Thursday, March 06, 2014

939 Hate Groups in America Mapped

The Southern Poverty Law Center has updated its Hate Map with data from 2013. The good news is that since the last time the map featured on Google Maps Mania the number of hate groups has reduced from 1,002 to 939. The bad news is that there are still 939 of them.

The Hate Map shows the location of groups who hold beliefs that attack 'an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics'. The list was compiled using hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports.

Using the map it is possible to select a US state and view all the state's recorded hate groups on the map. A list of the hate groups is also displayed under the map. The groups are categorized by city and by type.

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