Hate Groups (CERD Shadow Report, 2008)

Today we are experiencing unprecedented levels of intolerance, racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, nationalism, bigotry and homophobia as the ideologies of white supremacists gain greater public acceptance. The rhetoric of the new right-wing has become almost indistinguishable from mainstream politicians, public policy makers, talk radio and our next door neighbors. Stepping outside the democratic process with guns and threats of violence has become the norm in some areas of our country. The new faces of white supremacy are succeeding where the old Klan had failed.