From 2018 To 2019, White Supremacist Propaganda Jumped More Than 120% In U.S.
White supremacist groups are increasing efforts to spread their views in the U.S., according to the Anti-Defamation League, with those efforts jumping more than 120 percent between 2018 and 2019.
Axios reported that ADL’s Center on Extremism Director Oren Segal told the Associated Press that white supremacists are more frequently using subtly biased rhetoric, with a particular focus on “patriotism.” Segal said the goal is "to make their hate more palatable for a 2020 audience."
Last year was the second year straight in which the circulation of white supremacist propaganda more than doubled, the news outlet reported.
ADL logged “2,713 cases of circulated propaganda from white supremacist groups in 2019 across 49 states,” with the top ten states seeing the most activity being California, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, Washington and Florida.
A full two-thirds of the material was traced to a group called Patriot Front, Axios noted, “which the ADL describes as ‘formed by disaffected members’ of the white supremacist organization Vanguard America.”