I would like to know when they started to give the determination of 'hate group' to different groups and what the qualifiers are for that? I didn't see that in the article. This doesn't concern me much because I feel that it's fairly new that people are trying to give that label to different groups based on ideals that they don't like. I would imagine that a good amount of them may be hate groups, but some might not actually qualify for that determination.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:17 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
I think that their determinations of types of hate are also misleading. For instance, they call out 'radical traditional Catholicism' as a type of hate. Also Anti-Gay (which doesn't mean that they are anti Gay but that it could be a religious group that follows the bible and believes that homosexuality is wrong - not necessarily that they HATE). Another is the 'Anti-Immigration' which doesn't detail if it's anti-all immigration or if it's just anti-Illegal immigration. There are a lot of reasons that I can't take this report verbatim. I believe that there are hate groups, but I think that too many other groups that shouldn't qualify for that label are thrown into this mix.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:53 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by momof030404 at 8:22 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Okay, after looking deeper into the info you gave, this is what I come up with that backs up my original opinion:
from SPLC's sites "Hate Map":
Hate group activities can include criminal acts, marches, rallies, speeches, meetings, leafleting or publishing. Websites appearing to be merely the work of a single individual, rather than the publication of a group, are not included in this list. Listing here does not imply a group advocates or engages in violence or other criminal activity.
I am not impressed with their research. In TX they call out the Jewish Defense League as a 'General Hate' group. It's a credibility fail IMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:45 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 10:06 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
The term 'hate group' should have an impact, but with the loose labels that they throw around at groups that are just in disagreement with ideals renders the label practically meaningless. Just like calling someone a racist because they didn't vote for a person with dark skin. For most I think it has everything to do with a difference of ideals and nothing to do with racism. Just as some of these groups have nothing to do with hate, but rather sticking to a religious or personal ideal that doesn't match up with the ideals of these groups creating these studies.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:22 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:42 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 8:46 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:33 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 11:20 AM on Feb. 23, 2011
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