Report Says Hate Groups Increasing

February 27, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – The annual ‘Year In Hate’ report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center says that hate groups have been increasing dramatically since 2000, with an especially alarming boost since the election of President Barack Obama.

The 926 groups identified contain a number of communities, from klansmen, to Confederates, to non-white groups, such as black separatists. The increase is being blamed on the fact that many are seeing a cultural threat from the election of an African American president, and it is taking a harsh turn as fears over an unstable economy fuel anger.

Illegal immigration is also a sore spot for hate groups, and the drop in jobs over 2008 have created a platform for hate groups to speak.

“You have an American work force facing massive unemployment, and you have presidents and politicians flinging open the borders telling them to take the few jobs left while our men are in soup kitchens” Jeff Schoep, leader of the largest neo-Nazi group in the US, the National Socialist Movement, said.

The surge in hate has shown a disgusting trend that increases, even as we break down walls in equality.

“In the long arch of history, we are definitely moving forward, but these kinds of events can produce backlashes,” Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok commented.


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