Southern poverty Law Center Hate map
Southern poverty Law Center (2017)
Paper’s reference in the IEEE style?
“Hate Map,” Southern Poverty Law Center. [Online]. Available: https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map. [Accessed: 27-May-2017].
How did you find the paper?
If applicable, write a list of the search terms you used.
- hate crime
Was the paper peer reviewed? Explain how you found out.
This is a website operated and maintained by the Southern Poverty Law Centre based in the USA
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
The SPLC was founded in 1971 by two civil rights lawyers, Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr and is funded by an endowment.
Does the author(s) work in a university or a government-funded research institute? If so, which university or research institute? If not, where do they work?
The senior staff of SPLC appear to be a mix of civil rights lawyers and researchers/experts in various forms of extremism, such as:
- Richard Coden, President
- Graduate of Columbia University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
- Finalist of the 1999 national Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for his law suit against the Ku Klux Klan for burning a South Carolina Church.
- Heidi Beirich, Intelligence project director.
- Expert in which supremacist, nativist and neo-Confederate movements.
- PhD in political science from Purdue University.
What does this tell you about their expertise? Are they an expert in the topic area?
The senior staff at the SPLC, and who are likely involved with the collection or data, operation of the web site, and preparation of reports appear to be experts in hate crimes.
What was the paper about?
This website provides an ongoing summary and details of hate groups in the USA as well as providing updates on hate groups activity.
The hate map provides information on the types or hate groups their number and where they are located in the USA.
The site provides the following definition of hate groups:
All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.
The SPLC reports a 197% increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate groups since 2015, a total of 663 antigovernment 'patriot' groups, 130 Ku Klux Klan groups and 193 Black Separatist groups.
If applicable, is this paper similar to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?
This website is similar to other papers which provide statistics and information about hate groups including:
If applicable, is this paper different to other papers you have read for this assignment? If so, which papers and why?
What do these similarities and differences suggest? What are your observations? Do you have any new ideas? Do you have any conclusions?
While similar to some of the above papers in the context of hate groups, this paper is focused on the USA. This website appears to source information predominantly from mainstream media and legal publications and may not covers activities on social media.
This question is to be answered after your critical analysis is completed. Which sections (if any) of your critical analysis was this paper cited in?