Philly Post Questions Local “Hate Groups”

What Hate Groups Say About Being Called Hate Groups

We asked five Philly-area organizations.

By Victor Fiorillo | Philly Post | 4/18/2013

The Southern Poverty Law Center maintains a database of organizations it designates as “hate groups.” To make the list, your group must “have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”


The SPLC identifies 1,007 active hate groups, and you’d probably think that places like Alabama, Arkansas and South Carolina would have far more such organizations than Pennsylvania, right? Nope. According to the SPLC, Pennsylvania boasts 35 active …