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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

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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:

James Mason

James Mason’s involvement with this country’s organized neo-Nazi movement dates back to the late 1960s. He joined George Lincoln Rockwell ’s American Nazi Party as a teenager, where he first met Dr. William Pierce , author of The Turner Diaries . Years after Rockwell was assassinated by one of his supporters, Mason grew dismayed by efforts within neo-Nazism to build large political parties and organizations, and he began to advocate for an underground, terroristic approach to catalyzing white revolution. From 1980 to 1986 he published his newsletter SIEGE , where began to extrapolate his...