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Live Webcast: Hate Groups in America

SPLC President Richard Cohen and Mark Potok, editor of the Intelligence Report, will host a live webcast at 2 p.m. (EDT) on March 18 to discuss the SPLC's recently released annual count of hate groups.

SPLC President Richard Cohen and Mark Potok, editor of the Intelligence Report, will host a live webcast at 2 p.m. (EDT) on March 18 to discuss the SPLC's recently released annual count of hate groups.

This year's report documented 926 hate groups operating in the United States, representing a 54 percent increase since 2000.

As in recent years, hate groups were animated by fears of Latino immigration. But two new factors were introduced into the volatile hate movement in 2008: the faltering economy and the successful presidential campaign of Barack Obama. Potok and Cohen will discuss the factors fueling the growth of hate groups and how the SPLC combats hate, racism and intolerance in America. They will also answer your questions during the 30-minute audio webcast.