Hate groups hit new high, up 30 percent in last 4 years, Southern Poverty Law Center says

2018 saw the fourth straight year of growth in the number of hate groups in the U.S., according to a new report Wednesday from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which tracks white supremacists and other extremist groups. The 30 percent increase coincides with Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency. It comes on the heels of three consecutive years of decline near the end of former President Obama’s time in office.

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