MEMPHIS, Tenn. — New data released by the Anti-Defamation League puts a number to growing racism in the United States.
The amount of white supremacist propaganda passed out across the U.S. in 2019 was nearly double that from 2018.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, more than 2,700 cases of literature distribution were reported in 2019, compared to just more than 1,200 2018. That’s more than seven cases per day in 2019.
The study showed specific examples across the country from last year, including one from January 2019 when an alt-right group distributed fliers at the University of Memphis and posted stickers around campus.
There were about 630 incidents reported on college and university campuses in 2019, nearly double the 320 campus incidents reported nationwide in 2018.
Campus incidents accounted for one-quarter of the total incidents of white supremacist propaganda nationwide.
But, it’s not all negative news. The ADL documented 20 percent fewer white supremacist events in 2019 than 2018.
And the number of flash demonstrations went down, dropping from 43 to 26 year over year.
The ADL said one reason the flash demonstrations are down may be due to the propaganda on fliers handed out as part of the new tactic.
And the report found that three groups were responsible for 90% of all white supremacist propaganda incidents.
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