There were 1,007 active hate groups in the United States in 2012, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which keeps track of such groups.
This 1,007 number includes all groups that have “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics,” according to the SPLC.
However, websites or “groups” that appeared to consist of only a single individual were not included in this round up.
Home to 82 hate groups, including chapters of the black separatist Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party, neo-Nazi groups like the National Socialist Freedom Movement, and Holocaust denial groups like Inconvenient History, California had the highest number of such groups among all states.
Here’s a map that looks at the number of hate groups in each state. Click on any state to see how many there are:
Here’s a more detailed map of each city that is home to at least one hate group. Click on any point on the map to see which hate group it represents and to see what type of a hate group it is:
Source: Based on data provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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