Houston Matters

The History of Hate Groups in Greater Houston

There’s much of any community’s history worth celebrating – famous events, positive developments, landmarks established, people to champion. But history is also filled with unsavory characters and moments. And it’s just as important – some would say more important – to remind ourselves of those negative aspects of our community’s history. Among them are, of […]

There’s much of any community’s history worth celebrating – famous events, positive developments, landmarks established, people to champion. But history is also filled with unsavory characters and moments. And it’s just as important – some would say more important – to remind ourselves of those negative aspects of our community’s history.

Among them are, of course, hate groups. The most infamous among them is probably the Ku Klux Klan.

We discuss the history of hate groups in Houston with Mark Pitcavage, the Director of Investigative Research, and Director of the Center on Extremism for the Anti-Defamation League.

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