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Founded by civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. in 1971, the SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups. Our innovative Teaching Tolerance program produces and distributes – free of charge – documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that promote tolerance and respect in our nation’s schools.
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2/24/11 Report: U.S. Extremist Groups on the Rise
New figures show membership in anti-government extremist groups is at record levels in the United States. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, anti-government “patriot” groups and militias grew by 61 percent in 2010 after tripling the year before. The number of active hate groups topped 1,000—an increase of 7.5 percent—for the first time since the Center began keeping count in the early 1980s.
Reporter: Amy Goodman - DemocracyNow.org .
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