Belief

Is America Really Getting More Tolerant? 100 New Hate Groups Appeared Last Year

People are finding new ways to bond around intolerance.

Photo Credit: Southern Policy Law Center

There are 892 Hate Groups currently operating in the US according to a new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center released earlier this week - over 100 more than in 2014. The hate groups were divided into 14 groups, all which believe that equality should be denied based on race, religion, sexual identity and/or naturalization.

WATCH: Interviews with members of lesser-known hate groups in America:

1. Camp LoneStar: Anti-Immigrant: Brownsville, Texas

2. American Freedom Defense Initiative: Anti-Muslim: New York, New York

3. Traditional Values Coalition: Anti-LGBT: Anaheim, California

4.  Wolves of Vinland: White Nationalist:  Lynchburg, Virginia

5. America's Promise Ministries: Christian Identity: Sandpoint, Idaho 

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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