Stories by Mark Potok

Mark Potok is the editor of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report. subscribe to Mark Potok's feed

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

Lynette Avrin describes her life in an interview and her decision to abandon racism.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: SPLC Intelligence Report

Hate groups remain at near-historic highs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.