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The Southern Poverty Law Center documented 954 active hate groups in the United States in 2017.

What We Do

We employ a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice:

Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the U.S. and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public.

We know we don't achieve equality and justice through the courts and investigative reporting alone. The future of our great country lies in the hands of today's young people.

We use the courts and other forms of advocacy to win systemic reforms on behalf of victims of bigotry and discrimination.

Your gift will help win justice on behalf of those who have no other champion, expose and fight the hate that thrives in our country, and provide tolerance education materials free of charge to schools across our nation.

Our Priorities

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

We provide free legal representation to detained immigrants facing deportation proceedings in the Southeast. ​You can help. 

Hatewatch monitors and exposes the activities of the American radical right.

Friends of the Center support the fight for tolerance and justice with a modest, monthly gift.

Your questions and concerns are important to us. Let us know how we can help.