Tuesday, February 06, 2007

White Supremacy Groups Flourishing

This is what happens when you let irresponsible blowhards like Lou Dobbs and Tom Tancredo run amok.
Groups linked to the Ku Klux Klan, skinheads and neo-Nazis grew significantly more active, holding more rallies, distributing leaflets and increasing their presence on the Internet — much of it focused on stirring anti-immigrant sentiment, a new report released by the Anti-Defamation League says.

"Extremist groups are good at seizing on whatever the hot button is of the day and twisting the message to get new members," Deborah M. Lauter, ADL Civil Rights director, said Monday. "This one seems to be taking hold with more of mainstream America than we'd like to see."

Old Klan chapters have been revived and new ones started throughout the South, historically the heart of the group, and in other places such as Michigan, Iowa and New Jersey, says the report, which was scheduled for official release Tuesday.

Here is the link to the full report from the Anti-Defamation League on the resurgence of hate that is not new news to the people who have to deal with its effects everyday.

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