Hate Groups

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A hate group identified as The Official Street Preachers held a demonstration outside a Columbus mosque on Friday afternoon, drawing a counter-protest of around 50 people.

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Westboro Baptist Church, known for its messages against the LGBTQ community and others, turned its attention to Cincinnati on Wednesday with demonstrations at Oak Hills High School, The University of Cincinnati, and the Duke Energy Convention Center.

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White racial extremism is on the rise in the Miami Valley, according to Dr. Arthur Jipson, a University of Dayton professor who has studied the movement for over 20 years. And, he says, activity is not expected to decrease over the next few years.

Andy Chow

There is a fear nationwide that the same kind of hate march that happened in Charlottesville could happen again, even in Ohio. A variety of community groups gathered at the Columbus Urban League last week to talk about hate and how to respond in its wake.

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About 200 people marched from the Oval to the Ohio State University student union on Sunday as part on event organizers dubbed Columbus United Against Hate.

A group of white supremacists gather in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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Democrats in the state Legislature are supporting a new bill that would officially denounce white nationalists and neo-Nazis.

The Rise of Right Wing Hate Groups

Aug 16, 2017
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The vitriolic and violent events that occurred this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia have sparked a national debate about the presence of  Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and racists hate groups in America.

No longer cloaked in secrecy, these groups have produced prominent figures like Richard Spencer, a vocal white nationalist who coined the term "alt-right" who seek to push their movement further. We look at right-wing hate groups and how they’re organizing online and in the streets.