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'Swimming upstream,' white supremacist groups still strongupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 00:30:00

Quick. Think of a white supremacist group.

KKK wants ACLU help to adopt highwayupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 12:21:00

Having been denied participation in a Georgia's adopt-a-highway program, a local Ku Klux Klan chapter has turned to the American Civil Liberties Union for help. And the civil rights organization may represent the group.

Georgia official: KKK won't be allowed to 'adopt' highwayupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 16:31:00

The Georgia Department of Transportation will not approve the application of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to "adopt" a one-mile stretch of highway in North Georgia, a state official said Tuesday.

Georgia denies KKK highway adoptionupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 16:31:00

CNN's Nick Valencia reports the state of Georgia has denied the KKK's application to adopt a stretch of highway.

KKK wants to 'adopt a mile' in Georgiaupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 21:34:00

A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to participate in cleaning up a stretch of highway in northern Georgia.

KKK chapter wants to adopt stretch of Georgia highwayupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 21:34:00

A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday.

Snapshots of 9/11 rememberedupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 12:11:00

A look back at the memorials honoring those lost ten years ago on 9/11/01.

How 9-11 eroded our shared faith and American identityupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 12:11:00

I grew up in an interfaith home where I learned, despite what some on the far right allege today, that Islam and Christianity have much in common. My father was Muslim and born in the 1930s in what was then known as Palestine. My mother is Italian (Sicilian, to be accurate) and proudly Christian.

Reputed former Klansman convicted in 1964 kidnappings dies in prisonupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 10:54:00

James Ford Seale, a reputed former member of the Ku Klux Klan convicted in the 1964 abduction and killings of two African-American teenagers in Mississippi, has died in federal prison, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. He was 75.

FBI, Westboro Baptist Church members participate in training sessionsupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 15:21:00

A law enforcement official confirms members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its controversial practice of picketing military funerals, participated in training for law enforcement officials at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia.

Counter-protesters confront Westboro Baptist Church at Arlingtonupdated: Tue May 31 2011 16:20:00

Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counter-protesters Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

License plate to honor Ku Klux Klanupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:17:00

A Mississippi proposal wants to honor a Ku Klux Klansmen with a specialty license plate.

Mississippi governor asked to denounce attempts to honor KKK leaderupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:17:00

The Mississippi NAACP has called on Governor Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday.

3 indicted in Arkansas cross-burningupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 18:25:00

Three Arkansas men have been indicted on federal civil rights charges relating to their alleged roles in the burning of a cross in the yard of an African-American resident.

To ban mosque is to subvert Constitutionupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 08:36:00

"My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total. And I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution."

'Too early to be happy' over AZ rulingupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 22:49:00

CNN's T.J. Holmes talks to Arizona's attorney general about a judge blocking parts of the state's immigration law.

Mexico praises decision on Arizona lawupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 22:49:00

Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Patricia Espinosa called Wednesday's decision on Arizona's immigration law "a step in the right direction."

Board votes to change name of UT dorm named for Klan memberupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 12:00:00

The Texas Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to change the name of Simkins Residence Hall, a University of Texas at Austin dormitory named after a man prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s, the state university system said.

Opinion passionate, tension thick in immigration hotbedupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 15:12:00

The debate over illegal immigration in the United States has always been dominated by hotheads and sloganeering loudmouths on either side of the fence drawn together by their shared love of yelling crap on radio call-in shows and steering the dialogue away from anything approaching a solution. And since the September 11, 2001, attacks -- carried out by 16 legal immigrants; three on expired visas -- the discussion has basically devolved into an incomprehensible jumble.

KKK member's name may be taken off dormupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 07:39:00

University of Texas officials consider changing the name of a dorm whose namesake was a Ku Klux Klan member. (No audio)

University of Texas may change dorm name that honors Klansmanupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 07:39:00

A University of Texas at Austin student dormitory named after a man prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s may soon have its name changed, university officials said.

Byrd loved West Virginia and the Senateupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 11:19:00

The Senate lost a giant and America lost a patriot with the death of Sen. Robert Byrd early Monday morning.

Kagan notes label KKK and NRA as 'bad guy' organizationsupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 18:15:00

A conservative magazine suggests Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is "hostile" to gun owners, based on notes she wrote in the Clinton White House in 1996.

Even discussing 'angry black man' stereotype provokes angerupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 11:31:00

Here are some sound bites from the post-racial era:

How words can incite violenceupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 15:40:00

Death threats and vandalism in the wake of the health care vote spark a conversation about the power of words.

My boyfriend's parents were racistupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 21:58:00

"My parents are racist," my Filipino boyfriend Edward said, sounding defeated.

Violence based on hate has to stopupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 07:45:00

Don't look now, but Pennsylvania might be the new Mississippi.

4 comic book legends who affected real worldupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 10:43:00

If you think comic book characters do amazing things in comic books, you won't believe what they can do off the page. Luke Winn: Newly released DVDs portray Knight's teaching, not madman, sideupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 13:25:00

Early in The Complete Guide to Man-to-Man Defense, one of three new instructional DVDs former coach Bob Knight stars in, he's in a quaint gym in Des Moines, Iowa, lecturing players from William Penn College, a nearby NAIA school, on the importance of "conversion" defense. Conversion is the term Knight prefers to "transition," which he views as inadequate for describing the goal of a fast break -- the conversion of a numbers advantage into points. And so this is what Knight tells the assembled players:

Commentary: Why GOP senators misfired on judgeupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 06:37:00

Judge Sonia Sotomayor cruised through her confirmation hearings without a scratch.

Fugitive U.S. white supremacist captured in Israelupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 10:48:00

A fugitive American white supremacist was arrested Monday in Israel, ending an international manhunt that began in 2007, Israeli and U.S. officials said.

Commentary: Hate groups threatened by diversityupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 17:26:00

Last Saturday, a young African-American president used eloquent prose to challenge the world to learn from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust at Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp: "To this day, there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened -- a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful. This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts; a reminder of our duty to confront those who would tell lies about our history."

Commentary: 'Post-racial' America isn't here yetupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 14:54:00

They're not going to like this.

GOP striking right tone?updated: Mon Jun 01 2009 13:29:00

CNN reporters and analysts debate whether the GOP is strking the right tone on Sotomayor.

John King: Sounding off on Sotomayorupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 13:29:00

Judge Sonia Sotomayor dominated the sounds of Sunday, as you might expect on the weekend after the first African-American president announced his nomination of the first Latina woman for the nation's highest court.

Report: Rise in hate groupsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 19:34:00

CNN's Jason Carroll says a new report shows a 54 percent rise of hate groups in the U.S. since 2000.

Growing hate groups blame Obama, economyupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 19:34:00

Don Black said he despises Barack Obama. And he said he believes illegal aliens undermine the economic fabric of the United States.

4 indicted in alleged Klan initiation slayingupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 17:53:00

A grand jury has indicted four people in the shooting death of a woman during what police say was a Ku Klux Klan initiation rite in the Louisiana woods, St. Tammany Parish prosecutors said.

Historic Colorado legislatureupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 22:10:00

In a historic first, African-Americans will head both chambers of a state's legislature.

Colorado political leaders make American historyupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 22:10:00

In Washington, all eyes are on President-elect Barack Obama, but 1,700 miles away, in Colorado, another historic swearing-in has taken place.

I was told to 'kill'updated: Mon Nov 17 2008 12:02:00

Witnesses say they were guided by the head of the Ku Klux Klan to beat and kill a teen. WAVE's David MacArthur reports.

Jury awards $2.5 million to teen beaten by Klan membersupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 12:02:00

A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages on Friday to a Kentucky teenager who was severely beaten by members of a Ku Klux Klan group because the Klansmen mistakenly thought he was an illegal Latino immigrant, the Southern Poverty Law Center said.

Death follows Klan riteupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 17:38:00

Eight are arrested after a woman is killed during what police say was a KKK initiation ceremony. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

Group: Murder suspect has long history with Klanupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 17:38:00

The suspect in the shooting of a woman killed during a Ku Klux Klan initiation has at least a seven-year history of Klan activity, according to an organization that tracks hate groups nationwide.

FBI joins investigation of Klan initiation deathupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 12:41:00

A woman recruited over the Internet and shot to death during a Ku Klux Klan group's initiation rite felt a need to be wanted and was eager to be part of a group, authorities say family members told them.

KKK attack trial beginsupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 21:25:00

The Ku Klux Klan is being put on trial in Kentucky.

Lawsuit seeks to bankrupt Klan groupupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 21:25:00

It was a mismatch from the start: a 16-year-old boy, 5-feet, 3-inches tall and 150 pounds, against two reputed Ku Klux Klansmen, the biggest standing 6-feet, 5-inches and tipping the scales at 300 pounds.

Police: Papers seized from Klan leader accused of murderupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 19:12:00

Authorities say they confiscated documents related to the Ku Klux Klan from the Louisiana home of a man accused of killing a woman who tried to join the group.

Eight arrested in Klan-related killing, police sayupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 11:46:00

Eight people were arrested Tuesday, one on a charge of murder, in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at a remote Louisiana campsite during what police say was an initiation ceremony for the Ku Klux Klan.

Byrd transformedupdated: Sat Nov 08 2008 05:35:00

CNN's Campbell Brown looks at how Sen. Robert Byrd went from being a member of the KKK to supporting a black president. Unwelcome Visitors at the Ole Miss Debate: The Ku Klux Klanupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 14:00:00

The campus has come a long way since its painful integration years, but the KKK will be at the debate to try to stir up old hatreds

New evidence collected in 1946 lynching caseupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 08:34:00

State and federal investigators said Tuesday that they spent the past two days gathering evidence in the last documented mass lynching in the United States: a grisly slaying of four people that has remained unsolved for more than six decades.

Internet hoax leads to killingupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 12:09:00

A jury considers the racially charged case of a man accused of shooting his son's friend. CNN's Jason Carroll reports

Man faces charges over nooses on truck at Jena marchupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 14:37:00

A man has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly displaying hangman's nooses from the back of a pickup truck during a civil rights march last year in Jena, Louisiana.

Campus game gone to far?updated: Thu Oct 04 2007 16:35:00

Gallaudet pres. Robert Davila discusses the incident that left a black student with a swastika and 'KKK' drawn on him.

Police probe racial incident at school for deafupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 16:35:00

Authorities investigating a racially charged incident at a high school for deaf people say it may have started with a group of students "horsing around."

Police: Black student marked with 'KKK' at deaf schoolupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 11:09:00

A weekend incident with racial overtones at a high school for deaf students could result in criminal charges with "enhanced penalties for a hate crime," Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Wednesday.

Two arrested in noose incident near Jena, Louisianaupdated: Sat Sep 22 2007 10:07:00

A Louisiana city that hosted many of the "Jena 6" protesters Thursday became the site of a racially charged incident of its own.

Cops respond to noosesupdated: Sat Sep 22 2007 10:07:00

Alexandria Police respond to a truck with dangling nooses near Jena, Louisiana. From i-Reporter Erika Burnett.

U.S. attorney: Nooses, beating at Jena High not relatedupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 21:32:00

There is no link between the nooses hung by white students outside a Louisiana high school and the alleged beating of a white student by black teens, according to the U.S. attorney who reviewed investigations into the incidents.

Residents: Nooses spark school violence, divide townupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 06:55:00

A judge Tuesday vacated one of two convictions against a teen involved in a violent, racially charged incident in Louisiana that left another teen hospitalized.

Klansman gets life for 1964 killing of black teensupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 22:49:00

James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi. Judge: 3 Life Terms for Klansmanupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 13:00:00

James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers

Activists re-enact grisly lynching in search for justiceupdated: Sun Jul 29 2007 07:29:00

The police were only about 50 yards down the road when the gun-wielding white mob stopped the car and dragged the two black men out, shoving them face first into the dirt.

Terrorism nothing new to Americaupdated: Wed Aug 17 2005 09:21:00

John Brown. Leon Czolgosz. Bernardine Dohrn. These are the faces of American terrorism -- as much as Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph or Osama bin Laden.

Neo-Nazis outnumbered at historic siteupdated: Sat Jun 25 2005 16:47:00

Standing at what was once a U.S. Revolutionary War battlefield, about 125 Neo-Nazis and sympathizers held a rally Saturday while two groups of counter demonstrators protested.

Ex-Klansman sentenced to 60 yearsupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 07:24:00

A Mississippi judge Thursday sentenced former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen to 60 years in prison for the manslaughter of three civil rights workers in 1964.

Civil rights murder defendant goes to hospitalupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 10:53:00

The accused mastermind in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers left a Mississippi courtroom Thursday on a stretcher, prompting an indefinite trial recess.

Defense: Killen a 'bystander' in the Klanupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 08:27:00

A lawyer for the 80-year-old Baptist preacher accused of masterminding the Ku Klux Klan killings of three civil rights workers in 1964 conceded to a jury Wednesday that his client belonged to the racist group.

Ex-Klansmen to testify at 'Mississippi Burning' trialupdated: Wed Jun 15 2005 17:46:00

Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of masterminding the abduction and murders of three young civil rights workers nearly 41 years ago.

'Mississippi Burning' trial set to startupdated: Sun Jun 12 2005 20:19:00

Jury selection begins Monday in a 1964 civil rights case that still haunts this rural town of 7,300 residents.

The Ku Klux Klan v. the NYPDupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 12:22:00

Last week, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari (that is, certification for review) in a case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Bush-appointed judge rejects racist labelupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 06:54:00

Charles Pickering, the judge temporarily appointed by President Bush to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, denies allegations that he is racist, an accusation leveled against him by Democrats who stalled his nomination in the Senate.

Justice not so clear-cut over laws directed at Klanupdated: Fri Jan 23 2004 11:29:00

Is wearing a masked hood at a public rally the same as shouting "Fire!" inside a crowded theater -- or is it closer in significance to burning an American flag?

Fortune: If You Can't Say Anything Nice, Say It Anonymouslyupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

So what core values do and the Ku Klux Klan share? Both ardently champion their First Amendment rights and both celebrate the importance of anonymous criticism.

Fortune: A word from the government, the great mustache mystery, Bugsy meets Benito, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Feb 24 1992 00:01:00

LITTLE ROCK -- American Civil Liberties Union lawyers ((will)) represent a Ku Klux Klan group seeking to participate in a state Adopt-A-Highway anti-litter program . . . Members of the Knights of t...

Fortune: Hood rights, what dreams are about in Ann Arbor, Tom Hayden goes for the green, and other matters. THE KLAN SPEAKSupdated: Mon Jul 16 1990 00:01:00

Your servant is possibly the only judicial kibitzer around who insists on linking two recent cases: (1) the Supreme Court's latest affirmation of flag- burning rights and (2) the Georgia state cour...

Fortune: The education dividend, Ed Asner misses a party, Mike Wallace proposes a deal, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN PROPER ATTIREupdated: Mon May 21 1990 00:01:00

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. -- A Klansman who is challenging a state law banning public wearing of masks and hoods ((explained why)) he wore a mask during a one-day protest . . . ''I could lose my job . . ....

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