Language in a real estate deed, with two shafts of light highlighting racist language banning Black Americans from owning a piece of property.

States grapple with racist language in real estate deeds

BY: - November 16, 2023

This story was originally published on Stateline. Lisa Boccetti is horrified by the restrictive covenant that is in the deed to her 1950s ranch house in Raleigh, North Carolina: It states that the land cannot be sold or occupied by Black people. The property “shall not be sold to negroes or to any person or persons […]

A sign marking the Southern Poverty Law Center outside the organization's headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama on February 8, 2023. (Brian Lyman/Alabama Reflector)

Hate groups’ political influence growing, watchdog says

BY: - June 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 1,200 hate and anti-government extremist groups were active across the United States in 2022, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest report on the nationwide prevalence of extremists who target people of color, LGBTQ people, Jewish communities and other religious minorities. While the overall number of hate and anti-government groups […]

Senator Tommy Tuberville with the U.S. Capitol behind him.

White nationalism is racism

BY: - May 15, 2023

White nationalism is racism. Don’t take it from me. That’s the dictionary definition. “The belief, theory, or doctrine that white people are inherently superior to people from all other racial and ethnic groups, and that in order to preserve their white, European, and Christian cultural identities, they need or deserve a segregated geographical area, preferential […]