Mark Potok

About Mark Potok

Mark Potok is director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, which monitors extremist activity across the United States. Rage on the Right, the organization’s new report on the growth of extremist groups can be read at

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Articles by Mark Potok

Misrepresenting Occupy Wall Street

Misrepresenting Occupy Wall Street

November 21, 2011 | Even the Anti-Defamation League denies that the Occupy movement is infused with anti-Semitism, but ultra-conservative pundits are sticking with that non-story anyway.

America the Vulnerable

America the Vulnerable

June 27, 2011 | Violent right-wing extremism is surging, but the Department of Homeland Security is scaling back intelligence units that might catch the next Timothy McVeigh before it's too late.

Islamophobia is Un-American

April 11, 2011 | A small coterie of highly vocal activists, using angry rhetoric and xenophobic propaganda, are stoking this rage.

Heritage of Shame

January 17, 2011 | Events celebrating secession are effectively glorifying the South's defense of slavery and the white supremacist doctrine that underpinned it.