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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- The Southern Poverty Law Center’s map that showcases hundreds of groups in the United States they call “hate groups” is getting a lot of attention after a shooting outside a Jewish Community Center in Kansas over the weekend.

Police believe a white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Miller, killed three people outside the center.

At one time Miller founded a Ku Klux Klan group, the Carolina Knights,  according to the SPLC, that's a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups.

It lists more than 900 hate groups across the U.S. on its website.

Twenty-six of those groups are in Virginia, and three of them are located in Richmond.

VCU History Professor Dr. Brian Daugherity specializes in civil rights issues, and is familiar with the history of hate groups.

“Not only are these hate groups continuing to exist and promote teachings that are opposed to the values of many of us today, but they also have the, they also cultivate an environment or an attitude that leads some people to act out in such a violent manner,” Daugherity said.

The three hate groups the SPLC said exist in Richmond are as follows:

  • The European-American Unity and Rights Organization, which they call a white nationalist group.
  • The Nation of Islam, which they call a black separatist group.
  • The Confederate Hammerskins, which they call a skinhead group.

“As our society progresses and becomes more modern, individuals who have beliefs that are different from those modern values feel threatened, and, in some cases, they’re organizing around that opposition to the change, or in some cases, as in the news we heard this weekend, they’re actually acting out to try to prevent that change from occurring,” Daugherity said.

CBS 6 reached out to the local leader of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, but we have not heard back from him yet.



    • kitty

      You are such a @#$$+-&%$… Hate seeing your name….and your dumb comments I can’t believe you think you make sense….your the devil in sheep’s clothes…. You will have to answer for your evil soul one day

      • manalishi

        But I won’t have to answer to you or your ilk kitty. Even with your hate filled rhetoric, you could not accuse me of being wrong. Please note that the sheepdog is only offensive to predators and yes,,,the predator thinks he is the devil.


      • David

        manalishi (roger) is obviously some kind of twisted mental case running on one cylinder. One day this site will cease the comments feature due to the likes of him. Readers deserve better than his garbage.

  • robby

    black panthers,and 80% of black people should be included in this,certainly the chicks working the mcdonalds drive thru

    • athynz

      Black Panthers I can see but come on dude the girl in the drive thru? Maybe if you weren’t mean to her she wouldn’t hate you… she’s always nice to me.

      • athynz

        Okay creeper – you troll me constantly then tell me to go away? Nope, I’m not going anywhere creeper troll – not on the request of some anonymous troll who can’t even be bothered to comment on the story but instead makes it his mission to insult people who disagree with him or her. Personally I hope you keep right on doing what you do as it makes you look ignorant, uninformed, and a typical anonymous keyboard “warrior”.

        Drops the mike.

    • manalishi

      Yes, as the headline would indicate. Brought to you by the SPLC as a non profit racist organization.

  • WorkingMan

    I have to inform you that the SPLC ‘hate list’ is nowhere near up-to-date, which makes it inaccurate. You want to know the truth, go the actual source(s). But I won’t tell you who they are. But that SPLC list right there is horribly outdated.

  • isso

    Yet another tax exempt/non profit, receiving tax advantages and taxes
    to facilitate the administration’s way.

  • isso

    Media covers this every day, day-after-day, in some way, somehow,
    to facilitate the government’s agenda of divide by any and all means.
    It’s the loving, kind, caring, benevolent pc exclusively for its favorites..

  • AM

    glad to see WTVR reaching out to brian daugherity as a source for this piece. he is a great professor, one of the best at VCU.

  • isso

    Ah, yes. VCU is so objective and unbiased that it constantly and
    consistently sponsors and facilitates any and all that are exclusively political party and party agenda driven. Taxed advantaged and
    tax supported, and party driven to get more from Party taxation
    used for party favorites that facilitate party..

  • kitty

    Google ARYAN BROTHERHOOD….and see which organization is worst…they are….documentary showed on natgeotv….smdh….the most deadliest and ruthless… And where are they in prisons all over..

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