‘The Hate Project’ art exhibit depicts growing intolerance nationwide

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A new exhibit at Birmingham-Southern College is bringing awareness to the fact that there are still a large amount of hate groups active in the United States.

The Hate Project uses a map of the United States and icons signifying various hate groups across the country. In all, 1,007 hate groups are active in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“I think when people start to become aware, they start to become active, you know, in tamping down these kind of hate groups,” said Steve Cole, an art history professor at the school.

The project is a part of the college’s movement for and toward global human rights.

For more information on the project, click here.

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