On Sunday, during its 31st annual Video Music Awards, MTV aired two fifteen-second public service announcement videos inspired by the shooting of unarmed teen Mike Brown and the unrest in his hometown of Ferguson that has followed in the weeks since. The PSAs are a part of a campaign called Look D ... More >>
You'd think the Ku Klux Klan would be on the same page when it comes to Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson cop who shot and killed an eighteen-year-old black teenager named Michael Brown on August 9. Yet, it seems even cross-burning, hood-wearing white supremacists disagree on officially supporting ... More >>
Ferguson is a crowded place these days. Social activists, volunteers, legal observers, medics, church groups, bloggers, anarchists, revolutionaries -- all have crashed into the St. Louis suburb since Michael Brown's death on August 9. They've certainly made the situation on West Florissant Avenue ... More >>
The fliers began turning up Tuesday night, left in plastic bags weighted with rocks near an apartment complex near Fenton in Jefferson County. "Are there troubles in your neighborhood?" The question is printed beneath an illustration of a hooded figure pointing outward, like a racist version of an ... More >>
Before Frazier Glenn Miller allegedly attacked two Jewish community centers in Kansas City on Sunday, he was gambling in a Missouri casino near his home outside of Springfield. Miller called his wife, Marge, Sunday morning to say his winnings were up, she tells the Southern Poverty Law Center, whic ... More >>
You may not have noticed the nationwide march of white supremacists carrying signs that "'Diversity'=White Genocide" on Saturday. That's good. You weren't supposed to.
The hate-mongering piece of garbage that is The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., is almost dead, but at least he lived long enough to see a Missouri judge uphold a law forbidding his followers from one of their most antagonizing tactics: funeral protests. Protesters at funerals must stay 300 feet away startin ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center has just issued a statement praising the Scott County Central School District in Sikeston for its decision to officially remove discriminatory language against same-sex couples from rules governing its high school prom. The decision was sparked by Stacy Dawson, a 17- ... More >>
Update: Dawson received word today that he'll be able to bring his boyfriend to prom. The Southern Poverty Law Center is challenging a rural southeast Missouri high school for allegedly telling a student he can't bring a same-sex date to prom. Scott County Senior High School student Stacy Dawson s ... More >>
Brian Nieves earns another honor.Brian Nieves is no fan of the Riverfront Times. And, today, we're guessing the same can be said about the Southern Poverty Law Center. This week the the civil-rights organization named the Missouri state senator (R - Washington) as one of its "Dirty Dozen" associa ... More >>
Image viaYou know what they say, no noose is good noose.Two St. Louis sheriff's deputies say it is, and the outcome of their workplace discrimination lawsuit against their boss, Sheriff James Murphy, may hinge on convincing jurors that the iconic hangman's knot does indeed symbolize prejudice.Wal ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's reign of terror becomes Arizona policy, thanks to state Senator Russell Pearce and Governor Jan Brewer
The Southern Poverty Law Center has released a report suggesting that the number of extremist groups operating in the U.S. grew by 244 percent last year. According to the report, the number of these anti-government movements went from 149 in 2008 to 512 in 2009 -- an addition of 363 new groups in ... More >>
Will this Internet-famous St. Louis protester be there?I'm not sure if the People's Settlement would fall under the category of an extremist militia as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center. But this I know, the People's Settlement are not Tea Party activists. No, far from it. So who/what is ... More >>
It now comes with a half-hearted apology/introduction full of hillbilly jokes. If you missed it when it debuted on the Interwebz last month, prepare to be embarrassed for Kansas congressman Bill Otto (Republican, duh), who composed an Obama diss track after returning from a family reunion in the Oza ... More >>
America: We're #2!
An alleged murderer has supporters in cyberspace.
A St. Louis civil-rights pioneer vanished without a trace almost 70 years ago. Now, the NAACP wants the feds to find him.
And we expect everyone else to do the same."
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