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Microsoft TEMPORARILY grounds its AI chat bot after it learns racism
after people taught it to repeat conspiracy theories, racist views and sexist remarks.

Why People Obey Authority Figures video

K12 Faculty and Administrators
should take as strong a stance against sexist and homophobic slurs as they do against racist slurs

3/8/16 Online harassment of women at risk of becoming 'established norm', nearly half of all women report experiencing abuse or harassment online, and 76% of those under 30. THEN Google hires 4chan founder Chris Poole — aka “Moot” — to help rebuild google social. Although his exact position within Google wasn’t mentioned, Google+ founder Bradley Horowitz.
Born and raised in New York, Chris Poole is known for creating 4chan — the infamous “image-based bulletin board” known for housing some of the internet’s most vile and unsavory characters — he founded back when he was barely 15. Poole announced the news on his personal blog (linked above in Horowitz’s tweet) where he says he “can’t wait to contribute my own experience from a dozen years of building online communities”.announced the news on Twitter, where he said he was excited to have Poole on the team.





'Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy' Mar. 13, 2006 referred to as "America's darkest  hour."
Indians, Historians,  Celebrities Recount Shameful Era In New  Documentary: 'Trail of Tears:  Cherokee Legacy' -- on the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from  the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Adolph Hitler studied President Andrew Jackson's Indian  Removal Act of 1830 and that "American Holocaust" before attempting to  eradicate Europe's Jews. Story research, development and production took almost a full decade to get the highly endorsed, critically accurate  educational film to the screen. Wes Studi, the best known Cherokee actor, presents the documentary film, speaking on camera in his  native tongue (with subtitles). Noted actor James Earl Jones, who is of blended African and Cherokee heritage, narrates.
"Uniquely, a Cherokee is recounting this shameful chapter in American history," said Steven R.  Heape, Executive Producer and a Citizen of the Cherokee
Nation.This is no 'Hollywoodization' of an American holocaust. The Trail of Tears actually drove the Five Civilized Tribes -- Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, Chickasaw and Muscogee Creek -- from their native  lands." "The Jacksonian policy led to a brutal, cross country tre  in which nearly a quarter of the tribal citizens, died from hunger, exposure, disease and sheer exhaustion," Richie noted."My reason for wanting to accurately tell this story goes  back to the day in 1985 when I received my tribal citizenship. My Uncle Gene Heape of Dallas sat me down and told me the story of the Trail of Tears. In proper Cherokee culture, this was his responsibility and is 'the  way' in which younger Cherokees learn the true story of our people.

"We are the One's we've been waiting for" ~ Hopi Elders


Second War On Terror KKK


James W. Loewen, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont, is the author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and "The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader."
Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong. False history marginalizes African Americans and makes us all dumber.
History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort what they had done, and why. Their resulting mythology went national a generation later and persists — which is why a presidential candidate can suggest that slavery was somehow pro-family, and the public believes that the war was mainly fought over states’ rights. The Confederates won with the pen (and the noose) what they could not win on the battlefield: the cause of white supremacy and the dominant understanding of what the war was all about. Neo-Confederates put up monuments that flatly lied about the Confederate cause. Teaching or implying that the Confederate states seceded for states’ rights is not accurate history. It is white, Confederate-apologist history. It bends — even breaks — the facts of what happened. Like other U.S. history textbooks, “Journey” needs to be de-Confederatized. So does the history test we give to immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens. We are still digging ourselves out from under the misinformation that they spread, which has manifested in both our history books and our public monuments.

Take Down the Confederate Flag

The Confederate flag is a political, military, and cultural emblem glorifying white supremacy and enslavement of African-Americans -- glorifying a culture and economic system largely based on this enslavement system. Waving these flags is just a more publicly-acceptable face for KKK culture. The Confederate flags were flags of states attempting to secede from the Union. Secession is treason. As such, these flags certainly should not be hung on USA government property. And actually, public display of such flags would seem to be a criminal act.


In the American South during the aftermath of the Civil War, a terrorist organization emerged. Cloaked in ghostly disguise, it sought to murder and maim in the dead of night as it set out to impose its ideological agenda. For several years the governmental response was ineffectual. Finally, in 1871, the U.S. Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant took action and initiated a new policy in South Carolina. 1871 Oct 12, President Grant condemned the Ku Klux Klan. (MC, 10/12/01)
1871 Sep 18, President Abraham Lincoln's body was interred at Springfield, Il. (MC, 9/18/01)

The Confederate Flag Was Always Racist
Modern-day racists who brandish Confederate symbols are not distorting their meaning. By BRUCE LEVINE

How Textbooks Can Teach Different Versions of History are students getting a full and accurate picture of the past? In 2010 the Texas State Board of Education adopted new, more conservative learning standards. Among the changes — how to teach the cause of the Civil War. Brand-new texts guidelines for the books downplay some issues — like slavery — and skirt others — like Jim Crow laws.

White Southern hate, stripped bare for all to see
As a nation finally confronts the truth about the Confederate flag.

When The
KKK Was Mainstream

When The KKK Was Mainstream : NPR the KKK was not "the innocuous club they pretended to be. They were virulently anti-Semitic, anti-black and anti-Catholic, and some of their main leaders promoted expulsion and economic retribution against their 'enemies.' " But for a while, some American communities flirted with — even loved — the hate group.

Culture of Honor

  1. Florida's Current State Song in 2006 find the Code of Culture.
  3. ORIGIN OF THE KKK - Ku Klux Klan

KKK - Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, 1871
"Following the Civil War, the federal government brought newly freed people into the political and economic sphere through a variety of efforts known as Radical Reconstruction. But planters, unwilling to lose control over African-American laborers, attempted to rule the South through violence and legal and economic intimidation. The secret terrorist organization the Ku Klux Klan was part of the violent white reaction to Reconstruction. Founded by Confederate veterans in Tennessee in 1866, Klan nightriders targeted black veterans and freedmen who had left their employers and those who had succeeded in breaking out of the plantation system. African Americans who transgressed local norms of white supremacy were in particular danger as the testimony from Maria Carter and others at these 1871 Congressional hearings about the Klan made clear. Klan leaders often were prominent planters and their family members - while poorer men made up the rank and file." Congress in an attempt to check the Klan, introduced a series of measures called the Third Enforcement Act on the Ku Klux Klan (1871). This act gave the President the power to declare martial law in any state and send armed forces to crush any conspiracy. Due to this act, federal troops were sent to the south quite often.

  1. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library recently has released tapes and transcripts of phone conversations about the 1964 abduction and murder of three civil rights activists. The result is real-life insight into the tragedy and a glimpse into American history. The recordings were made in June 1964, a crucial time for the Civil Rights movement. President Johnson was just a few votes shy in the Senate of passing landmark legislation that would ensure the right to vote among African-Americans and prohibit segregation in public places. Jun. 23, 2005 Former Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen to the maximum 60 years in prison for masterminding the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers. The three men Killen was convicted of killing - black Mississippian James Chaney and white New Yorkers Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman - were beaten and shot by a gang of Klansmen, their bodies buried in an earthen dam.
  2. About Morris Dees - The Saga Of A True American Hero by Ken Kreps ©2000
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has monitored hate groups since 1971.
    Morris Dees wrote "Little had changed in the South. Whites held the power and had no intention of voluntarily sharing it. . . . "I had made up my mind. I would sell the company as soon as possible and specialize in civil rights law,". "All the things in my life that had brought me to this point, all the pulls and tugs of my conscience, found a singular peace. It did not matter what my neighbors would think, or the judges, the bankers, or even my relatives."
    From this decision made on a cold winter's night in 1967 came the Southern Poverty Law Center.
    * The largest judgment ever awarded against a hate group was the 37.9 million dollar settlement the Southern Poverty Law Center won against the Christian Knights of Ku Klux Klan for conspiracy to burn a black church.
    * They also won a one million dollar judgment against a Klan group known as the Invisible Empire.

KKK 100 Years of Terror

Neo-Confederate Movement

Conservative columnists do work with Neo-Confederate organizations in attacking groups.  Neo-Confederates are showing up at appearances of Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center and security have had to throw them out.

10/27/08 Skinhead Neo-Nazis arrested-Assassination plot against Obama
Skinhead Neo-Nazis arrested-Assassination plot against Obama foiled by Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of ATF's Nashville field office.
Federal agents disrupt skinhead plot to assassinate Obama, shoot or decapitate 102 black people

Confederate States of America What if the South had won the Civil War ?

Civil War &Reconstruction movie that will challenge your notions of myth, memory and the making of Civil War History.
In Dec of 1860 Southern slave holding states secede from the American Union.  A Confederacy is declared, a southern government and president are formed, igniting a Civil War.  After numerous bloody battles, the outcome of the war for the South is in peril--until an alliance is secured with the French and the British. With these new military allies the Confederacy is able to rout the North.  By April of 1865 the Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant surrenders to Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army. The South thus wins the Civil War, and the Confederate States of America is born.
In this faux documentary by Kevin Willmott, produced by Spike Lee, and cast as a British production, the repercussions of a fictional reality where the South wins the Civil War are examined. Using both dark humor/parody and actual historical circumstances, Willmott creates a bizarre--yet at times disturbingly familiar--world where the South is victorious, slavery persists into the 21st Century, and a powerful yet eroding America is bent on Empire.
With an innovative timeline of events--from the signing of the 13th Amendment making slavery fully lawful to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy who attempted to end slavery -- Wilmott creates an alternate reality that is at once humorous yet frightening. Film footage from our own history are seamlessly blended into the "mockumentary," giving it an authentic feel even in its absurdity. Parodies like the Slave Shopping Network and a television reality show called RUNAWAY (based on our own COPS) will make you laugh and shake your head at the same time. Ingeniously false commercials inserted throughout the production tackle varied real life issues in American society, from the attack on civil liberties to portrayals of blacks in the media. The C.S.A.  is a look not only at the real Southern Confederacy, but a reflection on our own America, our history, our current culture, how we deal with race, foreign policy, rights, freedoms, etc.
In the end it may make you question, who exactly in our own reality *actually* won the Civil War?
This film was completed in 2004, but is now being picked up by the IFC. Screenings are occurring throughout the US.


In the 1940s, "Superman" was a radio sensation. But after fighting Hitler and Hirohito, writers were looking for a new enemy. That's where Stetson Kennedy comes in. With the Ku Klux Klan gaining popularity, he successfully infiltrated the group in order to divulge its motivations and rituals. Using Kennedy’s research, the writers of "Superman" exposed the group's inner workings in their “Clan of the Fiery Cross” series where Superman takes on the KKK.





KKK White Nationalist Terrorist Organization #OpKKK @KuKluxKlanUSA, has been controlled by Anonymous for nearly a year.
@sgtbilko420 on Twitter released the names of nine politicians – four U.S. Senators and five mayors – whose email addresses showed up in KKK databases he claims to have hacked. KKK Political Figures Involved with the KKK... #Exposed #YouMadBro?
North Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Indiana, TN, VA, KY,

2015 FERGUSON PROTEST #BLACKLIVESMATTER Anonymous plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation
Operation KKK #OpKKK #HoodsOff Hacktivist Group Anonymous Promises To De-Hood 1,000 KKK Members #OpKKK not only tormented racists by revealing who they are but led to the hacktivists knocking numerous Klan websites offline and even stealing the “white Christian organization’s” Twitter account.


FIRST War on Terror










Intersection between Cultural Identity and Racist Ideology

There is an attempt to demonstrate ethnic superiority and install ethnic pride.

Songs Teach Respect and Tolerance

Hate Songs being sung by "folk groups" at "folk music events" is where you may findcases of groups parading their culture art/music etc. as trophies of their superiority over others.
Many folklorists have researched this, especially in Eastern Europe around WWII. The myth-building aspects of groups, how the group defines itself through its clothes, music, stories, etc., is an area upon which folklorists focus.


"European cultural festivals" that this neo-Nazi group has been staging in cities across the U.S.
2002, there was a large gathering in Cleveland, so successful that it essentially boosted its NA organizer into place as successor to the late William Pierce, the group's founder. The most recent event took place in St. Louis on November 9th. National Alliance Bulletin:
"The event attracted over 200 people and was quite a success, particularly considering that this was their first event and the publicity for it was quite limited. A delicious buffet dinner was served while an accomplished accordionist treated the audience to traditional European melodies. The program also featured Scottish bagpipers, Scottish Highland dancers, Irish dancers, Scandinavian dancers, and a German Schuplattler dance group. Later in the program a German brass band played for dancing. Many thanks to out to St. Louis Local Unit Coordinator Aaron Collins and the St. Louis Unit for all the hard work and effort they put into making this event a success."


Until March 1, 2003, the Service was part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Secret Service Division was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency. Chief William P. Wood was sworn in by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch. 1867 Secret Service responsibilities were broadened to include "detecting persons perpetrating frauds against the government." This appropriation resulted in investigations into the Ku Klux Klan, non-conforming distillers, smugglers, mail robbers, land frauds, and a number of other infractions against the federal laws. Scotland's darker role in the slave trade is also well known. Scots were influential in founding the Ku Klux Klan, including the traditional Scottish symbol of the burning cross and the KKK's oath ceremony, which originated from a Highland custom. The campaign against Al Qaeda and its allies is not the United States' first war on terror. The Klan dispensed vigilante justice after the Civil War.  In 1880 a new legitimate group was in charge of dispensing justice in Texas -- the Texas Rangers.  Many of the Texas Rangers were members of the Klan.

Culture of Honor

Bryan Palmer explains the connections between charivari, rough music and forerunners of the KKK in American Southern history in a Canadian journal called Labour.  There's new scholarship on Klan history, including the role of women in the Klan.
Primarily the KKK hated Catholic, Jewish, Black and Franco-American, French Canadian communities.

Roger Abrahams in his classes at Penn on public display events pointed out the CHARIVARI / Klan connections, building on the work of rough music, skimmington, whitecaps, and other related European-American masking traditions and community morality. Learn about the whole concept of rough music and popular justice.

Wassail History
& Mummers

New Year and Wassail History that is closely related to the mumming traditions.
Roger Abrahams in his classes at Penn building on the work of rough music, skimmington, whitecaps, and other related European-American masking traditions and community morality.



Canadian journal called Labour.  There's new scholarship on Klan history, including the role of women in the Klan.
Primarily the KKK hated Catholic, Jewish, Black and Franco-American, French Canadian communities. Roger Abrahams in his classes at Penn on public display events pointed out the CHARIVARI / KLAN connections, building on the work of rough music, skimmington, whitecaps, and other related European-American masking traditions and community morality.

Wassail History

"Wassail - An etymology of this word wassale [is that] common people do - often, on those nights, wash their throats with ale." - Thomas Blount's Glossographia, 1656

Plays For Wassailing
Wassail is closely related to the mumming traditions. Mummers also travel from door to door. They perform plays and drama do tricks and sing.  This  play dates from the 15th century and is a good piece of drama to add to your Wassail experience.

See Irish Wassail History The Origins of British Mummers' Plays

Klan was involved in labor disputes
(keeping the IWW out of timber camps) and prohibition enforcement. 
The Klan in El Paso in the 1920s photographed cars crossing the Mexican border to buy liquor as well. In Augusta County Virginia the Anglophile thing crops up, at about the same time as the Klan.  See David Whisnant's chapters on John Powell, Annabelle Morris Buchanon, and the Whitetop Folk Festival.  Definite connection between Anglophilia, eugenics, and folk music.
Also connections between Anglophilia and folk music were also expressed in historical pageants in the 1910s and 1920s that combined social reform and dance, and celebrated a revisionist view of the Anglo roots of American culture.
Cambridge was one of the first sites of the English-inspired dance and song revival in America. Cecil Sharp set off from here to "discover" unchanged "Elizabethan" ballads in the southern mountains. A generation later, a museum in Lincoln held "Robin Hood festivals"--the same town where Sharp helped to found the Country Dance and Song Society of America, the New World branch of the English Folk Dance Society that he had founded in 1911.
Also in Cambridge, Harvard playwright Percy MacKaye, a former student of Child's, held a 1917 performance in Harvard Stadium of "Caliban," his classically-draped Shakespeare tercentenary pageant for which Sharp helped script the "Elizabethan" dance interlude, "Sumer is y-cumen in. " Women's colleges like nearby Radcliffe were also involved in pageants and used them either to dramatize political issues such as the campaign for women suffrage or for entertainment, such as celebrating romanticized versions of calendar customs like May Day.
Many of these historical pageants themselves were descended from commemorative re-enactments of the 18th century. Patriots Day, commemorating Battle of
Lexington in 1775 that began the Revolution, reached a climax in 1925 in Lexington, on the battle's 150th anniversary, again at a time of heightened xenophobia.
Stetson Kennedy "The Klan Unmasked" argues that probably the most enduring  influence of the Klan is in immigration policy, where they have a  continuing and disproportionate influence.  Kennedy argues, if I  remember correctly, that Klan immigration proposals have pretty much  been adopted over the years.

''Rough music,'' also known as ''skimmington'' in England and ''charivari'' in France, occurred when a community took the law into its own hands against a deviant, who was beaten, roughed up, or run out of town. A public procession usually climaxed the event. The playing of real, rough music, such as banging on drums and pots and pans, gave the practice its name. It is impossible to say when rough music became frequent in the colonies. Before the 1730s there were few newspapers, and incidents in rural areas, if there were any, have not survived in any accessible historical records. All we can say is that rough music in the form of skimmington first began to be noted regularly beginning in the 1730s, when colonial society was exhibiting the strains of conflict between increasingly cosmopolitan, anglicized elites and a localist populace defending traditional sexual morals and community norms.7 Early manifestations of rough music hint at the disruptions that were just around the corner: the New Hampshire riots over masts reserved for the Royal Navy in 1739; the Stono slave revolt in South Carolina the same year; the Great Awakening; the Massachusetts land bank crisis of 1739–41; the raucous Philadelphia election of 1742; and the perhaps imaginary lower-class/slave New York ''Conspiracy of 1741.'' All these events pitted cosmopolitan religious, political, or mercantile elites against locally oriented communities. Similarly, Bostonians improvised variations on rough music to bring down the governing elite of Massachusetts in the 1760s. Formal revolutionary bodies and informal crowds did likewise to secure the Revolution from loyalists, who retaliated in kind.

The chivalry/Klan connection did come from a lecture by Joel Williamson as he was writing _The Crucible of Race_, and teaching the history of race relations after the Civil War at Chapel Hill. Also see:
Thomas Dixon and _The Leopard's Spots_, D. W. Griffith's _Intolerance _and _Birth of a Nation_. 
Have you inherited the family copy of _Eneas Africanus_?  Another example of popular fiction at the turn of the last century (like the _Leopard's Spots_) romanticizing the faithful ex-slave, the "old-time darkey" myth.  Beloved of generations, a hideous little tome. 

Turn Down The Hate - A campaign against White Power music

Movie The Hate That Hate Produced  The subject is the Black Muslims in America. Originally broadcast as a CBS Reports special in 1959, and was produced by Mike Wallace.

American Hate Radio: How a Powerful Outlet for Democratic Discourse Has Deteriorated into Hate, Racism and Extremism
This report sheds light on the prevalence and the dangers of hate speech on American radio. Revealing complaints filed by consumers with the Federal Communications Commission, which NHMC uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request, the report documents years of public allegations of hate speech against KFI AM 640, a Clear Channel Radio station.
American Hate Radio explores how hate groups and hate crimes have spiked while hate radio's popularity and reach have grown. The report notes that radio is the primary way that people consume media, reaching 93% percent of Americans each week. In the 1990s, the news-talk format developed, and it is now the predominant radio format with almost 1,800 dedicated stations nationwide. However, as the report reveals, the quality of news-talk radio programs varies a great deal. All the while, the number of hate groups in the U.S. has more than doubled since 2000. The five states with the most hate groups are California (68), Texas (59), Florida (49), New Jersey (47) and Mississippi (40).



Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp
A retrospective of San Diego Public Library children's librarian Clara Breed, who became "a lifeline to the outside world" for Japanese American children relocated during World War II to internment camps. Breed "distributed stamped and addressed postcards to her young friends, asking them to write to her and describe their life in camp." The site documents life in the camps with letters, photographs, and audio and video files. From the Japanese American National Museum.



3/19/15 The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion

NYU Law's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
The site aims to make information about issues taken up by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions more accessible. Features include:
+ A country-by-country guide to the Special Rapporteur's fact-finding visits and correspondence with governments. This will be helpful to anyone researching the human rights situation in a particular country.
+ A guide to the legal observations the Special Rapporteur has made on the death penalty, shoot-to-kill policies, human rights law in armed conflict, and other issues. This will be helpful to lawyers, scholars, and advocates working in the area of international human rights law. The Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions is an independent human rights expert appointed by the United Nations with a mandate to respond effectively to cases of extrajudicial killings around the world."


Hate Sites - Bad Recruiting Tools
by Lakshmi Chaudhry May. 23, 2000 Copyright 1994-2000 Wired Digital Inc
Online hate is as much a part of the Web as e-commerce, porn sites, and portals. From neo-Nazis and skinheads to the Ku Klux Klan, almost every hate group in America has its own website.
But some hate-watchers say that, contrary to conventional wisdom, these groups' aggressive Internet strategy has not paid off.
It's resulted in greater public scrutiny with no measurable increase in influence.
"There are no statistics showing increase in membership because of the Internet," said David Goldman, president of HateWatch, a nonprofit group that monitors online hate. "Groups are moving away from the idea of constructing these huge Web pages that have very little payback."
The actual number of hate sites is in itself open to debate. Estimates can range anywhere between 400 to 1,200.
"Different groups have different ways of counting," said Anti-Defamation League spokesman Jordan Kessler said. "(The definition) can include hardcore, white supremacy sites or just a page filled with insensitive jokes."
The count can also vary when one domain name, such as, hosts Web pages from a variety of groups.
Whatever the estimate, there is general agreement that the number of hate sites has increased rapidly in recent years. And some anti-hate organizations say it reflects the growing influence of racist groups.
For example, an advertisement funded by the Simon Wiesenthal Center reads, "On the day of the Oklahoma bombing, there was one hate site. Now there are over 2,000."
"We meant it as a wake-up call," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, an associate dean at the center, said.
Goldman argues the Internet has increased the visibility of hate groups, but not their power. In fact, the heightened attention has instead been more of a burden than a boon for these once-secretive groups.
"It's been extremely bad for hate groups," he said. "They've been exposed, scrutinized, and poked at."
Hate groups have always relied on anonymity and secrecy to keep their activities hidden from the public eye, he said. "But the Internet is now publicizing their every move."
Other civil rights advocates say the extra publicity is not much of a drawback. "Hate groups love the attention, even when it's negative," Kessler said. "The reason they come into the white movement is because they want to be famous."
But Kessler agrees the added publicity may not necessarily translate into greater numbers.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the membership of hate groups has remained about the same over the past few years. Despite the rhetoric about the global reach of the Internet, there has not been any measurable increase in recruitment.
"The most effective way to recruit someone is in person. You need to be face-to-face," Goldman said. "We have a long way to go before we can replicate that online."
Goldman says people who visit hate sites are usually looking for racist material or organizations. "The Internet is not very good at getting that uninterested, uninitiated person to commit to an organization," he said.
Groups such as the ADL and the Wiesenthal Center, however, argue membership is not a good measure of the ominous influence of hate sites. "People may not join a group, but they may still commit a crime," Kessler said. Hate groups are now encouraging people who visit their sites and read their material not to join their organizations.
"If someone joins a group and commits a crime, then the whole group gets blamed," Kessler said.
A hate group may then run the risk of facing a lawsuit for aiding a person involved in a hate crime. For example, Matt Hale, the leader of the World Church of the Creator, is currently being sued for a killing rampage carried out last summer by one of his followers, Benjamin Smith.
The sites instead are beginning to promote "lone wolf" or "lone shooter" activism, which encourages individuals to go out and act on their own.
"It's important to recognize that although we don't have any hard numbers, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence," Kessler said.
He says most of the killers involved in recent mass murders, from the Columbine incident to the killing spree in Pittsburgh last month, came into the hate movement via the Web.
"These killers found validation for their hate and training on the Web," Cooper said. "It's the way for a professional bigot to have his cake and eat it, too."
But Goldman says anti-hate advocates often confuse access with actions. "Just because someone has access to questionable material doesn't mean they're going to act on it," he said.
He points out that most of the bomb-making information has always been readily available. "So they get it on the Internet because they're too lazy to go to the library or the local Barnes and Noble," Goldman said.
But he agrees that the Internet can still be a powerful tool for hate groups. Goldman predicts they will use the Web for more pro-active measures in the future, including harassment, death threats, and even hacking.
"People often underestimate these groups," he said. "These guys are more technologically sophisticated than most people. They're not good old boys with gun racks."

  1. Media Awareness ONLINE HATE
  2. Media Literacy -Tracking an Internet hoax, learn to Evaluate News on the Internet
    4,000 Jews, 1 Lie Tracking an Internet hoax. By Bryan Curtis Posted Friday, October 5, 2001
    Also see and Independent Media
  3. Hate Crime Statistics 2004
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    "Published annually since 1992, Hate Crime Statistics is the byproduct of the joint effort between the FBI and the law enforcement agencies that identify and report hate crimes." This site chronicles thousands of "criminal incidents that law enforcement agencies reported -- as motivated by a bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation."
  4. The First Amendment Center and U.S. D.O.E. and
  5. The Shoah Foundation
  6. Welcome to Nizkor, a collage of projects focused on the Holocaust, or 'Shoah,' and its denial, often referred to as Holocaust "revisionism.", a label we reject out of hand as being misleading and dishonest.
  7. Anti-Defamation League
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) site provides news of anti-Semitism and the organization's efforts to combat it on a global level.
  8. The Simon Wiesenthal Center
  9. ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
  10. Character Education - what does it mean to be an education person.
  11. HateWatch: Combating and Containing Hate on the Internet is a web-based not for profit organization that monitors the growing and evolving threat of hate groups on the net.  David Goldman Executive Director of Boston says:" condemns the bigotry that Dr. Laura uses to dehumanize gay men and lesbians. Had similar remarks been made about blacks or Jews, Paramount would never have given her a show."
  12. Teaching Tolerance
  13. Sundance Video - Barbie Doll - Media Projects
  14. Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) -
    A "non-denominational, educational organization" that provides analysis of contemporary news reports of Israel and the Middle East, with a focus on exposing  "anti-Israel propaganda." Access the analyses by name of publication, TV, radio program, journalist, or simply browse through the most recent reports. Find the background of different issues, special reports, and press releases.
  15. National Organization for Women Foundation
    1000 16th Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 202-331-0066.
    More information to come. URL:
  16. Canadian Human Rights Foundation
    Education for Justice, Peace and Development. Justice, Paix et Développement par l'Éducation. Last updated/Page mise-à-jour le: 02/9/98.


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from the woodstock generation who's been there.

Through this Webquest, the student will be able to get a sense of the 1960s.
The students will meet people, experience war, witness stunning scientific advances and absorb new ways of communication.

Media Literacy -Tracking an Internet hoax, learn to Evaluate News on the Internet
4,000 Jews, 1 Lie Tracking an Internet hoax. By Bryan Curtis Posted Friday, October 5, 2001 v Also see and Independent Media

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA)
A "non-denominational, educational organization" that provides analysis of contemporary news reports of Israel and the Middle East, with a focus on exposing "anti-Israel propaganda." Access the analyses by name of publication, TV, radio program, journalist, or simply browse through the most recent reports. Find the background of different issues, special reports, and press releases.

The Shoah Foundation, dedicated to recording the remembrances of Holocaust survivors, is cataloging and distributing thousands of videotaped survivor testaments through digital asset management. The survivor videos are broken into segments with a customized back-end database; each segment is assigned one of 21,000 topic keywords, and then the testimonies are cataloged with lists of keywords, photos of survivors and their families, related documentaries, and textual descriptions. Roughly 5,000 out of more than 51,000 tapes have been cataloged thus far. In October, the National Science Foundation awarded the foundation $7.5 million to support a voice-recognition technology initiative. (Computerworld, 14 January 2002)

Anti Defamation League: Kids Do Experience Hate
with some practical exercises and a teachers guide. Again, much of the info overlaps the others but it is unique in having many statements from children experiencing fear or prejudice, and that may help your children feel more comfortable sharing their fears and experiences.Islamic Gateway the online division of Muslim Directory Moving towards strengthening the online Muslim community globally.The Holy War Against America Holy War Goes Global for an Islamic view of Osama bin Laden and the Taliban. In 1998 Osama bin Laden issued a fatwa, a religious decree. It said that killing Americans-- "civilians and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim…in any country." Osama's disciples have heard his words and obeyed.Q&A: Islamic Fundamentalism

Sunday, September 23, 2001 202/307-0784 WASHINGTON, D.C.

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the United Federation of Teachers in New York City has created a 50-page resource guide to help educators incorporate tolerance and respect for cultural diversity into their teaching. "We must educate our students so that they understand that the unspeakable actions of deranged terrorists cannot be blamed on every citizen living or having roots in the suspected terrorists' countries of origin," said Randi Weingarten, president of the union representing New York City's 100,000 public school educators. The guide, which includes sample lesson plans, also features chapters by organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, the AFT and others.

Resources for Providing a Supportive School Environment for Arab Americans An Eric Digest created by the Clearinghouse on Urban Education in New York in 1999 reviews resources available to provide a supportive public school environment for Arab American students. The digest notes that while Arab Americans share similarities with other immigrant groups they also face additional challenges in public schools caused by negative stereotyping and misinformation about their history and culture. The digest offers steps schools can take in climate, elimination of discrimination, staff development, curriculum , textbooks, and counseling.The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland has a Response Curriculum to the Attack.

"Teaching about Tragedy"
National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS) is providing a free information service for educators designed to assist all teachers help their students cope with, and make sense, of the senseless.

High School - Higher Ed Stefan Bauschard collection of resources

Middle School Curriculum and High School Curriculum that uses the WTC to highlight issues regarding digital equity.

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