Report Sees Spike In Hate Groups

Sunday, March 16th 2008, 10:02 pm
By: News On 6

A new report suggests illegal immigration is fueling a spike in hate groups across the country.  The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 888 hate groups in the U.S. in 2007.  That's a nearly 50% increase since 2000.

An Oklahoma man and member of the "League of the South" which is on the SPLC's list, says the center is just targeting groups that are opposed to illegal immigration.

"That would mean, according to the SPLC, the majority of the population of Oklahoma is part of a hate group, because a majority of Oklahomans don't want illegal aliens in our state," said Robert Stock, League of the South.

In Oklahoma, the number of hate groups on the SPLC's list dropped from sixteen to thirteen.

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