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How Hate-Filled is Your Home State?

Southern Poverty Law Center’s interactive “hate map” shows you just how many active hate groups are located in your home town.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there were 784 active hate groups operating in the US last year.

What if I told you that easy-going, liberal, blue state California had the most bigots, racists, and general haters of any state in the union? According to a map of active hate groups in each region, created by non-profit Alabama think tank the Southern Poverty Law Center, the gold coast state had the dubious honor of being the most hate-filled (organization-wise) state last year, followed in order by Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Surprisingly, it seems that the tri-state area, despite having one of the largest Jewish populations in the world, is a hotbed of neo-Nazi activity. The only states to be spared from such small minds were Alaska, and Obama’s birthplace, Hawaii. According to their site, the group compiled the list using “hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports.” To weed out lone wolves, the group left out websites that seemed to be created or run by one individual, making sure to delineate between violent individuals and organized, well-administrated hate groups. As the site mentions, “Listing here does not imply a group advocates or engages in violence or other criminal activity.” It just implies that y’all really hate minorities.

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Do We Need College Scholarships for White Men?

A new Texas nonprofit says being male and white doesn't help you pay for college, so they're starting a scholarship program just for white men.


A Texas nonprofit's plan to offer five $500 scholarships to white men is putting conventional wisdom about white male privilege and the ability to pay for higher education in the spotlight. According to the Former Majority Association for Equality—named because white people are no longer the racial majority in Texas—being a white male isn't an asset when it comes to access to college scholarships because they don't "fit into certain categories or ethnic groups."

FMAE president Colby Bohannan served in the military in Iraq, but says that when he returned to Texas and hunted around for ways to pay for school, he felt left out because he isn't female or a member of a minority group. A low-income white male doesn't have, as Bohannan told CNN, "a bunch of money sitting around" to pay for college.

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