The Anti-Defamation League readily advocates for any collection of people that is discriminated against, with the exception of White Americans. The organization is seething at the mouth when it comes to being against the plight of White Americans. In their inventory of hate symbols, they list a number of symbols and groups.
All of the symbols and groups in the list are conveyed has being equally bad. However, this may not necessarily be true because what the Anti-Defamation league points at as being “hateful” is based upon their specific political opinions. In reality, different symbol on the list imply and mean different things.
The same goes for the groups that are listed. For example, the Anti-Defamation League lists the confederate flag as being a “hate symbol” and a symbol of “white supremacist.” However not everybody who supports the Confederate flag holds that viewpoint. There are many people who are all for the Confederate flag who are against slavery, and feel that the Confederate flag is not a symbol of promoting slavery. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
Many people feel that the Confederate flag symbolizes general American history, regional history and heritage, and symbolizes the struggles that everyone in America has gone through in order for this place to be what it is, today. The mainstream media does not regularly talk about this, but many Black people hold pro-Confederate-flag views, as well as whites. They consider the flag to be a part of their heritage.
When considering this fact, it seems unfair and heavily opinionated to put the confederate flag into the same classification as a symbols that shuns anyone who isn’t “100%” white. Despite the sheer fact that the contents of the ADL’s hate symbol inventory are based largely off of opinion, it is worth one’s time to look at the inventory, just to learn more about the world.
The Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is another organization that takes the same type of stance and means to an end as the Anti-Defamation League. Just like the Anti-Defamation league, anything that is perceived as championing for “white rights” in any way, or is somehow associated with “white supremacist,” is immediately condemned as horrible. The Southern Poverty Law Center has their own type of list. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
Instead of having a long list that you can scroll down with images, they have a map that you can zoom in and out of that steers your attention to where there are hate groups. On the map, hate groups are concentrated in and around metropolitan areas. There seems to be more hate-groups listed in the eastern half of the United States than in the western half.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
As a young organization that was started in 2013, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has found a place as a leading civil rights organization. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey work in cahoots with other agencies to deliver helping hands to undeserved communities of immigrants, LGBTQ people and Latinos.
These services range from providing healthcare and community activities, to food and water in acutely needy situations.