Extremist Files

Extremists in the U.S. come in many different forms – white nationalists, anti-gay zealots, black separatists, racist skinheads, neo-Confederates and more.

The Extremist Files database contains profiles of various prominent extremists and extremist organizations. It also examines the histories and core beliefs – or ideologies – of the most common types of extremist movements.

Not all extremist groups within these files are SPLC-designated "hate groups." All SPLC-designated hate groups can be viewed on the Hate Map, by state or by ideology

Extremist Groups

Featured Group:

SPLC Designated Hate Group
In Its Own Words “We had them completely surrounded. I hit like 5 people.” — RAM member Benjamin Drake Daley, 25, of Redondo Beach, California, referring to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 in a social media chat on Aug. 11, 2017 “Death to antifa!” — RAM member Robert Boman on April 15, 2017, in Berkeley, California. Background The “Rise Above Movement” is a Southern California-based racist fight club that first rose to prominence on the racist “alt-right” rally scene in 2017 and is often photographed in bloody confrontations with protesters. In October...

Individual Profiles

Featured Extremist Profile:

Richard Bertrand Spencer

In his own words “We’re going to be back here, and we’re going to humiliate all of these people who opposed us. We’ll be back here 1,000 times if necessary. I always win. Because I have the will to win, I keep going until I win.” — Interview with DailyMail.com, several days after the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. “Islam — at its full flourishing … isn’t some peaceful denomination like Methodism or religion like Buddhism; Islam is a black flag. It is an expansive, domineering ideology, and one that is directed against Europe. In this way, Islam give [sic] non-Europeans a...