June 11th, 2009
05:50 PM ET

Map: Active hate groups in the U.S.

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Program Note: The map shows different hate groups that are active across the country. It is part of the Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Tune in to AC360° at 10 P.M. ET for more details on hate groups.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Intelligence Project monitors hate groups and extremist activities throughout the U.S. and publishes the Center's award-winning Intelligence Report.

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soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. JC- Los Angeles

    Is Reverend Wright's Trinity United Church listed on the map? How a man of the cloth can continually dispense bigoted views is beyond the pale.

    How Barack and Michelle Obama could stomach him for twenty years is almost as bad.

    June 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  2. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Estimates reported on CNN say that hate groups nationwide have 100,000 to 200,000 members. Of that it's estimated that 1-2% are inclined to do more than just talk; so that's 1,000-2,000 people nationwide prone to violence. As there are at least that many gang members in a major city like LA, also prone to violence, it would seem that the hype is getting a bit much. Murder is murder whether it's based on 'hate' or just to steal someone's wallet. You are just as dead.

    @Flex, why are you focusing in on the Catholic Church's position on gay marriage and calling it hate? It is a position shared by the majority of Americans, including as Prop 8 showed, the majority of people in yoour own state. Could it be that you are just hateful of Catholics?

    June 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  3. Mike in NYC


    You've never heard of anyone chanting "Go Back to Europe" or "Go Home Gringo"? Or Nation of Aztlan? Or Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, who said, "We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him."

    Assuming that their views are representative of Hispanics is no worse than assuming Von Brunn's ideas are representative of Whites.

    BTW, everyone, the word "hate" as used in the present context is idiotic. We all hate. It's the flip side of love. There are things that I genuinely hate, and the righteous among you would probably call me a "hater" for hating them.

    June 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  4. Frank

    Mr Cooper I had a question. Since I was born in the USA and I believe
    you are too. You went to high school and you saw the blacks were always at the back of the class. Either they were not paid attention like the others. What my point is, when you request one thing from a white person, may be in your office or on the street then you request the same thing from a black person. You treat each one differently like
    same way in classroom.e.g. blacks are stupied. Is that not hate? Even they both completed there jobs but are treated differently.Police is a good example of hate in USA against black. I am not black but I think we have to look within us. Black and white is the biggest hate group in the USA. You don't have to go far to find that group its everywhere.I don't believe in hate. I treated eveyone equally. Frank Florida

    June 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  5. Lampe

    I am an AA women, who witnessed first hand more Hate, from my own race during this Presidential run,then I have ever witnessed from Whites. So this racism is from all races against all races,and sometimes against their own race.

    June 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm |
  6. Michelle

    I want to comment on a post submitted on 6/11/2009 from Sara, in MN. Sara, I guess is a teacher, who stated that she has students who participate in hate crimes, but it is was basically not their fault in how they feel cause they were taught to hate and that they are good kids deep down. I agree with her, that hate is taught. However, where I lost the “our connection” is when she said, her students are good kids deep down. Is there such as thing as a good “skin head”? I do appreciate that she is trying… good luck to you Sara.

    June 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  7. Dan Dent

    I am shocked by the entire affair. Wolf Blitzer's personal brewmaster taking a shotgun to the Holocaust Museum instead of making home-brew and chilling back at the place. I am also shocked by Langhart Cohen comparing Emmitt Till and JIm Crow, Southern
    Segregation to the extermination of the Jews at the hands of the brutal monster Adolf Hitler. This is an outrage and every Jew in this country and I have Jewish Ancestry should be offended by the bogus comparison. Also the politics from the Left of the Crazy White Dude
    and the politics from the Right of Hitler With An Afro needs to stop.
    I remember seeing comparisons of Pat Robertson to Slobadan
    Milosovic, Hitler With an Afro Saddam Hussein and other assorted
    nonsense coming from everwhere. "Stop The Madness" please.

    June 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  8. Stephen JC, TN

    hate groups are nothing but bullies. how do you stop bullies? you stand up to them.I see someone bulling someone I go and start bulling them.they do like it when the shoe is on the other foot.

    June 12, 2009 at 1:09 pm |
  9. Michael

    looks like they didnt like what a non rascist white american had to say so they deleted my comment, maybe I shouldnt have talked about the pro-Israel lobby huh?

    June 12, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  10. ROB

    I hate to admit it but the only way to deal with these groups is by exterminating each one of those “inbred, vile pieces of waste”. Decent people of all ethnic groups are very weary of the cowards in these organizations. I hope to encounter one of these pathetic pieces of” Excramate” on the street. In a fair exchange, I would destroy you.

    June 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
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