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Police Say 'Umbrella Man' Is Actually a White Supremacist

Who was trying to incite a riot, they say

(Newser) - Police say that "Umbrella Man," the apparent protester caught on a viral video smashing the windows of a Minneapolis auto parts store with a sledgehammer while carrying an umbrella, was actually a white supremacist trying to incite rioting over the death of George Floyd, which had taken place... More »

Trump Tweet: 'Corrupt Joe Is Shot' and 'White Power!'

The president's retweet sparks outcry on 'State of the Union'

(Newser) - President Trump grabbed the media's attention Sunday morning by retweeting a video that appeared to promote white power, NBC News reports. The video (WARNING: profanity) features a line of golf carts trundling past anti-Trump protesters who shout "racist," to which a Trump supporter yells, "white power!... More »

Ben & Jerry's 'Just Put All Corporate Statements to Shame'

Company releases statement against white supremacy

(Newser) - Last week, Ben & Jerry's was busy launching a limited flavor called Boots on the Moooo'n. Fast forward a week, and its focus is entirely terrestrial. The company released what CNN terms a "forceful statement" on its website late Tuesday titled "We must dismantle white supremacy.... More »

Cops: 13-Year-Old Wanted to Attack Vegas Synagogue, News Network

Estonian boy was allegedly 'Commander' of international neo-Nazi group Feuerkrieg Division

(Newser) - He called himself "Commander” online. He was said to be the leader of an international neo-Nazi group linked to plots to attack a Las Vegas synagogue and detonate a car bomb at a major US news network. He was also just 13 years old. The boy who led Feuerkrieg... More »

White Supremacists Are Major Threat, Says One State

New Jersey officials issue a new terrorist-threat report

(Newser) - Who's the biggest threat in New Jersey? Not al-Qaeda or ISIS. Not anarchists or black separatists. It's white supremacists, according to a terrorist-threat report released Friday by New Jersey Homeland Security officials. "The threat from white supremacist extremists increased from moderate to high in 2020 due to... More »

2 Died After Trying to Stop His Slurs. Now, a Verdict

Jeremy Christian convicted of murdering 2 men who tried to stop his 2017 tirade on an Ore. train

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Ore., commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole survivor of the attack... More »

Gasps as Man Hurls Racist Comment During Meeting on Racism

'Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?' man asks fellow parent

(Newser) - A school meeting focusing on diversity, inclusion, unity, and equity did a 180 Monday morning when one parent asked another, "Why didn't you stay in Mexico?" The meeting was held to address what parents see as ongoing racism at Michigan's Saline Area Schools, particularly after an incident... More »

Feds: White Supremacists Hoped for 'Civil War' After Rally

Prosecutors want members of The Base to be kept detained

(Newser) - A hidden camera captured members of a violent white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews also videotaped himself advocating for... More »

3 White Supremacists Arrested Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally

Including a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist

(Newser) - FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital, the AP reports. The three men are members of The... More »

He Took Control of Neo-Nazi Group, Died Months Later

Black activist James Stern was 55

(Newser) - Earlier this year James Stern, a black California pastor and activist, "outsmarted" a neo-Nazi group, became its director and president , and ultimately planned to "destroy it." But Stern died before that happened, CNN reports. Stern's attorney and a friend say the 55-year-old died at home, where... More »

Tenn. University Finds 'It's OK to Be White' Signs

Signs cover memorial for first African-American students at East Tennessee State University

(Newser) - East Tennessee State University is the latest college campus hit by a white supremacist campaign started by an internet group. "I am disgusted by this act," Brian Noland, university president, says in a statement cited by NBC News . That act: signs proclaiming "It's OK to be... More »

'Cesspool of Hate' 8chan Is Basically Back

It's now 8kun, and activists are working to get it shut down again

(Newser) - The "cesspool of hate" online forum 8chan was shut down almost three months ago after three mass shooters including the El Paso suspect posted their plans there before carrying them out, but now it's back—basically. As CBS News reports, 8kun surfaced Saturday via Russia-based online service providers... More »

He Unnerved a Neighborhood in 2016. Now, an Unnerving Arrest

Feds say Conor Climo plotted to attack Jews, LGBT bar patrons in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Jews in synagogues and LGBT bar patrons were allegedly a Las Vegas man's targets—and he was working up a plan to attack them, the FBI says. NBC News reports 23-year-old Conor Climo was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, which a Justice Department release... More »

Tucker Carlson's Job Looks Safe Amid New Controversy

Fox host made controversial comments on white supremacy before leaving for vacation

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is once again in the hot seat over controversial comments, and Carlson is now on vacation until Aug. 19 as critics ramp up calls for an advertiser boycott. The latest flap is Carlson's assertion, in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting , that white... More »

Tucker Carlson Calls White Supremacy a 'Hoax'

He's right, says former KKK leader

(Newser) - Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed 22 people. Carlson's remarks Tuesday came with the nation rubbed raw by... More »

Knitting Site Announces It's Banning Support of Trump

Ravelry bans posts, projects supporting the president, his administration

(Newser) - The latest group to take a stand against President Trump comes from ... the fiber arts community. Ravelry, which BuzzFeed calls "the most popular online forum for knitting fans," has issued a ban against any and all content supporting Trump and his administration, including "forum posts, projects, patterns,... More »

YouTube Bans Neo-Nazi Videos

As well as those touting white supremacism or denying certain historical events

(Newser) - YouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content, the AP reports. The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find such videos, but it's now removing them outright. YouTube will also prohibit videos that deny certain... More »

Inmate Charged in DA Murder Plot: He'll Get 'F---ing Pizza'

Alleged gang member Billie Allen wanted to take out Colorado DA, authorities say

(Newser) - An overheard conversation between inmates in a Colorado jail sounded on the surface like a casual chat about a pizza delivery. But upon closer listen, a deputy realized something more chilling was afoot, and now an alleged gang member has been charged with plotting to murder the Weld County district... More »

Cubs Investigating 'Repulsive' Gesture Fan Flashed on Air

Fan appeared to make white power sign behind black commentator Doug Glanville

(Newser) - A Chicago Cubs fan at the game Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins could be banned from Wrigley Field for life if the home team ever catches up to him. While fans are often caught on camera at MLB games waving and making various gestures, one in particular has raised... More »

Texas Executes Racist Who Dragged Black Man to Death

John William King is dead

(Newser) - An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in US history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man, the AP reports. John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd... More »

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