Hate & Extremism

We monitor hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and expose their activities to the public, the media and law enforcement.

The SPLC is the premiere U.S. organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, antigovernment militias, Christian Identity adherents and others.

We’re tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. We publish investigative reports, train law enforcement officers and share key intelligence, and offer expert analysis to the media and public.

Our work fighting hate and extremism began in the early 1980s, amid a resurgence of Klan violence that began several years after the end of the civil rights movement. Each year since 1990, we have released an annual census of U.S. hate groups. In the mid-1990s, we also began documenting the number of radical, antigovernment militias and other organizations that comprise the far-right “Patriot” movement.

Over the years, we’ve crippled or destroyed some of the country’s most notorious hate groups – including the United Klans of America, the Aryan Nations and the White Aryan Resistance – by suing them for murders and other violent acts committed by their members or by exposing their activities.

  • Terror From The Right: A synopsis of radical-right terrorist plots, conspiracies and racist rampages since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. It includes a roster of murdered law enforcement officials.
  • Hate Map: There are 892 hate groups currently operating in the US.
  • Hate Incidents: Incidents of apparent hate crimes and hate group activities listed here are drawn primarily from media sources.
  • Age of the Wolf: A Study of the Rise of Lone Wolf and Leaderless Resistance Terrorism
  • White Homicide Worldwide: Stormfront, the leading white supremacist Web forum, has another distinction — murder capital of the Internet
  • Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism

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

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

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