented from passing out leaflets in a small Missouri town.
January 7th, 2015 with 0 Comments
The Ku Klux Klan cannot continue leafleting streets according to a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals....
The Ku Klux Klan have been temporarily prevented from passing out leaflets in a small Missouri town.
January 7th, 2015 with 0 Comments
The Ku Klux Klan cannot continue leafleting streets...
Amelie Hahn, braves cold weather as she holds a poster memorializing the 2011 rundown death of James Craig Anderson in front of the federal courthouse in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Two of the men charged in the series of 2011 racial beatings that resulted in Anderson's death attended change-of-plea hearing.
January 8th, 2015 with 1 Comment
Ten white Mississippi Teens, now young men and women, have been found guilty of random hate crimes...
English teacher Tom Rademacher talks with his high school juniors Kierra Murray, left, and Ana Silverman, right, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Fair School in Minneapolis. Knowing that the grand jury decision not to indict a white officer who shot and killed a black teen in Ferguson, Mo., would be on the minds of his students, Rademacher put aside his lesson plans and asked them a question: How did they feel?
December 3rd, 2014 with 3 Comments
Students reacts to the Ferguson decision in many ways...

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In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, right, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a House GOP caucus meeting. Scalise acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists. Now he is the third-highest ranked House Republican in Washington.
January 6th, 2015 with 0 Comments
Racism and the Republican Party, is there fire where there is smoke? The White House on Monday...
This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.
December 23rd, 2014 with 0 Comments
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio will end his popular and...
This undated file photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944. A South Carolina state judge, in a Dec. 7, 2014 ruling, vacated Stinney's conviction in the deaths of two young girls, clearing his name.
December 23rd, 2014 with 1 Comment
The youngest black boy to be executed has been deemed as a great miscarriage of justice. More than...
This Aug. 20, 2001, file photo shows French Holocaust survivors gathering at the site of the former Drancy detention camp, north of Paris, France. From Aug. 20, 1941 until the end of World War II, more than 70,000 Jewish men, women and children passed through Drancy on their way to Nazi extermination camps, particularly Auschwitz. The wagon is part of the memorial site.
December 10th, 2014 with 0 Comments
France will be compensating thousands of Holocaust...

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Republican lawmakers are showing support for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise despite his past affiliation with a white supremacist group. Photo Credit: dailymail.co.uk
January 6th, 2015 with 0 Comments
Are there elements of white supremacy, in principal or practice, embedded in the Republican Party?...
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gestures as he speaks to members of the community during an interfaith service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Holder traveled to Atlanta to meet with law enforcement and community leaders for the first in a series of regional meetings around the country. The president asked Holder to set up the meetings in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.
December 2nd, 2014 with 6 Comments
U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder will hold meeting around...
Despite the results of an exhaustive study that Republicans must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform, they seem poised to ignore it.
November 25th, 2014 with 1 Comment
Will Republicans ignore passing legislation to achieve lasting immigration reform, or will they use...
How much is race a factor in the shifting white vote?
November 10th, 2014 with 16 Comments
Why is the Democratic Party losing white voters, which was...