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White Lives Matter Declared A Hate Group

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A white nationalist group called White Lives Matter, which calls itself an opponent of the Black Lives Matter movement, has been declared a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks extremist groups in the United States.

“The White Lives Matter website says their movement is dedicated to the preservation of the white race. That tells you all you need to know,” said Heidi Beirich, the director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala. “They’re against integration, immigration. This is standard white supremacist stuff.”

The group, which grew out of a social media meme, argues that white Americans are victims of a genocide caused by factors like the immigration of nonwhite people and marriage between white Christians and nonwhites or Jews, Ms. Beirich said. The law center’s designation is meant to draw attention to and increase scrutiny of the group’s activities.

Last week, its members held a protest outside the Houston office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to demand that it denounce Black Lives Matter, according to video posted online by the group. The Houston Chronicle reported that some of the protesters carried assault rifles and Confederate flags.

Researchers with the law center said White Lives Matter had been promoted by the 🤬 Renaissance Society, a group in Texas that is a member of the United 🤬 Front, a white nationalist coalition.

Ms. Beirich said the center’s designation focused on one chapter of the group based in Nashville that is led by Rebecca Barnette, a leader of the 🤬 Strikeforce, a skinhead group, and the National Socialist Movement, America’s largest neo-🤬 group.

Ms. Barnette did not respond to an email seeking comment on Monday, but White Lives Matter posted several videos criticizing the Southern Poverty Law Center to its YouTube channel in the past two days. One video described White Lives Matter’s members as “just the guy next door.”

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Ms. Beirich said the number of white supremacist groups in the United States had grown in the past year and attributed that to the racially charged rhetoric of the presidential campaign. There are 892 active hate groups in the country, the law center said.

“Certainly we’ve got people who are much more energized in a way that didn’t exist before, and that’s all because of the presidential campaign,” Ms. Beirich said before specifying Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee “Trump has given these people hope they didn’t have before that they could influence politics or that they would at least be listened to.”

Ms. Barnette described herself as White Lives Matter’s co-founder in her profile on Vk.com, a Russian social networking site preferred by white nationalists for its lenient approach to posts that contain racist content. She said the group’s name had “been picked up by several other groups who are doing their own things with it.”

Mark Pitcavage, a researcher at the Anti-Defamation League, agreed that the phrase had spread beyond the group.

“White Lives Matter is a concept around which you can organize an event without necessarily being a formal organization,” he said. “It is essentially the sum of the number of people who have done actions in the name of White Lives Matter.”

“For white supremacists, ‘White Lives Matter’ is an obvious meme, so they will use it,” he said.

On Vk.com, Ms. Barnette defended the group, writing that its members were unfairly labeled "domestic terrorists.” In other posts she argued that white women represent “the elite of the human species.” She also shared 🤬 memes and frequently used racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs.

“We do not live by the code of the nonwhites,” she wrote in one post calling for her followers to take action against the federal government, Jews and African-Americans. “Our forefathers built the nation that is being allowed to be destroyed.” Later she added, “I wish 🤬 were here alive and well today.”


  • genocidecutter
    genocidecutter Members Posts: 17,825 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Racists lose yet again.
  • Stomp Johnson
    Stomp Johnson Trashposting Til Infinity Members, Writer Posts: 3,624 ✭✭✭✭✭
    has been declared a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks extremist groups in the United States.

    That's cool but what's the FBI and/or homeland security doing about it? 892 active groups? Smmfh.

    Not a gotdamn thing.
  • Ilike2get baked
    Ilike2get baked If you think about it..it's not me....it's you. Members Posts: 879 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Them crackas look lost...
  • Will Munny
    Will Munny Eatin pussy and kickin ass Members Posts: 30,199 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The southern poverty law center is not the same as the FBI recognizing them as a hate group. the SPLC only cares about jews anyways
  • Copper
    Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    “Confederate flag is not a symbol of hate....we just like waiving it in black peoples faces when racial tension is high"
  • Trillfate
    Trillfate "i used to like the Ride more now i like the Race...i used like the Prize more now i like the Chase" Members Posts: 24,008 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Honestly KKK has a better ring to it than WLM

    This is kinda like how Starz rebrands itself as Encore or how Carls Jr rebrands as Hardee's..
  • Copper
    Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hardee's >>> Carl jrs
  • Stiff
    Stiff Legion of Trill BG Members Posts: 7,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Whew! Thank 🤬 we cleared that up.
  •   Colin$mackabi$h
    Colin$mackabi$h Smartass Snatch Money ave.Members Posts: 16,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Copper wrote: »
    Hardee's >>> Carl jrs

    Puts ya right where ya need to be. (Full)
  • atribecalledgabi
    atribecalledgabi DragonstoneMembers, Moderators Posts: 14,063 Regulator
    The question is whenever some white has a micro aggression are they gonna be branded a WLM activist like they do any regular ass black person and BLM?
  • iron man1
    iron man1 Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist Avengers TowerMembers Posts: 29,989 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The question is whenever some white has a micro aggression are they gonna be branded a WLM activist like they do any regular ass black person and BLM?

    You know that won't happen as they hate taking responsibility
  • Turfaholic
    Turfaholic It's not too complicated, but you're gonna need a bulletproof soul The Bay 2 Sin CityMembers Posts: 20,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bigots have lost so much ground in America.
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