But I don't understand why SPLC is not a hate group. I think we need a better understanding on how you classify a particular group as a hate group. There are other groups out there that I would have thought should have been hate group but SPLC did not say they were. So there is a difference of opinion. Example Antifa was not declared but white supremacist was. If you need mask and bats to intimidate people then you are a hate group.