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Who’s Taking Blood Money from Hate Groups?

Financial service companies doing business with
white supremacists are profiting from hate.

The hate-fueled massacre of nine people at a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina by Dylann Roof. The vicious stabbing of three men for defending two young girls of color in Portland, Oregon. The tragic murder of anti-racist counter-protester Heather Heyer during

last year’s hate march in Charlottesville, Virginia. America is facing a crisis. White supremacist hatred and violence are on the rise. The number of murders committed by white supremacists in the U.S. more than doubled in 2017 alone.

Meanwhile, companies like Amazon, Discover, and Stripe profit from white supremacy by tolerating the use of their services by hate groups.Their services provide the financial support white nationalist groups need to fund and organize hatred and violence against Black people and other marginalized communities. Let’s be clear; every dollar these companies make from white supremacists is BLOOD MONEY. Their inaction begs the question: whose side are they on?

Over the past year, our pressure has helped push PayPal and MasterCard to remove their services from dozens of hate sites, and to create internal policies to stop profiting from bigotry.

Profits from these groups are insignificant to such massively profitable companies—they can easily take a stand here. We must demand financial companies stand firmly against white supremacist hate and violence by cutting off hate groups once and for all.

Who is profiting from hate? ?

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Tell Amazon to stop selling hate group merchandise. Tweet @ Amazon
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Tell Discover to create and execute a policy banning all hate groups. Tweet @ Discover
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Tell American Express to create and execute a policy banning hate groups. Tweet @ American Express
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Tell Visa to create and execute a policy banning all hate groups. Tweet @ Visa
Engaged
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Tell Stripe to create and execute a policy banning all hate groups. Tweet @ Stripe
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Proactive
Tell MasterCard to track and ban hate groups still collecting funds despite stated policy. Tweet @ MasterCard
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Tell PayPal to publish their hate policy and remove groups still collecting funds. Tweet @ PayPal
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Tell ApplePay to track and ban hate groups in violation of their policy. Tweet @ Apple
Proactive

White supremacists are scrambling.
Let’s keep it that way.

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funding sources have been removed from white supremacist sites since the beginning of this campaign. And they have noticed. Hate groups are struggling to support their dangerous agendas. We must keep the pressure on them.

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sites have found ways to fund themselves with other platforms. They have tried tactics like moving to crowdfunding platforms supported by providers like PayPal, Stripe, or explicitly dog-whistling companies that endorse their hate.

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organizations are being tracked on this site. But that is not enough. We need to push payment service providers to do their own work. Corporations need to take action to regularly find and remove hate groups and hateful content from their platforms.

Color Of Change first began tracking these organizations in February of 2017.
The momentum is on our side. MasterCard and PayPal have already answered your call.
Payment providers must do the work to reject blood money.
No more funding alternatives. Let’s cut white supremacists off for good.

White supremacists are organizing. Corporations are enabling.
We are watching.

A Year After Charlottesville Melee, Silicon Valley Still Profits Off Extremism rightwingwatch.org/post/a-year-a…
White-supremacist rally cost D.C. at least $2.6 million, preliminary estimate shows washingtonpost.com/local/dc-poli…
Violent Proto-Fascists Came To Portland. The Police Went After The Anti-Fascists. huffingtonpost.com/entry/portlan…

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