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Hate groups
Williams, Mary E., 1960-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2004]

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192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Hate crimes against Arabs and Muslims are increasing / Earl Ofari Hutchinson -- The prevalence of hate crimes against Arabs and Muslims is exaggerated / James Lacey -- Antigay hate crimes are a serious problem / Human Rights Campaign -- The media exaggerate the problem of antigay hate crimes / Andrew Sullivan -- Crimes motivated by bigotry deserve special punishment / Ellen Goodman -- Crimes motivated by bigotry do not deserve special punishment / Nat Hentoff -- Religious conservative rhetoric fosters hatred / Sarah J. McCarthy -- Religious conservative rhetoric does not foster hatred / Mark Tooley -- Homophobia fosters hatred / Mubarak Dahir -- The inequality rooted in capitalism fosters hatred / David Tyler -- White nationalism fosters hatred / Leonard Zeskind -- White supremacist websites foster hatred / Richard Firstman -- Alienation and changing sociopolitical conditions foster hatred in Germany / Stephan Lhotzky -- Hate groups are a serious threat / Carl Rowan -- Stigmatizing hate groups as a threat may be counterproductive / Anthony B. Robinson -- The far right poses a threat / Daniel Levitas -- The far right is not a threat / Samuel Francis -- White power musicians promote hate and violence / John M. Cotter -- White power musicians promote positive social values / Eric Owens -- Hate-crime laws should be supported / Howard P. Berkowitz -- Hate-crime laws are unnecessary / Jackson Toby -- Internet hate speech should be restricted / Laura Leets -- Internet hate speech should not be restricted / Charles Levendosky.

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While the United States prides itself on its racial, religious, and cultural diversity, white supremacist organizations and other hate groups continue to proliferate. Contributors debate whether hate groups pose a serious threat and whether extra penalties should be applied to hate crimes.

Table of Contents

Earl Ofari HutchinsonJames LaceyAndrew SullivanEllen GoodmanNat HentoffSarah J. McCarthyMark TooleyMubarak DahirDavid TylerLeonard ZeskindRichard FirstmanStephan LhotzkyCarl RowanAnthony B. RobinsonDaniel LevitasSamuel FrancisJohn M. CotterEric OwensHoward P. BerkowitzJackson TobyLaura LeetsCharles Levendosky
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 7
Introductionp. 10
Chapter 1 Are Hate Crimes a Serious Problems?
Chapter Prefacep. 15
1. Hate Crimes Against Arabs and Muslims Are Increasingp. 17
2. The Prevalence of Hate Crimes Against Arabs and Muslims Is Exaggeratedp. 21
3. Antigay Hate Crimes Are a Serious Problemp. 26
4. The Media Exaggerate the Problem of Antigay Hate Crimesp. 33
5. Crimes Motivated by Bigotry Deserve Special Punishmentp. 38
6. Crimes Motivated by Bigotry Do Not Deserve Special Punishmentp. 42
Periodical Bibliographyp. 47
Chapter 2 What Motivates People to Hate?
Chapter Prefacep. 49
1. Religious Conservative Rhetoric Fosters Hatredp. 51
2. Religious Conservative Rhetoric Does Not Foster Hatredp. 55
3. Homophobia Fosters Hatredp. 60
4. The Inequality Rooted in Capitalism Fosters Hatredp. 66
5. White Nationalism Fosters Hatredp. 71
6. White Supremacist Websites Foster Hatredp. 75
7. Alienation and Changing Sociopolitical Conditions Foster Hatred in Germanyp. 86
Periodical Bibliographyp. 95
Chapter 3 Do Certain Groups Pose a Threat to Tolerance?
Chapter Prefacep. 97
1. Hate Groups Are a Serious Threatp. 99
2. Stigmatizing Hate Groups as a Threat May Be Counterproductivep. 103
3. The Far Right Poses a Threatp. 108
4. The Far Right Is Not a Threatp. 118
5. White Power Musicians Promote Hate and Violencep. 125
6. White Power Musicians Promote Positive Social Valuesp. 136
Periodical Bibliographyp. 146
Chapter 4 How Should Society Respond to Hate Groups?
Chapter Prefacep. 148
1. Hate-Crime Laws Should Be Supportedp. 150
2. Hate-Crime Laws Are Unnecessaryp. 156
3. Internet Hate Speech Should Be Restrictedp. 162
4. Internet Hate Speech Should Not Be Restrictedp. 168
Periodical Bibliographyp. 176
For Further Discussionp. 177
Organizations to Contactp. 179
Bibliography of Booksp. 184
Indexp. 186