I had a feeling that strangely though President Obama’s election was historical and a major step forward, that it seemed to me, we were experiencing more ethnic stupidity than ever. It’s a combination of the Internet and the anonymity it affords and a backlash of sorts. But a new report in The New York Times backs the gut feeling I was having.
Fed by antagonism toward President Obama, resentment toward changing racial demographics and the economic rift between rich and poor, the number of so-called hate groups and antigovernment organizations in the nation has continued to grow, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The center, which has kept track of such groups for 30 years, recorded 1,018 hate groups operating last year.
The more we move ahead, the more we move back it seems. Here is the full article and report.