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This article is about the third edition of Hate Groups: Opposing Viewpoints; for the first edition see Hate Groups: Opposing Viewpoints (1999); for the second edition see Hate Groups: Opposing Viewpoints (2001).

Hate Groups: Opposing Viewpoints is a book in the Opposing Viewpoints series examining the issue of hate groups: whether hate crimes are a serious problem; what the motivation for hatred is; whether certain groups pose a threat to tolerance; and how society should respond to hate groups. It was edited Mary E. Williams

It was published by Greenhaven Press (San Diego) in 2004 as a 192-page hardcover (ISBN 0-7377-2280-0) and paperback (ISBN 0-7377-2281-9).

Contents

Chapter Viewpoint Author Notes
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
Chapter 1: Are Hate Crimes a Serious Problem? 1: Hate Crimes Against Arabs and Muslims Are Increasing Earl Ofari Hutchinson
2: The Prevalence of Hate Crimes Against Arabs and Muslims is Exaggerated James Lacey
3: Anti-gay Hate Crimes Are a Serious Problem Human Rights Campaign
4: The Media Exaggerate the Problem of Antigay Hate Crimes Andrew Sullivan
5: Crimes Motivated by Bigotry Deserve Special Punishment Ellen Goodman
6: Crimes Motivated by Bigotry Do Not Deserve Special Punishment Nat Hentoff
Chapter 2: What Motivates People to Hate? 1: Religious Conservative Rhetoric Fosters Hatred Sarah J. McCarthy
2: Religious Conservative Rhetoric Does Not Foster Hatred Mark Tooley
3: Homophobia Fosters Hatred Mubarak Dahir
4: The Inequality Rooted in Capitalism Fosters Hatred David Tyler
5: White Nationalism Fosters Hatred Leonard Zeskind
6: White Supremacist Websites Foster Hatred Richard Firstman
7: Alienation and Changing Sociopolitical Conditions Foster Hatred in Germany Stephan Lhotzky
Chapter 3: Do Certain Groups Pose a Threat to Tolerance? 1: Hate Groups Are a Serious Threat Carl Rowan
2: Stigmatizing Hate Groups as a Threat May Be Counterproductive Anthony B. Robinson
3: The Far Right Poses a Threat Daniel Levitas
4: The Far Right Is Not a Threat Samuel T. Francis
5: White Power Musicians Promote Hate and Violence John M. Cotter
6: White Power Musicians Promote Positive Social Values Eric Owens
Chapter 4: How Should Society Respond to Hate Groups? 1: Hate-Crime Laws Should Be Supported Howard P. Berkowitz
2: Hate-Crime Laws Are Unnecessary Jackson Toby
3: Internet Hate Speech Should Be Restricted Laura Leets
4: Internet Hate Speech Should Not Be Restricted Charles Levendosky
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books
Index
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