COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A group that tracks hate groups across the country says 12 hate groups are currently operating in South Carolina.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization that monitors US-based hate groups, has located 12 distinct groups that operate in the Palmetto State.
Those groups are broken down into several categories such as KKK, white nationalists, black separatists, neo-confederate, and anti-LGBT.
- Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan -- Statewide -- KKK
- Bob's Underground Graduate Seminar -- Columbia, SC -- White Nationalist
- Nation of Islam -- Columbia, SC -- Black Separatist
- League of the South -- Aiken, SC -- Neo-Confederate
- Southern Future -- Aiken, SC -- Neo-Confederate
- Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan -- Walterboro, SC -- KKK
- Patriotic Flags -- Charleson, SC -- Neo-Confederate
- Nation of Islam -- Charleston, SC -- Black Separatist
- True Light Pentecost Church -- Spartanburg, SC -- Anti-LGBT
- Nation of Islam -- Greenville, SC -- Black Separatist
- Southern National Congress -- Travelers Rest, SC -- Neo-Confederate
- Dixie Republic -- Travelers Rest, SC -- Neo-Confederate
Hate groups are becoming the focus of nationwide condemnation after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly after a 32-year-old woman was killed by a man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters.