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Southern Poverty Law Center report finds increase in hate groups last year

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A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center finds that the number of hate groups in the United States rose to 892 in 2015, up from 784 the year before:  

The number of extremist groups operating in the United States grew in 2015 – a year awash in deadly extremist violence and hateful rhetoric from mainstream political figures, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual census of hate groups and other extremist organizations.

The Law Center's Mark Potok concludes, "From start to finish, the year 2015 was remarkable for its terrorist violence, the penetration of the radical right and its conspiracy theories into mainstream politics, and the boost far-right ideas and groups received from pandering politicians like Donald Trump. And the situation appears likely to get worse, not better, as the country continues to come to terms with its increasing diversity."

See the full report here.

Twenty-two hate groups were identified in Arkansas, including a number of KKK and neo-Nazi groups. The law center created an interactive "Hate Map," identifying the location of hate groups across the country, which you can see here


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