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Barnes and Noble is selling books on their website/in their stores such as “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality” and “Stop Autism Now! A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Reversing Autism Spectrum Disorders” and I am pissed. Not only are these books scientifically inaccurate, but using “parenting guides” as a way to masquerade around behind the scenes with hate and bigotry is absolutely disgusting. Children of parents who read these books and employ their methodology will be at risk for a host of mental illnesses, not to mention drug use and suicidal tendencies. I will (sadly, bc I love books a lot) be boycotting Barnes and Noble until these books are pulled from their inventories, and would appriciate it if y'all would share/do the same. This hatred needs to be stopped.

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Anti-Semitic Crime in America: Latest on the hate crimes targeting Jews across the country

  • On Monday, authorities in St. Louis confirmed a local Jewish cemetery’s desecration by vandals.
  •  That same day, the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America reported yet another rash of bomb threats at centers nationwide.
  • And those incidents came only days after President Donald Trump brushed off a question about rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. from an Orthodox Jewish reporter at a White House press conference
  • He told him first to “sit down,” then saying “I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life.”
  • A total of 69 incidents have been reported at 54 JCCs in 27 different states, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing information from the JCCA, a national organization of JCCs. 
  • The bomb threats aren’t just limited to JCCs: On Wednesday, Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, tweeted that the group’s national headquarters was the target of an anonymous bomb threat.
  • And in January, an Orthodox Jewish Chabad center in Florida was evacuated twice, on two consecutive days, after receiving multiple threatening phone calls. 
  • It’s not yet clear whether all of the threatening calls are connected, CNN reported, but the FBI is reportedly investigating the threats. Read more (2/22/17 4:02 PM)
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I’d love you to watch Hate for Sale - A poem by me, animated by Anna Eijsbouts and narrated by Peter Kenny. Two minutes and forty three seconds out of your life…

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The complete list of American cities where neo-Nazis are known to operate

  • The number of neo-Nazi and other radical right-wing hate groups increased during Trump’s ascent to power, according to a recent report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • From 2015 to 2016, the number of hate groups rose from 892 to 917, as fringe groups worked their way into the mainstream through Trump, whom white nationalists see as an ally to their cause.
  • Of those 917 hate groups, 99 of them are classified as neo-Nazi organizations, according to the SPLC’s Hate Map. 
  • They exist all across the country, and cities both big and small have experienced neo-Nazi and white nationalist activity.

Here is a complete list of cities home to neo-Nazi groups, according to the SPLC:

  • Alabama
    • Cullman
  • Arizona
    • Phoenix
    • Tucson
  • California
    • Los Angeles
    • Mountain View
    • Santa Cruz
    • Santa Monica
  • Colorado
    • Denver
  • Florida
    • Brandon
    • Orlando
  • Georgia
    • Villa Rica
  • Illinois
    • Bloomington
    • Canton
    • Lyons
    • Taylorville
    • Wood River
  • Indiana
    • Indianapolis
    • Warsaw
  • Iowa
    • Amana
  • Kentucky
    • Louisville
  • Louisiana
    • Converse
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore
  • Massachusetts
    • Cambridge
    • Lowell
  • Michigan
    • Detroit
    • Grand Rapids
    • Westland
    • Wyandotte
  • Missouri
    • Grovespring
    • St. Louis
  • Nebraska
    • Fairbury
    • Lincoln
  • Nevada
    • Carson City
    • Las Vegas
  • New York
    • Astoria
    • New York City
  • North Carolina
    • Asheville
    • Charlotte
    • Raleigh
  • Ohio
    • Columbus
    • Worthington
  • Pennsylvania
    • Philadelphia
    • Pittsburgh
  • South Dakota
    • Rapid City
  • Tennessee
    • Laurel Bloomery
    • Nashville
  • Texas
    • Austin
    • Dallas
    • San Antonio
    • Wichita Falls
  • Vermont
    • Burlington
  • Washington
    • Seattle
    • Spokane
  • West Virginia
    • Hillsboro
  • Wisconsin
    • Milwaukee
  • There are also a number of statewide neo-Nazi groups that are not affiliated with a specific city. In addition to the states listed above, there are statewide groups based in Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming. Read more (2/27/17 2:12 PM)