Quick. Think of a white supremacist group.
Having been denied participation in a Georgia's adopt-a-highway program, a local Ku Klux Klan chapter has turned to the American Civil Liberties Union for help. And the civil rights organization may represent the group.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will not approve the application of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to "adopt" a one-mile stretch of highway in North Georgia, a state official said Tuesday.
CNN's Nick Valencia reports the state of Georgia has denied the KKK's application to adopt a stretch of highway.
A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to participate in cleaning up a stretch of highway in northern Georgia.
A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday.
A look back at the memorials honoring those lost ten years ago on 9/11/01.
I grew up in an interfaith home where I learned, despite what some on the far right allege today, that Islam and Christianity have much in common. My father was Muslim and born in the 1930s in what was then known as Palestine. My mother is Italian (Sicilian, to be accurate) and proudly Christian.
James Ford Seale, a reputed former member of the Ku Klux Klan convicted in the 1964 abduction and killings of two African-American teenagers in Mississippi, has died in federal prison, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. He was 75.
A law enforcement official confirms members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its controversial practice of picketing military funerals, participated in training for law enforcement officials at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia.
Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counter-protesters Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
A Mississippi proposal wants to honor a Ku Klux Klansmen with a specialty license plate.
The Mississippi NAACP has called on Governor Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday.
Three Arkansas men have been indicted on federal civil rights charges relating to their alleged roles in the burning of a cross in the yard of an African-American resident.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total. And I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution."
CNN's T.J. Holmes talks to Arizona's attorney general about a judge blocking parts of the state's immigration law.
Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Patricia Espinosa called Wednesday's decision on Arizona's immigration law "a step in the right direction."
The Texas Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to change the name of Simkins Residence Hall, a University of Texas at Austin dormitory named after a man prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s, the state university system said.
The debate over illegal immigration in the United States has always been dominated by hotheads and sloganeering loudmouths on either side of the fence drawn together by their shared love of yelling crap on radio call-in shows and steering the dialogue away from anything approaching a solution. And since the September 11, 2001, attacks -- carried out by 16 legal immigrants; three on expired visas -- the discussion has basically devolved into an incomprehensible jumble.
University of Texas officials consider changing the name of a dorm whose namesake was a Ku Klux Klan member. (No audio)
A University of Texas at Austin student dormitory named after a man prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s may soon have its name changed, university officials said.
The Senate lost a giant and America lost a patriot with the death of Sen. Robert Byrd early Monday morning.
A conservative magazine suggests Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is "hostile" to gun owners, based on notes she wrote in the Clinton White House in 1996.
Here are some sound bites from the post-racial era:
Death threats and vandalism in the wake of the health care vote spark a conversation about the power of words.
"My parents are racist," my Filipino boyfriend Edward said, sounding defeated.
Don't look now, but Pennsylvania might be the new Mississippi.
If you think comic book characters do amazing things in comic books, you won't believe what they can do off the page.
Early in The Complete Guide to Man-to-Man Defense, one of three new instructional DVDs former coach Bob Knight stars in, he's in a quaint gym in Des Moines, Iowa, lecturing players from William Penn College, a nearby NAIA school, on the importance of "conversion" defense. Conversion is the term Knight prefers to "transition," which he views as inadequate for describing the goal of a fast break -- the conversion of a numbers advantage into points. And so this is what Knight tells the assembled players:
Judge Sonia Sotomayor cruised through her confirmation hearings without a scratch.
A fugitive American white supremacist was arrested Monday in Israel, ending an international manhunt that began in 2007, Israeli and U.S. officials said.
Last Saturday, a young African-American president used eloquent prose to challenge the world to learn from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust at Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp: "To this day, there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened -- a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful. This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts; a reminder of our duty to confront those who would tell lies about our history."
They're not going to like this.
CNN reporters and analysts debate whether the GOP is strking the right tone on Sotomayor.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor dominated the sounds of Sunday, as you might expect on the weekend after the first African-American president announced his nomination of the first Latina woman for the nation's highest court.
CNN's Jason Carroll says a new report shows a 54 percent rise of hate groups in the U.S. since 2000.
Don Black said he despises Barack Obama. And he said he believes illegal aliens undermine the economic fabric of the United States.
A grand jury has indicted four people in the shooting death of a woman during what police say was a Ku Klux Klan initiation rite in the Louisiana woods, St. Tammany Parish prosecutors said.
In a historic first, African-Americans will head both chambers of a state's legislature.
In Washington, all eyes are on President-elect Barack Obama, but 1,700 miles away, in Colorado, another historic swearing-in has taken place.
Witnesses say they were guided by the head of the Ku Klux Klan to beat and kill a teen. WAVE's David MacArthur reports.
A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages on Friday to a Kentucky teenager who was severely beaten by members of a Ku Klux Klan group because the Klansmen mistakenly thought he was an illegal Latino immigrant, the Southern Poverty Law Center said.
Eight are arrested after a woman is killed during what police say was a KKK initiation ceremony. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
The suspect in the shooting of a woman killed during a Ku Klux Klan initiation has at least a seven-year history of Klan activity, according to an organization that tracks hate groups nationwide.
A woman recruited over the Internet and shot to death during a Ku Klux Klan group's initiation rite felt a need to be wanted and was eager to be part of a group, authorities say family members told them.
The Ku Klux Klan is being put on trial in Kentucky.
It was a mismatch from the start: a 16-year-old boy, 5-feet, 3-inches tall and 150 pounds, against two reputed Ku Klux Klansmen, the biggest standing 6-feet, 5-inches and tipping the scales at 300 pounds.
Authorities say they confiscated documents related to the Ku Klux Klan from the Louisiana home of a man accused of killing a woman who tried to join the group.
Eight people were arrested Tuesday, one on a charge of murder, in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at a remote Louisiana campsite during what police say was an initiation ceremony for the Ku Klux Klan.
CNN's Campbell Brown looks at how Sen. Robert Byrd went from being a member of the KKK to supporting a black president.
The campus has come a long way since its painful integration years, but the KKK will be at the debate to try to stir up old hatreds
State and federal investigators said Tuesday that they spent the past two days gathering evidence in the last documented mass lynching in the United States: a grisly slaying of four people that has remained unsolved for more than six decades.
A jury considers the racially charged case of a man accused of shooting his son's friend. CNN's Jason Carroll reports
A man has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly displaying hangman's nooses from the back of a pickup truck during a civil rights march last year in Jena, Louisiana.
Gallaudet pres. Robert Davila discusses the incident that left a black student with a swastika and 'KKK' drawn on him.
Authorities investigating a racially charged incident at a high school for deaf people say it may have started with a group of students "horsing around."
A weekend incident with racial overtones at a high school for deaf students could result in criminal charges with "enhanced penalties for a hate crime," Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Wednesday.
A Louisiana city that hosted many of the "Jena 6" protesters Thursday became the site of a racially charged incident of its own.
Alexandria Police respond to a truck with dangling nooses near Jena, Louisiana. From i-Reporter Erika Burnett.
There is no link between the nooses hung by white students outside a Louisiana high school and the alleged beating of a white student by black teens, according to the U.S. attorney who reviewed investigations into the incidents.
A judge Tuesday vacated one of two convictions against a teen involved in a violent, racially charged incident in Louisiana that left another teen hospitalized.
James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi.
James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers
The police were only about 50 yards down the road when the gun-wielding white mob stopped the car and dragged the two black men out, shoving them face first into the dirt.
John Brown. Leon Czolgosz. Bernardine Dohrn. These are the faces of American terrorism -- as much as Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph or Osama bin Laden.
Standing at what was once a U.S. Revolutionary War battlefield, about 125 Neo-Nazis and sympathizers held a rally Saturday while two groups of counter demonstrators protested.
A Mississippi judge Thursday sentenced former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen to 60 years in prison for the manslaughter of three civil rights workers in 1964.
The accused mastermind in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers left a Mississippi courtroom Thursday on a stretcher, prompting an indefinite trial recess.
A lawyer for the 80-year-old Baptist preacher accused of masterminding the Ku Klux Klan killings of three civil rights workers in 1964 conceded to a jury Wednesday that his client belonged to the racist group.
Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of masterminding the abduction and murders of three young civil rights workers nearly 41 years ago.
Jury selection begins Monday in a 1964 civil rights case that still haunts this rural town of 7,300 residents.
Last week, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari (that is, certification for review) in a case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
Charles Pickering, the judge temporarily appointed by President Bush to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, denies allegations that he is racist, an accusation leveled against him by Democrats who stalled his nomination in the Senate.
Is wearing a masked hood at a public rally the same as shouting "Fire!" inside a crowded theater -- or is it closer in significance to burning an American flag?
So what core values do Amazon.com and the Ku Klux Klan share? Both ardently champion their First Amendment rights and both celebrate the importance of anonymous criticism.
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Your servant is possibly the only judicial kibitzer around who insists on linking two recent cases: (1) the Supreme Court's latest affirmation of flag- burning rights and (2) the Georgia state cour...
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. -- A Klansman who is challenging a state law banning public wearing of masks and hoods ((explained why)) he wore a mask during a one-day protest . . . ''I could lose my job . . ....