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University of Virginia Got Money From KKK. Here's How It's Using It

'I hope any remaining members of the KKK will appreciate the irony'

(Newser) - In 1921, the Ku Klux Klan pledged $1,000 to the University of Virginia. That amount, in today's dollars, would be about $12,400, and with that in mind, the university is allocating an equivalent amount, $12,500, to the Charlottesville Patient Support Fund, which will be used to... More »

ESPN Host Assailed for Calling Trump 'White Supremacist'

White House says 'SportsCenter' host Jemele Hill's comments are a 'fireable offense'

(Newser) - An ESPN host who tweeted about President Trump is finding herself in the White House's crosshairs, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling the comments a "fireable offense," per CNN . The offending tweet by SportsCenter host Jemele Hill, which she posted Monday: "Donald Trump is a... More »

Senate Unanimously Condemns White Supremacist Groups

Measure calls for Trump to denounce hate groups

(Newser) - They can't agree on much—but they're pretty clear that they don't like Nazis and the KKK. A resolution condemning white supremacist groups and the "domestic terrorist attack" in Charlottesville last month passed the Senate unanimously Monday night, the Hill reports. The measure, introduced by a... More »

Michigan State Blocks White Nationalists, Gets Sued

Richard Spencer couldn't get a conference room

(Newser) - Michigan State University is being taken to federal court for denying white supremacist Richard Spencer a chance to speak on campus. Attorney Kyle Bristow, former president of the MSU chapter of the conservative Young Americans for Freedom group, accuses the university of violating the First and Fourteenth amendments by refusing... More »

Web's Oldest Neo-Nazi Site Taken Offline

After 22 years, Stormfront booted by domain provider

(Newser) - Following in the footsteps of fellow white supremacist site DailyStormer , Stormfront has been shut down by its domain provider, TechCrunch reports. Stormfront, the oldest neo-Nazi site on the internet, has been registered at Network Solutions since 1995. But Network Solutions took the site offline after the Lawyer's Committee for... More »

10-Day March Against White Supremacy to Begin Monday

The 100-mile march spans from Charlottesville to DC

(Newser) - Organizers have confirmed that a 10-day march from Charlottesville to DC protesting white supremacy will begin Monday, the Hill reports. Per NBC 4 , participants will march more than 100 miles over the 10 days, logging roughly 17 miles per day, and stay in churches along the planned route. “We... More »

Key Trump Adviser Delivers Public Rebuke to President

Gary Cohn says administration 'can and must do better' after Charlottesville

(Newser) - President Trump just got publicly scolded by a key member of his administration over his response to Charlottesville. In an interview with the Financial Times , top financial adviser Gary Cohn said "this administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we... More »

Tearful White Nationalist Surrenders, Faces 3 Felonies

Christopher Cantwell turns himself in in Virginia, will head to Charlottesville

(Newser) - White nationalist Christopher Cantwell has obeyed police instructions and surrendered to authorities. The New Hampshire man faces two felony charges of illegal tear gas use and one felony charge of malicious bodily injury over his role in the Charlottesville violence, reports the BBC . He turned himself in to police in... More »

1st White House Department Quits in Protest of Trump Comments

The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities is out

(Newser) - The first White House department has resigned in protest of President Trump's comments on neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and Charlottesville, Politico reports. The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities—which includes actor Kal Penn, as well as artists, authors, and more—sent a letter to Trump Friday announcing... More »

Tim Cook Memo: 'I Disagree With the President'

Apple CEO denounces 'hate and bigotry' in response to Charlottesville

(Newser) - The backlash against President Trump's inflammatory remarks on Charlottesville continues, including two White House business councils being shuttered after members started defecting. The latest voice to enter the mix: Apple CEO Tim Cook, who Wednesday sent a memo to employees decrying "hate and bigotry" in general, and Trump'... More »

Steve Bannon Has a Scaramucci Moment

In unsolicited interview, he calls far right 'a collection of clowns'

(Newser) - Has Steve Bannon taken a page from the Mooch's playbook? In a move reminiscent of Anthony Scaramucci's fateful New Yorker interview, the White House strategist opened up to Robert Kuttner at liberal magazine American Prospect in an unsolicited interview. On Charlottesville, Bannon described the far right as a... More »

Johnny Cash's Kids Slam Neo-Nazi in Cash Shirt

'We were sickened by the association'

(Newser) - The Man in Black was not a fan of the guys in white hoods, Johnny Cash's children said after video surfaced of a neo-Nazi protester in Charlottesville wearing a T-shirt with their father's name. "We were sickened by the association," the late country legend's five... More »

NC KKK Leader 'Glad Protester Died'

He says there will be more violence to come

(Newser) - They don't call it a hate group for nothing: The chief of a North Carolina Ku Klux Klan group says he's glad that 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. "I'm sorta glad that... More »

Sisters Say They Were Heading Home in Va. Then, 'Mayhem'

Micah and Tadrint Washington, injured in Charlottesville, sue white nationalists

(Newser) - Two sisters injured in Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Va., are suing suspect James Alex Fields Jr., rally organizer Jason Kessler, and more than 20 alt-right and neo-Nazi groups for $3 million. In their lawsuit, Micah and Tadrint Washington say they were injured when Fields plowed into a crowd of... More »

Trump Condemns 'Alt-Left' in Charlottesville Violence

President says anti-white supremacist protesters were 'very, very violent'

(Newser) - President Trump doubled down on Saturday's widely criticized "many sides" statement during a press conference Tuesday at Trump Tower, claiming "there is blame on both sides" in regards to the fatal white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, the New York Times reports. Trump had tried to... More »

Man ID'd by Internet as White Nationalist Wasn't

Doxxing Charlottesville marchers is effective but risky

(Newser) - Internet sleuths working to publicly identify and shame the white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and others who attended last weekend's "Unite the Right" rally in Virginia have had some success—one man lost his job , another was disowned by his family —but their efforts aren't without their risks.... More »

Fallon Blasts Trump on Charlottesville: 'Shameful'

Late-night host said seeing white supremacists made him 'sick to my stomach'

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon once caught a lot of flak for mussing Donald Trump's hair, but now that Trump actually is president, Fallon is getting a lot more serious, Mashable reports. On Monday's Tonight Show, Fallon addressed the violence in Charlottesville, Va., leading to the deaths of Heather Heyer and... More »

Cops: Charlottesville Suspect Threatened Disabled Mother

911 calls reveal troubling family past

(Newser) - The man accused of driving his car into counter-protesters in Charlottesville on Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, threatened his disabled mother on more than one occasion, according to police records seen by USA Today . Records show that police were called to the Kentucky home 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. shared... More »

Father of White Nationalist Marcher Disowns Son in Letter

'I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home'

(Newser) - The father of a self-described white nationalist who marched at Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., says his son is no longer welcome home. Pearce Tefft of Fargo, ND, posted the open letter on INFORUM Monday, writing that his son Peter’s values are not shared... More »

Charlottesville Mayor, Va. Gov. Call Out White Supremacists

'You go home, you stay out of here, because we are a commonwealth that stays together'

(Newser) - Charlottesville's mayor and Virginia's governor are speaking out in the wake of the white supremacist rally and ensuing attack that killed a counter-protester:
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke during Sunday services at Charlottesville's Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, reports Time . He called the white supremacists "
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