Perspective 71. Hate and Extremism in the…

Recent data show that the number of hate groups in the United States has actually declined over the last three years. Is this a sign that the tide has turned in the battle against bigotry and xenophobia? No. To the contrary, it seems to be an indication of how extremists are now operating in the mainstream rather than through isolated fringe organizations. They are part of the new hard right that threatens to dominate the Republican Party.

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