Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Southern Poverty Law Center : Stand Strong Against Hate

Southern Poverty Law Center : Stand Strong Against Hate - from their website:
We've just witnessed an historic moment in our nation's history — the election of our first African-American president.

But it's clear that racism remains a serious problem.

In recent weeks, there have been hundreds of racial incidents linked to the election of Barack Obama.

In New York, a black teen was attacked with a bat on election night by four white men who shouted "Obama." In Los Angeles, swastikas and racial slurs were painted on cars, sidewalks and houses. In Idaho, schoolchildren on buses chanted "assassinate Obama."

In addition, hate groups report that membership is surging. We've identified 888 organized hate groups — white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-immigrant extremists, anti-gay groups and others — represented by the dots on the map.

Is there hate in your state?

As the ranks of hate swell, people of goodwill must stand up and be counted.

Add yourself to our map as a voice for tolerance. Join people across the nation who are standing strong against the hate, racism, and intolerance infecting our communities, schools and political debate.

At the Southern Poverty Law Center, we track and expose the activities of hate groups in the United States and use innovative legal strategies to put them out of business.

Thank you for standing strong against hate.

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