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  • Expert looks at causes of hate crimes in U.S.

    By Nancy Neff
    Nancy Neff
    Published: Nov. 24, 2008

    A rise in minority power, women’s rights, gay rights and the use of the immigration debate by radical-right ideologues has created a “skin-head Mecca” in the United States, says a national hate-crimes expert. Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Intelligence Project, said the center has documented 888 hate groups operating in …

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