Men Arrested in Tulsa Shooting Spree Posted Racist Material to Facebook | Hatewatch | Southern Poverty Law Center
The shootings come at a time when hate groups are surging—rising to 1,018 in 2011—amid a climate fueled by rapidly changing racial demographics, a sour economy and the election of the first black president. Since President Obama’s election, the country has seen an increase in domestic terrorism by racist and antigovernment extremists. Just in the past few months, members of a Georgia militia that had anti-Semitic and racist propaganda on its website were arrested for a plot to spread a deadly poison in four American cities and two white supremacists went on a murder spree on the West coast targeting Jews and minorities.
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