Hate Groups Grow in Tennessee

Tennessee ranks 4th in the Nation for the number of active hate groups and the number is on the rise. The Southern Poverty Law Center says 41 hate groups called Tennessee home last year. The Center says some 892 hate groups were identified nationally last year, up 14% from 2014. The Tennessean reports groups in Tennessee stretch from the mountains to Memphis and include white supremacist, white nationalist, black separatist, neo-nazi, and anti-Muslim chapters. More than 10 hate groups have been identified in Middle Tennessee.

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