Hate Group Named in Charleston Gunman Manifesto

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White supremacist groups use the Internet to spread hatred of black people. Some of their leaders also back Republican politicians. A case in point is a website that might have been Dylann Roof's call to action. In an online manifesto attributed to him, Roof – who has been charged with last week's murders of nine black people in a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina -- says he learned of "brutal black on white murders" from the website of the Council of Conservative Citizens. "At this moment," he says, "I realized that something was very wrong." Keegan Hankes is a research analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, which tracks hate groups.

Earl Holt III, president of the Council of Conservative Citizens,
in an image from the council's website