According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 19 hate groups active in Maryland, and according to the Maryland State Police, the number of hate crimes committed has doubled from 2016 to 2017. So what can you do to stop the hate in our back yard?
The Southern Poverty Law Center has a full guide on how to respond and combat hate. The ten steps they outlined are below, but please read their full guide for information on each step. Additionally, a great place for allies to begin their education is this 11-Step Guide to Understanding Race, Racism, and White Privilege.