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Chet Hanks: 'White Boy Summer' Isn't About Hate

Actor's son condemns how it's been co-opted by white supremacists and other groups

(Newser) - A phrase coined by Tom Hanks' rapper son has become a rallying cry for hate groups, despite Chet Hanks' assurance that "white boy summer" is actually all about "love." For many, "the phrase represents an unapologetic embrace of white heterosexual masculinity, often at the expense of...

Substack Critics: Nazi Presence Here Is 'Unfathomable'

Open letter from users accuses site of platforming Nazis and white supremacists, profiting from it

(Newser) - Substack, the online publishing portal that hosts subscription-based newsletters, is offering a space for some unseemly characters who are making money not only for themselves, but for Substack itself. That's the assertion of dozens of users who penned an open letter on the subject to the platform's founders,...

Lawsuit Aims to 'Decimate' Hate Group

Black man says he was attacked by Patriot Front members in Boston last year

(Newser) - A Black teacher and musician who says members of a white nationalist hate group punched, kicked, and beat him with metal shields during a march through Boston last year sued the organization on Tuesday. Charles Murrell III, of Boston, was in the area of the Boston Public Library to play...

Ohio Homeschool Network's Goal: Create 'a Wonderful Nazi'

State officials investigating neo-Nazi network with thousands of subscribers

(Newser) - The Ohio Department of Education is investigating a homeschool network with a neo-Nazi curriculum that asks children to practice cursive by copying Adolf Hitler quotes, offers tips to "avoid Jewish media content," and teaches that Black people "have a much lower IQ than whites." Logan and...

Despite Threats, City Stands Firm After Patriot Front Arrests

Coeur d'Alene won't go 'back to the days of the Aryan Nations,' mayor says

(Newser) - At one point Monday, the police department in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, had received almost 150 calls from the public about the arrests of 31 men connected to a white supremacist group who were headed to an LGBTQ+ event in town. About half of the calls were congratulatory, NBC News...

31 Patriot Front Members Arrested Near Pride Event

Members of white supremacist group intended to riot, authorities say

(Newser) - Authorities arrested 31 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near an Idaho pride event Saturday after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear, the AP reports. The men were standing inside the truck wearing khakis, navy blue shirts and beige hats...

Key to White Supremacists' Lingo: the Guise of Humor
Key to White Supremacists'
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Key to White Supremacists' Lingo: the Guise of Humor

Charlottesville trial includes testimony about the strategy

(Newser) - The Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery trials aren't the only cases involving volatile race issues winding down at the moment. Jurors in Charlottesville, Virginia, begin deliberations Friday in a civil trial over the deadly violence that broke out at the Unite the Right rally in 2017, reports CNN . Details:...

Men Who Hoped for US Civil War Get 9-Year Sentences

American Brian Mark Lemley and Canadian Patrik Jordan Mathews are sentenced

(Newser) - Update: Two military veterans—American Brian Mark Lemley and Canadian Patrik Jordan Mathews—have each been sentenced to nine years in prison on gun charges with a "terrorist enhancement." The men were arrested before a pro-gun rally in Virginia last year, the BBC reports. Both are members of...

Calif. Synagogue Gunman Hears His Fate

John T. Earnest gets life without parole for killing one person, injuring 3 in 2019 Poway shooting

(Newser) - Before John T. Earnest was sentenced Thursday for fatally gunning down one person and injuring three others, including a young girl, in a 2019 shooting at a Southern California synagogue, his lawyer asked if he could make a statement. The response of San Diego Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh in...

Feds: Supremacist Group Required Violence to Join

16 members of 'Unforgiven' in Florida swept up in racketeering indictment

(Newser) - A white supremacist group rewarded members with tattoo "patches" for committing acts of violence, including assaulting peaceful demonstrators at a racial justice protest last summer, according to a federal racketeering indictment of 16 members in Florida. Members of the group, Unforgiven, also attempted to use corrupt law-enforcement officers and...

He Crashed Into Home, Started Shooting. Now, a Hate Crime Probe

Mass. authorities investigating incident that left 2 Black bystanders dead in Winthrop

(Newser) - A shooting over the weekend near Boston that left a retired Massachusetts State Police officer and an Air Force veteran dead is now being investigated as a hate crime, as the two Black victims were gunned down while other bystanders escaped without being targeted. Authorities say 28-year-old Nathan Allen stole...

Trump Is Now Facing a Lawsuit Over the Capitol Attack

Rep. Bennie Thompson and NAACP's suit also names Rudy Giuliani, white supremacist groups

(Newser) - He was acquitted in his impeachment trial, but Donald Trump now faces threats from the courts in regard to the Capitol riot. On Tuesday, the first such threat from a member of Congress emerged in the form of a lawsuit by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, reports Politico . The...

Cops: Ex-Congressional Candidate Flew Across US to Abduct Child

Nathan Larson, who served time for threatening a president, runs site glorifying child rape: authorities

(Newser) - In an "extremely disturbing" story out of Colorado, a man authorities say is a white supremacist and pedophile was arrested in Denver last week for allegedly abducting a 12-year-old California girl he'd met on social media. ABC News reports that Nathan Daniel Larson, 40, was detained at Denver...

#ProudBoys Gets Hijacked in Name of Gay Pride

Gay community takes over #ProudBoys hashtag from far-right group

(Newser) - If most of America didn't know who the Proud Boys were before last week, they know now. President Trump refused to clearly denounce the far-right organization, designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center , at Tuesday's debate, causing a commotion with his words to "stand...

Trump Backtracks on the Proud Boys in a Big Way

'I don't know who the proud boys are'

(Newser) - President Trump drew a blank on the Proud Boys less than 24 hours after appearing to support them on national television, the Hill reports. "I don't know who the Proud Boys are. You'll have to give me a definition because I really don't know who they...

Trump Blew 'Biggest Layup in the History of Debates'
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One Phrase From Trump Is Picked Apart

He told Proud Boys to 'stand by'—a dangerous move, some argue

(Newser) - Members of the far-right group Proud Boys celebrated its mention by President Trump during the first presidential debate on Tuesday, seeing it as an implicit endorsement and boasting of a jump in recruits, per the New York Times , which perused private social-media channels. Members of the "western chauvinist" group...

Twitter Kicks David Duke Off for Good

Ex-KKK leader kicked off social media platform for violating rules on 'hateful conduct'

(Newser) - David Duke has lost one of his big communications platforms: The 70-year-old white supremacist and ex-Ku Klux Klan leader has been banned from Twitter for good, the AP reports. Duke was "permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct," the social media platform said...

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...

FBI: Extremists Are Trying to Infect 2 Groups With Virus

Alert says white supremacists, neo-Nazis are being encouraged to target Jews, cops

(Newser) - While the world is hunkered down amid the coronavirus pandemic , the Jewish community and cops have an extra concern piled on: extremist groups out to do them harm by "trying to weaponize" the virus, as Rolling Stone puts it. Per an intelligence alert sent Thursday from the FBI's...

Official: Russia 'Wants to Watch Us Tear Ourselves Apart'

Kremlin is stoking racial tensions as part of bid to sow discord in election year

(Newser) - Russia is urging violence by white supremacist and black extremist groups with the goal to sow discord in the US, multiple intelligence officials tell the New York Times . The effort to inflame racial tensions is part of a larger bid to influence the presidential election—and, some say, to promote...

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