Inspiration for a mob of angry white men?
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Long overlooked in the West, the Byzantine Empire has recently picked up interest among far-right and conspiracist circles. A historian of medieval culture explains what white supremacists get wrong.
A U.S. Capitol police officer stands at a street corner near the Capitol.
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The FBI has long warned that white supremacist groups are seeking to infiltrate police, which makes the events of Jan. 6 all the more concerning.
Brazil’s ‘Festa Confederada.’ Organizers say the annual event celebrates their Southern American heritage, but some Black Brazilians disagree.
Symbols of the Confederacy can be seen in Brazil, Ireland, Germany and beyond. While some people may not grasp their racist history, others clearly fly the 'rebel flag' to defend white supremacy.
While some CEOs have been critical of Trump and his policies, most have tried to stay neutral.
Despite a growing list of reasons why business leaders might oppose the president or his policies, more than two-thirds have remained steadfastly neutral.
Mourners embrace at a vigil for Richard Collins III, who was stabbed to death in College Park, Maryland.
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Like the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the murder of Richard Collins III was a symptom of violent extremism that should be treated accordingly.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his team in taking a knee before a game on Sept. 25.
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Team owners' defense of their players 'taking a knee' during the national anthem shows the vital role business leaders play in political discourse – one championed by Citizens United.
It’s very hard to cut extremists off from the internet.
Efforts to kick extremists off the internet can't succeed and might even have the unintended side effect of bolstering support for radical groups.
Online hate isn’t always as easy to spot as it might appear.
Two websites, one taken offline, the other still active, raise hard questions about how prepared Americans are to deal with free speech about white supremacy, in both monuments and domain names.
When you wash your best sheets for nothing.
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Far from the millions-strong mass movement of years gone by, today's 'Klan' is really just a smattering of assorted local hate groups.
After Charlottesville, journalists need to ask themselves whether they’re OK with doxing.
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Doxing challenges traditional journalism. Its investigative role is circumvented by people disclosing information online quickly, and often inaccurately.
Barack Obama on a 2013 visit to South Africa.
Barack Obama may have chosen Mandela's words for his tweet precisely because they offered some distance from the political space in the US.
A Confederate memorial to Jefferson Davis and Robert E Lee in Georgia.
In defending white nationalists in Charlottesville, Donald Trump took aim at the founding fathers.
Displaying Confederate statues in a carefully curated museum would help end a toxic debate about the difference between remembering and venerating.
Britain First and EDL (English Defence League) protesters walk along Northumberland Avenue during a demonstration in London.
There's talk of a new 'Christian crusade' – and it's highly dangerous.
Tuskegee Airmen and P-47.
San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
What WWII-era African-American protests reveal about the historical relationship between Nazism and white supremacy in the United States.
A supporter of President Donald Trump, center, argues with a counterprotester at a rally in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
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We have an ethical obligation to stand against fascists and racists in a way that doesn't help them.
It’s #WAR, but who is the enemy now?
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Trump's former chief strategist has returned to his media roots. And he has more than a few grudges.
Protesters with opposing views face off at a ‘Free Speech’ rally in Boston.
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Two genocide and mass atrocity prevention scholars argue Trump's response to the Charlottesville attack is a red flag.
To pitch an alternative timeline, you first have to believe a particular narrative of real history. That's where things can go wrong.
Ryan Kelly’s iconic photograph of the moment that James Fields’ car plowed into a crowd of protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Ryan Kelly's iconic photograph from Charlottesville evokes a 'Unite the Right' moment from 1937 – and the anti-war masterpiece by Picasso that emerged from it.