VIRGINIA - With hate groups once again on the public radar in the United States, an organization that tracks them has a new list of the groups and where they are located.
The Southern Poverty Law Center released a map showing 917 hate groups operating in America and where each is stationed across the country.
The groups include neo-Nazi, white nationalist, KKK, anti-Muslim and black separatist groups.
This list and corresponding map was compiled using hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports. Groups that appear in the center of states represent statewide groups.
The SPLC found 42 hate groups in Virginia, including one in Forest, two in Lynchburg, one in Martinsville and another in Danville.
The 42 Virginia groups are:
- Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Virginia
- American Vanguard - White Nationalist - Virginia
- League of the South - Neo-Confederate - Winchester
- Black Riders Liberation Party - Black Separatist - Virginia
- Crew 28 - Racist Skinhead - Virginia
- Old Dominion Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Virginia
- Einherjar's Honor Wotansvolk - Neo-Nazi - Virginia
- Supreme White Alliance - Racist Skinhead - Virginia
- Confederate Hammerskins - Racist Skinhead - Virginia
- Aryan Strikeforce - Racist Skinhead - Virginia
- Virginia Christian Alliance - Anti-Muslim - Henrico
- Nation of Islam - Black Separatist - Richmond
- Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Richmond
- Loyal White Nights of the Ku Klux Klan - Richmond
- Traditionalist Worker Party - White Nationalist - RIchmond
- Virginia Publishing Company - Christian Identity - Lynchburg
- Wolves of Vinland - White Nationalist - Lynchburg
- Christian Action Network - Anti-Muslim - Forest
- VDARE Foundation - White Nationalist - Warrenton
- American Immigration Control Foundation/Americans for Immigration Control - Anti-Immigrant - Monterey
- American Renaissance/New Century Foundation - White Nationalist - Oakton
- The Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation - White Nationalist - Vienna
- Understanding the Threat - Anti-Muslim - Vienna
- Public Advocate of the United States - Anti-LGBT - Falls Church
- Southern National Congress - Neo-Confederate - Alexandria
- National Policy Institute - White Nationalist - Alexandria
- Radix Journal - White Nationalist - Alexandria
- Washington Summit Publishers - White Nationalist - Alexandria
- Silver Bullet Gun Oil - Anti-Muslim - Courtland
- National Policy Institute - White Nationalist - Arlington
- Center for Perpetual Diversity - White Nationalist - Arlington
- ACT for America - Anti-Muslim - Leesburg
- ProEnglish - Anit-Immigrant - Arlington
- Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Danville
- In the Spirit of Chartres Committee - Radical Traditional Catholicism - Carrollton
- Israel United in Christ - Black Separatist - Hampton
- Mass Resistance Virginia - Anti-LGBT - Yorktown
- Rebel Brigade Knights True invisible Empire - Ku Klux Klan - Martinsville
- IHS Press - Radical Traditional Catholicism - Norfolk
- Nation of Islam - Black Separatist - Norfolk
- New Black Panther Party - Black Separatist - Virginia Beach
- ACT for America - Anti-Muslim - Virgina Beach
The Southern Poverty Law Center says Virginia's 42 hate groups rank fourth among the number of hate groups per state. California (79), Florida (63) and Texas (55) are the top states.
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