JEWISH OPINION: Hate groups declined in 2020 from 2018’s record high, SPLC reports, but amount of hate has not diminished – My Comments

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[What is happening here is that you have Jews looking at Whites and monitoring White sentiment and telling everyone that White sentiment and views are "hate" and "evil" and then censoring, intimidating and crushed genuine White opinion. Whites and everyone are told how evil, hateful, dumb and retarded Whites are. WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE THEIR OWN OPINIONS THAT JEWS DO NOT APPROVE OF! WHITES ARE THE ONLY GROUP ON THE PLANET WHO ARE OSTRACISED AND PUNISHED FOR WANTING TO WORK WITH THEIR OWN KIND AND BE WITH THEIR OWN KIND. When Blacks or Jews or Asians do it, its all fine. But when WHITES do it, it's EVIL, RACIST AND WRONG! Just ponder that. Jan]

In the final year of former President Donald Trump’s term in the White House, the number of active hate groups in the United States declined, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual report out Monday.

The law center, which tracks racism, xenophobia, misogyny and anti-government militias, said it identified 838 active hate groups operating across the U.S. in 2020. That’s a decrease from the 940 in 2019 and the record high of 1,020 in 2018.

After one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, a decline in the number of hate groups does not equal a decline in hate, the center said.

“It is important to understand that the number of hate groups is merely one metric for measuring the level of hate and racism in America, and that the decline in groups should not be interpreted as a reduction in bigoted beliefs and actions motivated by hate,” the report said.

People march with those who say they are members of the Proud Boys as they attend a rally in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in support of President Donald Trump.

White nationalist organizations, a subset of the hate groups listed in the report, declined last year by more than 100 after seeing huge growth the previous two years. The number of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ hate groups remained largely stable, while their in-person organizing was hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Will hate groups increase or decrease under Biden?
The law center has found that the number of extremist groups has historically declined when higher offices of power are occupied by those who are perceived as allies to extremist groups. However, during the first three years of Trump’s term, the numbers rose.

“What’s important is that we start to reckon with all the reasons why those groups have persisted for so long and been able to get so much influence in the last White House, that they actually feel emboldened,” said Margaret Huang, the law center’s president and CEO.

As President Joe Biden begins his tenure, the new administration must work to address the systemic roots of white supremacy and undo the damage caused by Trump and his allies, the report said.

The law center made several recommendations for the Biden administration in its report:

Establishing offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the FBI to monitor, investigate and prosecute cases of domestic terrorism.

Improving federal hate crime data collection, training and prevention.

Enacting federal legislation that shifts funding away from punishment models and toward preventing violent extremism.

The Montgomery, Alabama-based center also recommends that the Senate convict Trump on charges of inciting the attack on the Capitol Jan. 6 and praised the House of Representatives for impeaching him for his role in the violence.

During his inaugural address, Biden issued a strong repudiation of white supremacy and domestic terrorism and has staked his presidency on his ability to unify the country and work toward equality.

But the Biden administration will have to contend with the underlying prejudice of many Americans, according to a law center survey from August 2020, which found:

51% thought the looting and vandalism that occurred around Black Lives Matter demonstrations was a bigger problem than excessive force by police.

49% believe it is a lack of work ethic that makes it more likely for people of color to experience poverty.

29% of respondents said they personally know someone who believes that white people are the superior race.

Radicalization
Last month, the Department of Homeland Security issued an early national terrorism bulletin in response to a growing threat from home-grown extremists, including anti-government militias and white supremacists.

The extremists are coalescing under a broader, more loosely affiliated movement of people who reject democratic institutions and multiculturalism, Huang said.

Many far-right extremists have moved to social media platforms, which allow users to interact with hate groups without becoming members, maintain connections with like-minded people, and take part in real-world actions such as last month’s Capitol riot.

Others have been banned from mainstream social media networks. The deplatforming does not mean, however, that the groups will disappear. Rather, they have become harder for the law center to track because of their use of encrypted methods of communication.

The report comes nearly a month after a mostly white mob of Trump supporters and members of far-right groups breached the U.S. Capitol. At least five deaths have been linked to the assault, including that of a Capitol Police officer. Some in the mob waved Confederate battle flags and wore clothing with neo-Nazi symbolism.

Federal authorities have made more than 160 arrests and sought hundreds more for criminal charges related to the assault. Authorities also have linked roughly 30 defendants to a group or movement, according to an AP review of court records, including:

7 defendants linked to QAnon, a once-fringe internet conspiracy movement that recently grew into a powerful force in mainstream conservative politics.
6 linked to the Proud Boys, a misogynistic, anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic group with ties to white supremacism.
4 linked to the Oath Keepers, a paramilitary organization that recruits current and former military, law enforcement and first-responder personnel.
4 linked to the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia movement.
2 leaders of “Super Happy Fun America,” a group with ties to white nationalists known for organizing a “straight pride” parade in downtown Boston in 2019.

De-radicalization
People who support or express hatred and bigotry are not always card-carrying members of far-right groups. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be activated into violence, said Christian Picciolini, a former far-right extremist and founder of the Free Radicals Project, a group that helps people disengage from hate organizations.

It also doesn’t mean that they can’t be reached and deradicalized, he said.

“We have to have kind of a dual approach to stop what’s happening now, but also to make sure that we are not creating a problem for us in the future, to understand how the propaganda is spread that is recruiting these people,” Picciolini said.

“Right now, it’s in a very self-service format online. We’re facing a really big problem.”

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/01/hate-groups-including-white-nationalists-declined-2020-splc-says/4341422001/

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