According to research just released right now there are 30 hate groups in North Carolina.
In our area, researchers found one Black Separatist group in Greenville and another in Goldsboro. The group in Greenville goes by the name the Nation of Islam and in Goldsboro the group is named Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ.
The Southern Poverty Law Center defines members of Black Separatist groups as opposing integration and racial intermarriage and claim most forms of Black Separatism are strongly anti-white and anti-semitic.
The center says a lot of black racism in America is in part a response to centuries of white racism but believes all forms should be exposed.
Some other hate groups listed by researchers in North Carolina include the Ku-Klux-Klan, Neo-Nazis, White Nationalists, and Neo-Confederates.
According to the study, one of the most recent hate crimes committed in North Carolina was in Moyock back in January when national socialist movement fliers were found in mailboxes attacking Barack Obama.
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