Politics
5:58 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Report: 35 "Hate Groups" in Michigan

The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report today on hate groups in the U.S.

They say there are now more than 1,000 such groups around the country, the first time the SPLC has seen the number of "hate groups" top 1,000 since it started counting them in the 1980s.

From the SPLC press release:

Several factors fueled the growth: resentment over the changing racial demographics of the country, frustration over the lagging economy, and the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories and other demonizing propaganda aimed at minorities and the government.

A hate group is defined by the SPLC as a group that has "beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics."

The SPLC lists 35 "hate groups" in Michigan on their map.

Here are the 35 groups the SPLC lists in Michigan:

  1. American National Socialist Party, Neo-Nazi
  2. American Nazi Party, Neo-Nazi, Westland
  3. Aryan Nations 88, Neo-Nazi
  4. Battalion 14, Neo-Nazi, Jackson
  5. Blood and Honour America Division, Racist Skinhead
  6. Brotherhood of Klans Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Ku Klux Klan
  7. By Yahweh's Design, Christian Identity, Stevensville
  8. Charles Darwin Research Institute, White Nationalist, Port Huron
  9. Council of Conservative Citizens, White Nationalist, Caledonia
  10. Crew 38, Racist Skinhead, Detroit
  11. Firm 22, Racist Skinhead
  12. Gallows Tree Wotansvolk Alliance, Neo-Nazi, Grand Rapids
  13. Jewish Defense League, General Hate
  14. Nation of Islam, Black Separatist, Grand Rapids
  15. Nation of Islam, Black Separatist, Jackson
  16. Nation of Islam, Black Separatist, Detroit
  17. Nation of Islam, Black Separatist, Flint
  18. National Black Foot Soldier Network, Black Separatist, Oak Park
  19. National Black Foot Soldier Network, Black Separatist, Taylor
  20. National Black Foot Soldier Network, Black Separatist, Muskegon
  21. National Black Foot Soldier Network, Black Separatist, Detroit
  22. National Socialist Aryan Order, Neo-Nazi, Davison
  23. National Socialist Movement, Neo-Nazi, Wyoming
  24. National Socialist Movement, Neo-Nazi, Detroit
  25. Northern Hammerskins, Racist Skinhead, Detroit
  26. Social Contract Press, Anti-Immigrant, Petoskey
  27. United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Ku Klux Klan, Battle Creek
  28. United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Ku Klux Klan, Gladwin
  29. United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Ku Klux Klan, Fraser
  30. United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Ku Klux Klan, Monroe
  31. United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Ku Klux Klan, Detroit
  32. United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Ku Klux Klan
  33. Vinlanders Michigan, Racist Skinhead
  34. Volksfront, Racist Skinhead, Detroit
  35. Yahweh's Truth, Christian Identity, Linwood