California Reportedly Has Largest Number Of Hate Groups

The violence in Virginia has a lot of people taking a hard look at hate groups.  According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, there are 917 hate groups currently operating across America.  A 2016 report suggests there 130 active Ku Klux Klan groups and 193 Black Separatist groups like the Nation of Islam.

Hate map via Southern Poverty Law Center website

Surprisingly California has the most hate groups.  There are 79 statewide with a large number concentrated in Southern California.  Most are White Supremacist groups; they represent a variety causes and California is the largest state.   

The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates there are seven hate groups in the Sacramento/Stockton area, three are anti-LGBT, two are white extremist groups, a general hate group and the Nation of Islam.  

1. Verity Baptist Group: labeled as an anti-LGBT group headquartered in Sacramento

2. Pacific Justice Institute: labeled as anti-LGBT group with headquarters in Sacramento

3. Save California: labeled as anti-LGBT party with headquarters in Sacramento

4. Traditionalist Worker Party: labeled as white nationalist group In Sacramento

5. Sacto Skins: labeled as racist skinheads with headquarters in Sacramento

6. As-Sabiqun: labeled as general hate group in Sacramento

7. Nation of Islam: labeled as a black separatist group in Stockton

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