SPLC is making a change to our hate map to remove a false equivalence between White Nationalist and Black Separatist hate groups, and to present the information about extremist groups more accurately and equitably. https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/10/08/equity-through-accuracy-changes-our-hate-map
Equity Through Accuracy: Changes to Our Hate Map
In pursuit of a more accurate and more just hate map, the Intelligence Project (IP) has committed to collapsing the Black Separatist listing. We will still monitor these groups, but we will behttps://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/10/08/equity-through-accuracy-changes-our-hate-map
These changes will be reflected on our website once we release our annual hate census in early 2021.
Wanting separation from a society that has historically and systemically oppresses Black communities isn’t extremism. Black dissent isn’t black violence, and equivocating them enables this over-policing of Black activism.
Our current definition of Black separatism shares language with federal attempts to criminalize Black activism. We reject federal authorities' attempts to use Black separatists' involvement in activism as justification for over-policing activists in communities of color.
Due to the way we currently list Black Separatist groups, it appears that they are more numerous than White Nationalist groups, which are not categorized as one group. Instead, we categorize them according to the nuances of their ideologies.
Going forward, groups formerly listed as Black Separatist groups will be categorized according to the antisemitism, anti-LGBTQ, misogynist and/or xenophobic nature of their rhetoric and ideology.
We will also create a category to address antisemitism more broadly. That category will include not just groups formerly listed as Black Separatist, but also Holocaust deniers and other groups that espouse antisemitism.
We plan to continue our work fighting hate and extremism through partnerships with community organizers and other allies on the ground. To do this work, we must be specific, accurate and antiracist.