Mar 5, 2015, 2:32
Rabbi Heschel (2nd from right) marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama

Witness to Selma


David Goldstein, the executive director of the Greater Kansas City Jewish Community Relations Bureau / American Jewish Committee from 1972 until 1998, marched in Selma during the voting rights fight in 1965—twice.  So IREHR sat down with him as he remembered those days, now commemorated in the movie Selma.

Tea Party Patriots Constitutional Coordinator, Bill Norton, pretending to be one of the founders.

Third Controversial Speaker Scheduled to Speak at South Carolina Tea Party Convention


As the third part of our investigation into the troublesome line-up at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition convention, IREHR examines a Tea Party activist who has traveled the country teaching a curriculum that refers to African-American children as “pickaninnies,” claims that the treatment of slaves was “humane,” and that “the economic system of slavery chained the slave owners almost as much as the slaves.”

Jake MacAulay who left an anti-gay hate group to work alongside a group of Maryland white nationalist leaders is scheduled to speak at the SC Tea Party convention

Another Troubling Figure Scheduled to Speak at South Carolina Tea Party Convention


In December, IREHR sounded the alarm when we found that a white nationalist was scheduled to share the stage with members of Congress at the upcoming South Carolina Tea Party Coalition convention. Quietly, without comment or apology, the group scrubbed the white nationalist from their convention schedule.

Despite the removal of one white nationalist, the newly published convention agenda still contains a sizable cast of racists and bigots scheduled to share the stage with members of Congress and aspiring presidential candidates. Given who the organizers have invited to speak, this event has the potential to become even more racially explosive than last year’s tumultuous CPAC convention.

North Carolina NAACP, UFCW Local 1208, Raise Up for 15, and other Moral Monday supporters rallied in Bladenboro for Lennon Lacy.

Was Lennon Lacy Lynched in North Carolina?


At dinnertime on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 17 year-old Lennon Lacy weighed 195 pounds on a 5’11” frame.  He could press 200 pounds at the gym, or his older brother over his head.  He worked out every day, was in good physical condition, had wrestled previously and aimed at  playing linebacker for the Bladenboro, North Carolina high school football team.  On Friday morning, he was dead—found hanging from a swing set blocks from home.

Incoming House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise (R-LA)

House Majority Whip Confesses to Speaking at White Nationalist Conference


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) has admitted that he delivered a speech to a so-called "white rights" conference in 2002, held by an organization known as EURO, headed by the neo-Nazi leader David Duke. Scalise has also insisted that he shares American society’s abhorrence of such “hate groups" -- and that he did not know what kind of group he was talking to.  He is asking the public to believe that he did not notice any of the virulent racist and anti-Semitic talk by the Klansmen, neo-Nazis, and assorted white nationalists in attendance at this gathering.

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