Author: Connor Showalter

News and Politics

Beirich of SPLC Says that Rise of Hate Groups in US Largely Due to Anti-immigration Sentiments

According to the SPLC, the number of hate groups is up from 602 in 2000 to 926 in 2008, a 65% increase over what Beirich calls a relatively short period of time. “That is completely driven by immigration, meaning the hate group ranks are growing because of fears of our demographics changing. Sort of the browning of America, the Latinos changing America’s complexion.”

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