White Lives Matter will be officially listed as a hate group

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'White Lives Matter' Will Be Labeled a Hate Group

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will be listing White Lives Matter as a hate group the next time they update their hate map which tracks the activity of hate groups around the United States.

"I can't speak to how many chapters will be listed, but it's clear that the leadership of the group, the ends of the group ― it's just a flat-out white supremacist group," Heidi Beirich, director of the center's Intelligence Report, told the media. "The ideology behind it, the racist leaders, everything about it is racist."

White Lives Matter have been making headlines with the group going so far as to send armed protesters to an NAACP office in Houston. Once there they waved confederate flags.

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See some of the signs spotted at Black Lives Matter rallies:

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CITY HALL, PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/26: Demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement and those standing in solidarity with the movement's demand for ending police brutality staged a 'Black Resistance March' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the second day of the Democratic Presidential Convention. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 05: Protesters display protest placards as they attend a 'Black Lives Matter' group rally during a nationwide day of action on August 05, 2016 in London, England. The demonstrations called on the UK to 'shutdown' a crisis of racism. (Photo by Michael Tubi/Corbis via Getty Images)
CITY HALL, PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/26: Demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement and those standing in solidarity with the movement's demand for ending police brutality staged a 'Black Resistance March' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the second day of the Democratic Presidential Convention. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CITY HALL, PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/26: Demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement and those standing in solidarity with the movement's demand for ending police brutality staged a 'Black Resistance March' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the second day of the Democratic Presidential Convention. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, UK - JULY 9: A protestor holds a placard at Windrush Square ahead of the rally and march in solidarity following the shooting of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by poilice in New Orleans and Minnesota respectively. The protest march on 9 July 2016 began at at Windrush Square in Brixton, South London. To date about 509 people have been shot and killed by police in 2016 in America this year so far. (Photo by David Mbiyu/Corbis via Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17 : Protestors hold banners and chant slogans during a Black Lives matter rally in Melbourne, Australia on July 17, 2016. Approximately 3500 protestors rallied in Melbourne to show 'solidarity' after racial violence in US. (Photo by Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
People hold up signs during a Black Lives Matter protest on Black Friday in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JASON REDMOND / AFP / JASON REDMOND (Photo credit should read JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APR. 4: Black Lives Matter signage in front of Toronto Police Headquarters. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 05: A protester displays a protest placard as they attend a 'Black Lives Matter' group rally during a nationwide day of action on August 05, 2016 in London, England. The demonstrations called on the UK to 'shutdown' a crisis of racism. (Photo by Michael Tubi/Corbis via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Chalk graffiti on the ground is seen at an encampment of activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, on August 12, 2016, outside of City Hall in Los Angeles, California. The activists, who have already spent 32 days camped outside City Hall to protest police killings of brown and black men and women, plan to remain in the camp until Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, who activists call the leader of 'the most murderous police force in the country' is fired or resigns. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
CITY HALL, PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/26: Demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement and those standing in solidarity with the movement's demand for ending police brutality staged a 'Black Resistance March' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the second day of the Democratic Presidential Convention. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Two women hold a placard with the slogan 'Yes, all lives matter' as people gather in Brixton, south London to protest against police brutality in the US, on July 9, 2016, after two recent incidents where black men have been shot and killed by police officers. / AFP / Daniel Leal-Olivas (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 20: A sign demanding the release of video footage of the killing of Jamar Clark hangs on a fence at a candlelight vigil held for Clark outside the 4th police precinct November 20, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Activists are keeping up pressure for more information about the shooting death of Clark by a Minneapolis police officer (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/01/12: Sign listing fact about the killing of Ramarley Graham. The parents of slain NYC teen Ramarley Graham joined members of the NY city council and Black Lives Matter activists to demand the US attorney investigate their son's death at the hands of NYPD officers. (Photo by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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"Their organizations and their people are shooting people based on the color of their skin," White Lives Matter member Ken Reed stated. "We're not."

According to the Anti-Defamation League the protest was organized by the Aryan Renais­sance Soci­ety which is known to be a white supremacist organization.

"Dur­ing the August 21 protest, the ARS sym­bol, a light­ning bolt and a runic sym­bol, was vis­i­ble on the group's 'white lives mat­ter' ban­ner and on white shirts worn by some of the dozen or so par­tic­i­pants. Their mes­sage also included a sign read­ing '14 words,' a ref­er­ence to the most pop­u­lar white suprema­cist slo­gan in the world: 'We must secure the exis­tence of our peo­ple and a future for white children.'

According to the SPLC one of the leaders of White Lives Matter is Rebecca Barnette, a woman from Tennessee who also happens to be the vice president of the women's division of the racist skinhead group Aryan Strikeforce. That is not the only racist movement she has been involved in, she was also part of the National Socialist Movement, the countries biggest neo-Nazi group.

Now White Lives Matter will join those groups on the SPLC hate map.

RELATED: Click through to see some of the most iconic photos of the Black Lives Matter movement

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FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 17: Tear gas rains down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his August 9, death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 11: Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets as residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: A demonstrator protesting the killings of 18-year-olds Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri Police officer and Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer gets help after being maced by police on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis area has been struggling to heal since riots erupted in suburban Ferguson following Brown's death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 3: A demonstrator cries while gathering in Philadelphia to protest the Eric Garner grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall December 3, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Organizers called for the demonstration after a grand jury in the Staten Island borough of New York City declined to indict the police officer who used a chokehold on Garner, resulting in his death. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Police confront demonstrators during a protest on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Yesterday protesting turned into rioting following the grand jury announcement to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, MN - DECEMBER 20: Thousands of protesters from the group 'Black Lives Matter' disrupt holiday shoppers on December 20, 2014 at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
A police officer stands over activists, demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner, as they stage a 'die-in' during rush hour at Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York on December 3, 2014. A New York City grand jury on Wednesday returned no indictment against a white police officer who used a chokehold on an unarmed black man who died as police tried to arrest him for illegally selling cigarettes, local media reported. The grand jury in the city's borough of Staten Island decided against criminal charges for New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. The deadly encounter on July 17 was captured on a video that quickly spread over the Internet and helped fuel debates about how U.S. police use force, particularly against minorities. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRANSPORT)
A man protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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"We are listing them because they are clearly white supremacists," Beirich said. "Their motto should be 'only white lives matter.'"

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There are some who have said that Black Lives Matter should also be on the hate map but the SPLC disagrees.

"There's no doubt that some protesters who claim the mantle of Black Lives Matter have said offensive things, like the chant 'pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon' that was heard at one rally. But before we condemn the entire movement for the words of a few, we should ask ourselves whether we would also condemn the entire Republican Party for the racist words of its presumptive nominee ― or for the racist rhetoric of many other politicians in the party over the course of years."

The update to the hate map will be completed in February.

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