Hate Groups: Preparing for an Obama Win?

Mark Potok, one of the country's leading experts on hate groups, said that the day after President Obama was elected there were so many new people expressing interest in white supremacist groups that websites for some of those groups actually crashed. Full Story »

Posted by Sally Lehrman
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Subjects: World, U.S., Politics
Topics: Racism
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Posted by: Posted by Sally Lehrman - Oct 31, 2012 - 2:06 PM PDT
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Edited by: Sally Lehrman - Oct 31, 2012 - 2:08 PM PDT
Tanya J. Maurer
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by Tanya J. Maurer - Oct. 31, 2012

In a recent TV segment for Nightline, Steven Howard, a grand wizard for the Ku Klux Klan, attempted to rev up his fellow Klansmen by chanting, “Barack Obama does not ... More »

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Jennet Wong
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by Jennet Wong - Feb. 14, 2013

According to the article, White racist hate groups such as the Council of Conservative Citizens ballooned in membership after Obama’s election. According to Mark Potok, an expert on hate groups, the number of white supremacist groups in the US rose from 600 to 1000 after Obama became president. Gordon Baum, founder of the organization speculates that most of its members are republicans because they tend to be more conservative. The author of the article speculates that hate groups’ rage could increase as both parties work to appeal to Latino voters and racists no longer have a mainstream party to appeal to. The article’s conclusion is largely speculative, however. White supremacists “may” become even more enraged if ... More »

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Sarah Ebbott
by Sarah Ebbott - Nov. 4, 2012

This story would likely provoke a very emotional response from ethnic audiences in particular. The featured comments are incredibly racist, hurtful and even violent. This story also has a great impact on an ethnic audience, because these white supremacy groups hate not only African Americans, but immigrants and non-white people in general. Beyond these specific cases of newsworthiness, this article differs from mainstream media because it deals with an "ugly" topic that I think ... More »

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Christopher Rincon
by Christopher Rincon - Nov. 8, 2012

This is a very interesting article about the issue of modern-day white supremacists and their views on the re-election of President Barrack Obama. Much of the piece focused on the Council of Conservative Citizens and in explaining what they believe, and how they express their beliefs through political discourse. It is explained that many people of the CCC express a verbal desire for violence in response to their fears of a multicultural vision of America under the current influence of President Obama. In response many people are concerned that this verbal violence may turn to physical violence. However, the writer of the article concludes that if current trends continue white supremacists may find themselves up a creek without ... More »

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