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Mark Potok is the editor of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report.
After Almost Three Violent Decades of Racism, Movement Leader Explains Why She's Calling It Quits
Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
Lynette Avrin describes her life in an interview and her decision to abandon racism.
Antigovernment ‘Patriot’ Movement Expands for the Fourth Year in a Row
Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: SPLC Intelligence Report
Hate groups remain at near-historic highs.
Why Bogus Hate Crimes Are All the Rage
Posted on: Oct 24, 2012, Source: SPLC's Hate Watch
A La. woman's phony assault is one of a rash of recent incidents of its kind. A look at why they're so dangerous.
Once America’s Leading Hate Group, the Neo-Nazi National Alliance Now Considered 'a Joke'
Posted on: Jul 23, 2012, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
Ten years after the death of its founder, the Alliance has turned into tiny band of small-time propagandists, criminal thugs and attention-seeking losers.
The Anti-Government 'Patriot' Movement Is Exploding in Size and Reach
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012, Source: SPLC Intelligence Report
Hate groups of all kinds are climbing in numbers, but the swelling of the Patriot movement since late 2008 has been astounding.
America the Vulnerable: Government Does Nothing as Right Wing Violence Surges
Posted on: Jun 27, 2011, Source: Other Words
Home-grown terrorism is on the rise, but the Department of Homeland Security is scaling down intelligence units that might catch the next Timothy McVeigh before it's too late.
Number of Radical Right-Wing Hate, Patriot, and Militia Groups Exploded in 2010
Posted on: Feb 28, 2011, Source: SPLC Intelligence Report
The three strands of the radical right — the hatemongers, the nativists and the antigovernment zealots — grew by 22% last year and 40% the year before.
Heritage of Shame: Events Celebrating Secession Glorify the South's Defense of Slavery
Posted on: Jan 21, 2011, Source: Other Words
The events are effectively glorifying the South's defense of slavery and the white supremacist doctrine that underpinned it.
Is Jared Loughner a Right-Wing Extremist?
Posted on: Jan 9, 2011, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
While it's hard to say, there are some clues to Loughner's worldview in his writings.
Gays Remain the Minority Most Targeted by Hate Crimes
Posted on: Dec 31, 2010, Source: SPLC Intelligence Report
The religious anti-gay right has been knocked back on its heels by gay rights advances. But its hardest core angrily presses on.
Right-Wing Rage: Hate Groups, Vigilantes and Conspiracists on the Verge of Violence
Posted on: Mar 2, 2010, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
The radical right has caught fire, as broad-based anger over the past year has ignited an explosion of new extremist groups and activism across the nation.
Report: Latino Immigrants in Suffolk County, N.Y Living in a Climate of Fear
Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
Report details violent attacks, harassment and abuse driven by a virulent anti-immigrant climate, that has been fostered by community leaders and law enforcement practices
The Top Three Anti-Immigration Groups Share Extremist Roots
Posted on: Feb 4, 2009, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
A nasty web of racism lies behind three D.C. organizations that work against immigration reform.
Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists Publish Ominous Threats to Obama's Life
Posted on: Feb 22, 2008, Source: SPLC's Hate Watch
The most heated anti-Obama talk appears to be on Internet sites that allow people to post messages anonymously.
Computer Hackers Allege That Notorious Neo-Nazi Radio Host Is on FBI Payroll
Posted on: Jan 18, 2008, Source: SPLC's Hate Watch
After allegations emerge that key white supremacist figure Hal Turner may be a government informant, experts warn FBI crossed the line.
Lou Dobbs Persists in Promoting Lies about Immigrant Leprosy Cases
Posted on: Jun 14, 2007, Source: SPLC Intelligence Report
For more than four years, CNN's Dobbs has spread one one-sided -- and in some cases outright false -- information to attack undocumented migrants.
A Split In the Racist Right
Posted on: Aug 15, 2006, Source: SPLC Intelligence Report
A rift has opened between those who see blacks, Hispanics and Muslims as the primary enemy, and those who blame Jews for every evil.
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