Racism

During the last presidential election, many lower- and middle-class white Americans were drawn to politicians who pledge to make their lives great again. But have the resulting policies actually placed those very Americans at a greater risk of sickness and death?


Derek Black grew up at the center of white nationalism. His father founded Stormfront, the largest racist community on the Internet, and his godfather, David Duke, was a KKK Grand Wizard. By the time Derek was 19, he had become an elected politician with his own daily radio show and a growing voice in white nationalism. But after enrolling in college and growing his circle of friends outside a cloistered and racist movement, Derek began to question those beliefs.


Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center tracks hate groups nationwide. Data from the organization reveals the number of groups in Idaho is down, but they remain a concentrated force in parts of the Gem State.


Jeromy Tarkon

Jeromy Tarkon, an Eagle soccer coach, received a shocking note on his car windshield last weekend. Tarkon is the coach of the Idaho Juniors Futbol Club, a soccer club based in the Eagle area.

Idaho Black History Museum / Facebook

Officials with the Idaho Black History Museum say someone wrote a racial slur on the roof of the museum's storage shed.

Museum director Phillip Thompson said Wednesday that he found the slur sketched in the snow while heading to a board meeting. Thompson has since shared photos of the slur on the Boise museum's Facebook page.

Boise State University, campus
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Since the presidential election last week, colleges and universities have been dealing with reports of verbal and physical altercations between some Donald Trump supporters and other students.

Baseball legends hold a special place in our country’s collective heart. Dizzy Dean, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron are still household names generations after their feats on the baseball diamond made them famous.

But perhaps none represents the promise and hard truths of the American experience during baseball’s golden age better than pitching great Satchel Paige.

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe in Idaho is asking for information that will lead to the person who wrote “white power” and other racist messages on a reservation historical marker over the weekend.

An annual count released Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center revealed that the number of active hate groups in the Northwest dropped dramatically in 2013.

Southern Poverty Law Center

In the summer 2013 edition of its quarterly magazine, the Southern Poverty Law Center details the racist writings of a white supremacist named Farnham O’Reilly. 

The Alabama-based organization keeps an eye on such authors and recently discovered O’Reilly is actually the pen name of a certified public accountant from Payette, Idaho named Tim Folke.