Although the internet has connected people and created new communities, it has also given new tools to those who want to hatefully threaten, defame, or attack people different from themselves. White supremacists and other organizations engaged in these sorts of hateful activities use social media and other major tech platforms to mobilize, fundraise, and normalize racism, sexism, bigotry, and xenophobia. In the past few years, hate activity online has grown significantly as the “alt-right” emerged from the shadows. While most tech
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement in response to recent reports that the Trump administration is seeking to establish a narrow definition of sex under Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972 that would exclude transgender people – as well as excluding non-binary, gender-fluid, ace, and other people from important civil rights protections that prevent discrimination on the basis of sex.
Hundreds of organizations across the country work to combat hate every day. By pushing back against bigotry, serving as a much-needed support network for their members, and providing direct services to those in need, organizations on the ground work day-in and day-out to make their communities safe and welcoming places for all. As part of the Stop Hate Project’s mission, we work to strengthen the capacity of local communities to combat hate. This includes supporting and lifting up the work of