A new series exploring how, despite California’s resistance to Donald Trump, white nationalism and extremism are alive and well in the nation’s most diverse state.
“We wouldn’t let someone dressed as a Nazi into our teenager’s room,” says hate-crimes expert Brian Levin, but “there’s a whole 24/7 Charlottesville on the Internet available to these kids.”
California continues to lead the nation with the largest concentration of hate groups. A recent Anti-Defamation League report claims the state experienced 268 anti-Semitic incidents in 2017.
California has 75 hate groups, the largest concentration of hate groups in the nation. A new report gives a breakdown of hate crimes reported in the state last year.