I was shocked to learn of the increase in the number of hate groups in our country. A year ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a detailed report, which I may have shared with you, of about roughly 250 hate groups as of January 2010 with details of addresses, contact points, etc. That figure contrasted with approximately 80 hate groups 10 years earlier, which had brought down the number of hate groups due to courageous opposition by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The current issue of this intelligence report gives details of 1,000 hate groups in eight categories, which includes a new category of internet operations. They also include a map showing the number of active hate groups in all the states with a total of 1,002 as of the end of 2010. I would be pleased to send copies of the actual lists to anyone interested in learning the facts and possible use in the struggles ahead.
I would suggest for those of you who would like to get a copy to contact the Southern Poverty Law Center at 400 Washington Avenue, PO Box 548 Montgomery, AL 36177-9621. You can e-mail them at: http://www.splcenter.org/contact-us
Sidney J. Gluck