A national Hate Map created by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is circulating around the internet. This map is comprised of user submissions and legal cases to create an archive of various hate organizations. Some of this map has merit; however, it should be noted that some information is inaccurate or outdated.
We reached out to a representative from the SLPC for comment and to request that the organizations listed in Texarkana, Texas and Fouke, Arkansas be removed. Their response confirmed that the groups would be removed at the beginning of the 2018 when the map is regularly updated.
Mayor of Fouke, Arkansas, Terry Purvis, emphasized that no hate organizations exist in their community, saying “They do not live here.”