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Neo-Nazis are making their own video games — and they’re just as horrifying as you’d think

  • The neo-Nazi game Zog’s Nightmare, one of the most violent, anti-Semitic titles ever released, has an equally horrific soundtrack that mocks a trio of Jewish rappers.
  • Imagine the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party),” but instead of the original chorus, the line goes, “You gotta fight/ For a white/ Country.”
  • It plays in the background as you face off against an army of Jewish soldiers with yellow stars pinned to their uniforms.
  • You won’t find this kind of white supremacist sentiment in blockbuster video games or popular indie titles.
  • For racist gamers, there’s a whole subsection of releases made by and for neo-Nazis — in case racist mods and racially pure mainstream games weren’t already enough. Read more (5/22/17)

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GLAAD now has a website that tracks all hate speech – including racism and Islamophobia – coming from the Trump administration

You probably know that Trump has advocated jailing people or denying them citizenship for burning flags and that Pence has called for a ban on LGBT people in the military. But what about statements like National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s that Islam isn’t a religion and doesn’t deserve constitutional protections?

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  • person: so i kicked jim out of my house for being nazi scum
  • liberal: freedom of speech means everyone in the entire world has to listen to white supremacists advocate for genocide.
  • liberal: every single place where someone can speak must openly allow for white supremacists to preach about the joys of genocide at every given moment.
  • liberal: if there is a single person ever who doesn't want to support the advocation for genocide they are literally anti-freedom of speech and worse than the people advocating for genocide.
  • liberal: even though said nazis are literally not being jailed or murdered for what they're saying, and in fact are literally preaching how we should jail and murder people en masse for saying shit in opposition to their advocation for genocide.
  • liberal: their rights are being GROSSLY taken away.
  • liberal: and that's why you should let jim back in your house so he can go on another rant about how hitler was right.

Having discussions with people who believe that “there are only two genders” is optional.

Sure, you might be able to change their minds or further our visibility with discussion, but your safety as a nonbinary person must come first.

Listening to people who don’t want you to exist is an exhausting and harmful task that should never be demanded of you.

You don’t need to sacrifice yourself for a bigot’s hate speech.

This Facebook post about New York City commuters working together to remove swastikas and hate speech from a subway car is going viral

The best behavior can rise out of the worst situation.When confronted with racist graffiti, what should you do? Here’s a hopeful and inspiring story from one commuter who worked with the people on his train to get rid of the hateful symbols and words.

Image: Gregory Locke

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More Parents Of Color Think Racism Is Holding Back Their Children In School
The facts are on their side.

From the article:

In many states, school districts that serve minority populations receive less state and local funding. These schools tend to have less-experienced teachers. Students of color face disproportionately tough discipline compared to white students.

“It’s racism, it is. People can deny it, or try to explain it away, or say slavery ended, but that doesn’t mean that with the snap of a finger, peoples’ attitudes, policies and procedures did not continue to perpetuate the same cycle that oppresses black and brown people,” said Miles, whose children currently attend or have graduated from schools in Schenectady, New York. Miles is an organizer for Citizen Action of New York, and has worked around issues of school funding inequities.

Parents of color (rightfully) don’t trust white power structures to keep the best interest of their children at the forefront. Empower black & brown educators at every chance you can get.

Twitter rolls out new features to silence its most abusive users — finally

  • On Tuesday, Ed Ho, Twitter’s VP of engineering, announced three new changes to the platform that aim the cesspool of harassment.
  • Two of these features afford users the ability to navigate the platform with a minimized risk of landing on an abusive landmine.
  • “Safe search” will eliminate any tweets in search results with “potentially sensitive content” as well as tweets from blocked or muted accounts.
  • The team is also rolling out reply threads that prioritize “the most relevant conversations” while collapsing responses that are “potentially abusive and low-quality.”
  • Perhaps most notable, though, is Twitter’s announcement that it is going to try and stop abusive users from simply creating new accounts to continue harassing others. Read more

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