One of the speakers at our Beyond Swastika to Jim Crow event, Heidi Beirich, the director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center helped the SPLC designate White Lives Matter, a hate group.
See the SPLC’s letter below:
The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated White Lives Matter (WLM) as a hate group. The white nationalist organization was established in response to the growth of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, which promotes “the simple proposition that ‘black lives also matter.’” (It’s also worth noting that BLM is not a hate group.)
We first introduced WLM in April after the Texas-based neo-Nazi group Aryan Renaissance Society began promoting it as “a movement dedicated to [the] promotion of the white race.” Since then, we’ve discovered evidence that WLM is an explicit hate group founded by people with long histories in racist movements.
Although we’re still investigating individual WLM chapters, we will include a full list in our 2017 hate group list and hate map.
SPLC in the News on White Lives Matter
- White Lives Matter Has Been Declared a Hate Group (The New York Times)
- Why SPLC says White Lives Matter is a hate group but Black Lives Matter is not (The Washington Post)
- White Lives Matter will be named a hate group for its neo-Nazi ties(Mashable)
- White Lives Matter to Be Listed