TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - An organization dedicated to teaching tolerance is out with its map of hate groups in the U.S.
It shows four of them active in Kansas.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says it's documented 1,007 hate groups operating in the nation. They say the number is a 70-percent increase since the year 2000.
In Kansas, the center lists Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group for its anti-gay protests. The map also posts racist skinhead groups known as "Crew 38" and "Midland Hammerskins" in Sedgwick County and what it describes as a black separatist Nation of Islam organization in Kansas City, Kansas.