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TN White Man Uses Racial Slurs and Violence Toward Black Children

In January 2019 a Tennessee white man yelled racial slurs and attempted to run over black children after getting into an argument with the family inside a store.

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TX White Man Shoots at Black Family, killing 7-Year-Old

In December 2018 a white Texas man fired into the car of a black family five, shooting two people and killing a 7-year-old girl.

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TX Black Woman with History of Mental Illness Died in Jail

In December 2018 a Texas black woman with a history of mental illness died jail waiting on her family to pay a $300 bail order.

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OR Family's Black Santa Decoration Vandalized

In December 2018 an Oregon family's black Santa inflatable decoration was vandalized.

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First Black Head Coach of a University Football Team Faces Racist Violent Imagery after Loss

In November 2018 a racist meme began circulating after a Florida football team’s loss; the meme suggested that the head coach should be lynched for his performance as coach this season.

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Homophobic Attack on New York Subway

In December 2018 a New York man on the subway attacked a woman because he believed she was a lesbian.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Socially Liberal but Fiscally Conservative

The 'socially liberal but fiscally conservative' position is a part of the kyriarchy. Equality requires investment.

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FL Officers Kill Black Psychiatric Patient

In November 2018 Florida police officers shot and killed a black psychiatric patient inside the hospital.

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White Nationalist Stickers Found at a NC University

In November 2018 stickers for a white nationalist organization, which has been labeled a hate group by the SPLC, were found on the campus of a North Carolina university.

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CA Man Tried to Run Over Two Jewish Men Near a Synagogue

In November 2018 a man tried to run over two Jewish men near a California synagogue before yelling anti-Semitic remarks.

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Trans Asylum Seeker Beaten in ICE Custody before Her Death

In November 2018 an autopsy report was released for a trans woman of color seven months after her death; the report showed she was beaten in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody before she died.

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TX Library Calls Police on Black Graduate Student

A black Texas graduate student was asked to leave a public library by both the library manager and the police.

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TN Black Female Officer Faced Retaliation after Alleging Rape by Another Officer

In November 2018 a black female police officer in Tennessee filed a lawsuit alleging racial and gender discrimination against the department for which she works.

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IL Officer Shot and Killed a Black Man who had Detained an Active Shooter

In November 2018 an Illinois police officer shot and killed a black man who had detained an active shooter.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Political Violence, Threats, and Harassment

To continue to perfect our union, and protect this radical freedom experiment that is our nation, we must not only condemn hate, but expand protections and freedoms for each way our citizens exist.

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NY Teacher Makes Racial Comment About Student’s Appearance

In October 2018, a New York teacher told an art student that “all African-Americans have big noses,” after the teacher drew a caricature of the student.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: A Morality Based in Power

Christian superiority, the patriarchy, and the concept of law and order can often seem hypocritical. But when one's morality is based in power, any justification of control is valid.

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Parents and Students Concerned About Unaddressed Racism in TN High School

In October 2018 students and parents at a Tennessee high school are reporting concerns of racial harassment that appears to be unaddressed.

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WI High School Called Police on a Student For Reacting to Racial Slurs

In September 2018 a Wisconsin high school called police on a black student who stood up for herself after experiencing unaddressed racism.

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MO Hospital Files Charges Against a Woman who was Attacked by Their Guard

In October 2018 a Missouri hospital filed charges against a black woman who was beaten by one of their security guards in July.

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OR Arena Failed to Accommodate Woman with Cerebral Palsy

In October 2018 an Oregon events arena failed to accommodate a woman with cerebral palsy.

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VA Trans Student Denied Entry to Locker Rooms During Active Shooter Drill

In October 2018 a Virginia trans student was denied entry to either locker room during an active shooter drill.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Hate Speech and Dog Whistles

Language affects perception. Dog whistles are an attempt to hide bigotry.

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KS Officer Detained a Man Moving into His Own Home

In August 2018 a Kansas officer detained a black man as he was moving into his new home.

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GA Teachers Tie Up and Threaten Pre-School Students

In September 2018, Georgia pre-school teachers tied up and threatened black students.

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New FL Policy Will Keep Inmates Far From Family

In September 2018 Florida state prisons announced a new plan to incarcerate inmates in counties away from their home counties.

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TN 17-year-old and 27-year-old Face Charges in Incident of Intimate Partner Violence

In September 2018 a 17-year-old boy and 27-year-old man in Tennessee are facing charges after assaulting and threatening a 15-year-old-girl, the boy’s former girlfriend.

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FL Republican Donor Defends Racist Tweet

In September 2018 a major Republican donor in Florida used a racial slur on Twitter and later defended the tweet as not racist.

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TX Corrections Officers Misused Disability Placards for Convenience

In September 2018 an investigation revealed that multiple corrections officers working at a Texas detention facility repeatedly used disability placards and disabled veteran license plates intended for others to park close to the facility.

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FL Former Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Black People

In September 2018 a Florida former police chief pled guilty to framing black residents for burglaries to increase his department’s clearance rate.

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GA Official Seeks to Close a Majority of Polling Places in a Majority Black County

In August 2018 officials in a majority black county in Georgia called for the closure of a majority of polling places in the county weeks before midterm elections.

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LA Mayoral Candidate Received Racially Charged Threat

A mayoral candidate in Louisiana received an anonymous message with threatening imagery, a racial slur, and a demand that he “get out of the race.”

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Black AL Pastor Found Racial Vandalism on His Property

In August 2018 a black Alabama pastor found racial slurs on his vehicle.

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Chicago Police Baited Low Income Black Residents to Theft Charges

In August 2018 Chicago police participated in a sting using a bait truck filled with expensive shoes in a low income predominately black neighborhood.

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NC Candidate who Preached that Wives Should Submit Won Primary

In August 2018 a Republican candidate who has preached that wives should submit to their husbands won his primary election.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: 175 years

A look at how America's favor for punishment as justice prevents us from dismantling systems that allow abuse.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Marginalization of Black Neighborhoods

For Black History Month, we explore the marginalization of black neighborhoods.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Our Violent Culture

America's violent culture is more pervasive than mental illness or video games. We're having the wrong discussion.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Marginalized People and Income Inequality

Income inequality is a key form of marginalization within the kyriarchy: every marginalized group is affected.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Criminalization of Race and Use of Force

White women use white men (i.e. police officers) to enact their white supremacy.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Dehumanization

Dehumanization is the root of violence and injustice in the United States.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Pride is a Protest

For the forty ninth anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots, we're exploring why Pride is a protest, and why it still must be.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is antithetical to democracy and the United States Constitution, and it has no place in American government.

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TN Man Attacks Woman for Refusing His Advances in Possible LGBTQ Hate Crime

In July 2018 a TN woman was attacked after refusing to give a man her phone number and telling him she is a lesbian.

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UT Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Hispanic Men

In July 2018 a Utah man allegedly threatened to kill and bury two men he believed to be undocumented immigrants.

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US Preacher Says Gays Should Be Executed

In June 2018 in an online debate with an atheist, a Christian preacher argued that the government should execute gay people.

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CA White Man Uses Racial Slur, Throws a Chair at a Black Woman

In July 2018, a white California man went on a racist rant and threw a chair at a black woman.

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CA 92-Year-Old Hispanic Man Beaten, Told to "Go Back to Your Own Country"

A 92-year-old CA Hispanic man was beaten with a brick and told to return to his country.

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CA Woman Uses Hate Speech Toward Latino Man

A white woman in California used hate speech toward a Latino man and his mother, calling them animals.

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DC Trans Woman ID’d and Told to Leave for Trying to Use the Restroom

A transgender woman in a Washington, DC club was asked for her ID to use the restroom, and told she needed to leave after confronting the employee.

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WA Man Shouts Hate Speech at a Black Man

In June 2018 white man in Washington shouted racial slurs at a black man, saying “I run this country — you guys are dead.”

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MI Education Department Proposes Removing References To Gay Rights, Roe v. Wade, and the KKK

In June 2018, the Michigan Department of Education proposed changes to social studies standards, which would erase gay rights, Roe v. Wade, and the KKK.

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Documenting the Kyriarchy: Modern Day Slavery

In June of 2018 slavery exists in the United States.

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Black Legislator in OH Subjected to Racial Bias at the Statehouse

Reporting in June 2018 revealed that a black legislator in Ohio had been stopped multiple times while attempting to enter the statehouse, her workplace, including once being told that she doesn’t “look like a legislator.”

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SD Lawmaker Said Businesses Should be Allowed to Discriminate Based on Race

In June 2018 a lawmaker in South Dakota said that business owners should be allowed “to turn away people of color,” while defending the rights of a bakery to refuse to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

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Homophobic Slurs Were Chanted at a CA Pride Night Soccer Match

In May 2018 fans at a California soccer match - a match designated as Pride Night - repeatedly yelled homophobic slurs.

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VA Police Officer Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Man

In May 2018 a police officer in Virginia shot and killed an unarmed, possibly mentally ill, black man.

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CA Police Follow Black Man to See Who Was in His Car

In May 2018 a police officer in California followed a black man for ten minutes to see who was in his car.

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VA Hardware Store Employee Uses Homophobic Slurs

An employee at a Virginia hardware store used homophobic slurs while criticizing a boy scout asking for a donation.

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TX Nightclub Denies Entry to Man Wearing Makeup

In May 2018 a Texas nightclub denied entry to a man wearing makeup, and the owner defended its gender conformity dress code policy.

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GA Republican Campaign Bus Calls Immigrants Criminals

In May 2018 a Republican candidate for governor in Georgia toured the state in a bus declaring undocumented immigrants to be “murderers, rapists, kidnappers, child molestors, and other criminals.”

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TN Lawyer’s Questions Blame Sexual Assault Victim

Reporting in May 2018 revealed that a Tennessee lawyer asked a 16-year-old sexual assault victim about both her and her mother’s sexual history.

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Research Shows Race Is a Bigger Factor than Class in Wealth Gaps

Research published in March 2018 found large wealth gaps between white and black men.

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AL Law Allows Sheriffs to Profit from Funds Intended for Feeding Inmates

In March 2018 national reporting revealed that Alabama law allows local sheriffs to “keep and retain” leftover funds intended for feeding inmates in county jails.

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Hate Speech in MO Directed Toward 7 Year Old Girl

In March 2018 a Missouri family found a black barbie doll with hate speech in the mailbox; it appears to have been intended for the seven year old girl who lives in the home.

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Multiple Headlines Refer to MD School Shooter as ‘Lovesick Teen’

In March 2018 Maryland police revealed that a school shooting resulted from a recently ended relationship, resulting in multiple headlines referring to the shooter as a ‘lovesick teen.’

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Multiple States Compete for Most Restrictive Abortion Bans

In March 2018 multiple states are competing for the most restrictive abortion bans in the country.

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TX Man Who Pushed Black Trans Woman into River Will Not Face Trial

In March 2018 a Texas judge ruled that a man who pushed a black trans woman into a river, resulting in her death, will not face trial.

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Several States Propose Work Requirements for Medicaid Benefits

As of March 2018 the Trump administration has authorized three states to include work requirements for some people receiving Medicaid benefits. Tennessee and Michigan have also proposed work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.

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AR Black Police Officers File Discrimination Suit

In March 2018 four black police officers in Arkansas filed a lawsuit claiming that their police department and chief of police engaged in racist discrimination including retaliation for their complaints.

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A NC Black Female Student Was Disciplined for Dress Code Violation

In March 2018 a North Carolina high school assistant principal disciplined a black female student at the end of the school day, refusing to allow her to ride the bus home because one shoulder was revealed.

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Survey Finds Widespread Discrimination and Harassment of Trans Teachers

In March 2018 reporting of a survey of transgender and gender fluid teachers in the United States and Canada found widespread discrimination and harassment.

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FL Teacher Used Racial Slurs in Class

In March 2018 a Florida teacher was suspended for using racial slurs and telling students not to date black boys.

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HUD Removes Citizen Protections from New Mission Statement

A March 2018 memo reveals that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is removing sustainability, consumer protection, and anti-discrimination from its mission statement.

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SD Passed Law Restricting What Doctors Can Say to Patients Seeking Abortions

In February 2018 the South Dakota legislature passed a new abortion restriction limiting what doctors can say to patients.

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New Research Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment and Assault

Research released in February 2018 found that 81% of women and 43% of men in the US have experienced sexual harassment or assault.

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New Report Finds that Racial Justice Gains Have Stalled or Reversed

A report released in February 2018, the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission, found that gains on poverty and racial justice have been stalled or reversed.

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US State Department Removes Human Rights Language from Annual Report

February 2018 reporting reveals that officials at the State Department have been ordered to cut language regarding women’s reproductive rights, as well as racial and sexual discrimination, from a soon-to-be-released annual report.

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New Report Shows that Anti-Semitism Increased in 2017

A February 2018 report released by the Anti-Defamation League revealed a nearly 60% increase in anti-semitic incidents in the previous year.

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UT University Held a Seminar on Women in Math with an All Male Panel

A flyer advertising a February 2018 seminar on women in math at a Utah university featured an all male panel.

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LGBTQ Youth at Greater risk for Suicide

Research released in February 2018 found that LGBTQ adolescents are at greater risk of suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts.

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Rape Threats Sent to Woman Working to Remove Judge who is Lenient in Rape Cases

In February 2018 rape threats were sent to a woman involved in the recall campaign for a judge who was lenient in rape and domestic violence cases involving college athletes.

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Students with Disabilities Experience Discipline Twice as Often

Research released in February 2018 showed that students with disabilities experience discipline, including suspension and expulsion, at twice the rates of their fellow classmates.

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US President's Budget Deprioritizes Poverty

US President’s budget, released in February 2018, calls for cuts of 14 percent to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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National Pundit Criticizes Black Athletes as Unintelligent

In January 2018 a national political pundit suggested that black athletes that criticize the US president are unintelligent.

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Hate Speech at a NJ High School

In February 2018 social media posts involving students at the same NJ high school included racist imagery and language.

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NY Teacher Directed to Stop Teaching Harlem Renaissance

In February 2018, which is Black History Month, a New York high school principal directed a teacher to stop teaching a lesson on the Harlem Renaissance.

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US Dept of Education Refuses to Investigate Trans Bathroom Civil Rights Claims

In February 2018 the US Department of Education confirmed that it no longer investigates transgender bathroom discrimination claims.

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MI Sheriff Accused of Racism, Sexism, and Ableism in Lawsuit

In February 2018 a Michigan sheriff was accused in a lawsuit of racism, sexism, and ableism.

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FL Teacher Who Married Same Sex Partner Fired from Catholic School

In February 2018 a teacher in Florida who married her same sex partner was fired following the wedding.

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US House Passed Bill Adding to the Burden of People with Disabilities

In February 2018 the US House of Representatives passed a bill that changes the Americans With Disabilities Act, putting more of the burden on people with disabilities.

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IL Lesbian, Aged 70, Abused in Home Care Facility

In February 2018 a 70 year old lesbian woman in Illinois released a video announcing her lawsuit against a home care facility for failing to protect her against homophobic abuse.

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Two Black Men in MO Exonerated After New Video Released

In February 2018 two black men in Missouri were exonerated after police released surveillance video showing, six months later, that they were the victims instead of the perpetrators in a robbery.

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TN Teen Told Photo Wouldn’t Appear in Yearbook Because She Did Not Conform to Gender Rules

In February 2018 a teenager in Tennessee found out that her photograph would not be displayed in her senior yearbook because she opted to wear a tux instead of a drape.

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National Radio Host Advocated White Supremacy

In January 2018 a nationally syndicated radio host argued that white people in the United States are experiencing a “cultural genocide.”

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Church, Schools, and Homes in MT Hit with Anti-Semitic and Anti-LGBTQ Vandalism

In January and February 2018 a Montana church was vandalized with anti-semitic and anti-gay imagery and pamphlets. Homes and schools in the area were also recently vandalized.

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MS Black Woman Indicted for Murder After Losing Infant at Birth

In January 2018 a Mississippi black woman was indicted for second-degree murder after her infant died.

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FL Politician Ran a Race Baiting Ad

In January 2018 a Florida politician released a racist ad depicting the stalking and murder of a white woman by an undocumented immigrant.

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White NY Teacher Walked on Black Students in Lesson on Slavery

In January 2018 a white middle school teacher in New York walked on the backs of black students to teach a lesson on slavery.

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