White Supremacy is real, it is certainly out of the shadows, and the backlash of Obama’s presidency is much more problematic than anyone anticipated.  According to this report by the Southern Poverty Law Center,, there are 917 hate groups currently operating across the U.S..  However, even facing an unprecedented amount of hate crime across the country, Progressives must remain vigilant in our cause, and remember what Fredrick Douglas told us long ago, “power concedes nothing without a demand.”

Accordingly, we must continue to DEMAND that our lawmakers disavow White Supremacy–in all of its forms–not just in addressing the #Charlottesville events and removing confederate monuments.  Removal of these disgusting figures is a necessary starting point.  But we must also DEMAND, with vigilance, reform of laws and policies derivative of a once White Supremacist ruled justice regime.

Thanks Devin for posting this article to our Project MI Facebook Group!

Hate groups
Note that these 917 active hate groups are NOT exclusive to the South.


Written by demefrank

mother, womanist, law prof, prison abolitionist. Demetria does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from the viewpoints expressed in this article or post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s