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Hate Groups include Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi, Skinhead, Christian Identity, Black Separatists, and others. Crimes motivated by bigotry usually arise not out of the pathological rantings and ravings of a few deviant types in organized hate groups, but out of the very mainstream of society. Jack Levin and Jack McDevitt, Hate Crimes. The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed

Civil authority did not regulate personal morality in the early Middle Ages. The early Middle Ages, accepted many beliefs and lifestyles. In many areas of Europe Catholics coexisted peacefully with Arians, Donatists, or Manicheans. Outside of Spain, Jews and gays and often rose to positions of prominence and power until the High Middle Ages. Civil laws regulating sexuality or marriage were rare, limited, and weakly enforced. Assault on Gay America

Tuesday June 24, 2005, in Philadelphia, Mississippi Killen was found guilty on three counts of manslaughter exactly forty-one years after three civil rights workers were killed by Edgar Ray Killen a Klansman.

Section 242 of Title 18 -- Under "color of law" it is a crime for a person acting to willfully deprive any person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws. Title 18 makes it unlawful to willfully injure, intimidate or interfere with any person, by force or threat, because of race, color, religion, or national origin, or deprive admission to a public school or college; benefits, services, privileges, programs, facilities, activites administered by government, employment, labor organizations, hiring halls; employment agency, jury duty, interstate commerce facility, common carriers, public accommodations, exhibitions, entertainment, hotels, motels, restaurants, lunchrooms, bars, gas stations, theaters, concert halls, sports arenas or stadiums. Prohibits interference, by force or threat of a person participating without discrimination to race, color, religion, or national origin. The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to the death penalty. Police officers, prison guards, and other government officials who abuse the rights of individual Americans are recognized in federal law as a threat to society. That's why, Title 18 USC 242 -- a statute making it a crime to deprive any person of their rights "under color of law."

Kari Sable's recommendations of movies on cultural diversity and discrimination.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the primary federal agency responsible for investigating allegations regarding violations of applicable federal civil rights laws. These laws are designed to protect the civil rights of all citizens and persons within United States territory. The mission of the FBI's Civil Rights Program is to enforce federal civil rights statutes and to ensure that the protected civil rights of all inhabitants are not abridged.

Highlights of the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action 2002-2003 Term

Active US Hate Groups

Southern Poverty Law Center

civilrights.org is for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.

The Voices of Civil Rights: America's struggle to fulfill the promise of equality for all.

Key data from the Justice Department and federal courts show government enforcement of civil rights cases declined sharply during the Bush years -- an extremely rare event under all recent presidents.

Study Shows flaws in Justice Department tracking of Civil Rights Enforcement

Tolerance.org is for people interested in communities that value diversity.

The FBI has been investigating hate crimes like murder, arson, vandalism, and bias in connection with the Ku Klux Klan since the early 1920.

Fred Korematsu challenged the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944. Of Civil Wrongs And Rights is the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu — that finally turned into a civil rights victory.

Experts offer theories on the roots of ethnic conflicts -- Emotions linked with negative group identity, cause ethnic violence. In New Guinea wars break out because pigs belonging to one group stray into the garden of another. In cases where the offended group did not pursue war against its neighbors, members fought amongst themselves, over the level of 'moral violation' they felt had been caused by the errant pigs.

No evidence that economic downturns spur hate crimes -- The reason people fear and dislike one another can’t simply be reduced to economic frustration.' Cotton prices triggered increases in lynching from 1882 - 1930. Lynching declined significantly during the Great Depression. Neighborhood influxes of ethnically diverse people spur bigoted violence. Economics only relates to hate crime when political leaders convince the public specific groups are to blame, such as the Nazi regime and violence against ethnic Chinese in Indonesia.

From the 1930s to the rise of the Civil Rights - the formal, heavily-accented Jewish European scholars and young, Southern Black students enriched each other's lives in ways still being felt today.

Watchman Fellowship -- An independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult, and New Age.

Greg Withrow, once a white supremacist struggles with a legacy of hatred.

American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everybody's Land -- There are one million Gypsies in America, and most people don't know anything about them. Jimmy Marks defies a code of secrecy-to unlock a Romani world in America and tell a story of the community's continuing persecution.

Who's a Racist? -- Washington declares Zionism and compensation for slavery off limits for a UN racism conference. US is being a little too defensive.

Racism Conference on the Rocks -- An event that depends on consensus may be beyond rescue in light of the showdown over Israel. Time

Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos -- The descriptions here point out significant multiple meanings but may not be able to relay every single possible meaning of a particular symbol. For this reason, all of the symbols depicted here must be evaluated in the context in which they are used. Anti-Defamation League

The Third Date -- "My husband and I have been married for 31 years. I am of the Protestant religion and he is a Jew."

Witness is a human rights program that inspires those who see - to act.

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