Hate Groups In America

Hate Groups In America

The number of active hate groups in the United States has doubled in the last decade. Diane and guests discuss what's behind the rise and new efforts to track the groups' activities.

The number of active hate groups in the U.S. has doubled in the last 10 years. New studies indicate there are now more than a thousand of these groups in America today. High unemployment, changing demographics and anger at a black president are among the factors attracting new members. The shooting rampage by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple in suburban Wisconsin has raised concerns about the danger posed by these groups, which are treated differently than foreign terrorists by law enforcement. Diane and guests discuss the rising threat of hate groups and what can be done to track their members.

Guests

David Gomez

president and CEO of HLS Global Consulting Group, and a former FBI Special Agent.

Mark Potok

senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Michael Greenberger

founder and director at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, and professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

Arno Michaelis

former Wisconsin white power leader and author of "My Life After Hate."

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