December 2, 2016
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Southern Poverty Law Center to Provide Map Depicting Annual Count of Hate Groups Operating in United States on Feb. 26

Southern PovertyLawCenter to Release Annual Count of

Hate Groups Operating in United States

 

Immigration Fears, Economy and Obama Election Fueling Hate Movement

 

Report to be Released on Thursday, Feb. 26

 

Montgomery, Ala. – On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Southern Poverty Law Center will release its annual count of hate groups active in the United States. Mark Potok, director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, will discuss the factors driving the growth of these groups, including how fueling the moveimmigration fears, the economic crisis and the election of President Obama are fueling the movement. These groups include neo-Nazis, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, Klansmen and black separatists.

 

On Thursday, visit www.splcenter.org to view an interactive map that identifies these groups by state and by ideology.

           

Mark Potok, Director, SPLC’s Intelligence Project

Heidi Beirich, Research Director, SPLC’s Intelligence Project



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