Hate Map

The Southern Poverty Law Center has created a map of hate groups around the U.S. Find your local hate chapter. They are likely closer to home than you think.

Michigan has 26 hate groups listed by the SPLC, including racist hate groups, anti-immigrant hate groups, radical white power Christian hate groups (Jesus was white??), and the absolutely bonkers Jewish Defense League. It’s hard to say whether hate groups are increasing in the U.S. I theorize that there has been a constant of racism, bigotry and intolerance throughout the history of the U.S., but these groups are getting a lot more attention from the authorities than previously afforded.

Of course, Texas has the most overall number of hate groups, but, given population, Montana has the largest number of hate groups: 1.2 per 100,000 people.

About Pete Larson

Researcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I do epidemiology, public health, GIS, health disparities and environmental justice. I also do music and weird stuff.

3 responses to “Hate Map”

  1. Luis Fernando says :

    Kind of suprised there are more hate groups in southeast Michigan than in SW MI. From the teaching in the UM LSA I can tell you the ones from SW MI are well represented in the student body. Central Florida is very scary. It is interesting though how in the midwest there are less hate groups in MN and WI. Also NM. Funny that reading about the Hate groups most of them cliam Anglo-Saxon-Affeninsel heritage 😉 maybe that’s the reason we both found the Affeninsel so appealing …

  2. Luis Fernando says :

    Second thoughts: # groups != # members. So that maybe what happens in MI. Check NM, the groups are in the places where the White-Anglo-Saxon-Affeninsel descent people live in that state … That’s the reason we never move or avoid as much as possible Affeninsel

  3. Pete Larson says :

    Well, that’s kind of the thing. You can have a hate group with 1 member. Also, don’t underestimate SE Michigan for hate groups. There are lots of Affeninselians there. Some of the worst skinhead groups are in Detroit, with never made sense to me. If you hate black people, why would you live in a place that is 90% black?

    Florida is completely scary. From the lynching data, it looks like they killed more black people per capita than anywhere else.

    It’s too cold to have hate groups in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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