Hate Groups Find Fertile Ground.


How prevalent are hate groups in your state? Since the early 1990s, the Southern Poverty Law Center has published an annual map showing where hate groups operate. The SPLC defines hate groups as having "beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics."

Their activities can include criminal acts, marches, rallies, speeches, meetings, leafleting or publishing. The SPLC compiled this information using the hate groups' publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports.

Hate groups operate in every state--except Alaska and Hawaii--and the District of Columbia. By the SPLC's last count, there were 917 nationwide.

--Magazine staff

Types of Hate Groups in the United States, 2016 Christian Identity 21 groups Neo-Confederate 43 groups Anti-LGBT 52...

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