White Lives Matter will soon be listed as a Hate Group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. SPLC will include them on the next update of their “Hate Map” which tracks hate activity throughout the country.
Just recently White Lives Matter protesters were posted up outside the NAACP office in Houston. Many #WLM protesters feel (despite having several systemic privileges in this country) that White culture is being threatened and needs to be preserved.
Although some called for Black Lives Matter to be listed as a hate group after the shooting deaths of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, that organization doesn’t hold supremacist or separatist views and its leaders have condemned violence.
The SPLC said in a blog post last month:
There’s no doubt that some protesters who claim the mantle of Black Lives Matter have said offensive things, like the chant “pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon” that was heard at one rally. But before we condemn the entire movement for the words of a few, we should ask ourselves whether we would also condemn the entire Republican Party for the racist words of its presumptive nominee – or for the racist rhetoric of many other politicians in the party over the course of years.”
The next update to the “Hate Map” is expected in February.