Hate Groups Are On The Rise, Southern Poverty Law Center Finds

The number of hate groups and antigovernment organizations “in the nation has continued to grow, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” At least 1,018 hate groups were operating last year, SPLC found, while the “number of groups whose ideology is organized against specific racial, religious, sexual or other characteristics has risen steadily since 2000, when 602 were identified, the center said. Antigay groups, for example, have risen to 27 from 17 in 2010”: