Monday, February 25, 2019

The Rise in American Hate Groups

Last year the number of hate groups operating in the United States reached another new record. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center there are now 1,020 hate groups in action across the country. Lat week the Southern Poverty Law Center released an updated version of its hate groups interactive map. This updated map provides users with more details, including which states have the most hate groups per capita.

The rise in the number of hate groups is mirrored by a rise in racist and antisemitic violence. According to the FBI the number of hate crimes increased by 30 percent in the three-year period ending in 2017 (the FBI has not released figures for 2018 yet).

The Hate Map shows the locations of all 1,020 hate groups now operating in the USA. The map includes tools which allows you to filter the hate groups shown on the map by ideology. If you click on a state on the map you can view a list of all the hate groups currently operating in that state. The color of each state on the map reflects the number of hate groups operating per capita.

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