News Center Maine features Sporer in segment about Neo-Nazi protests

Karyn Sporer, associate professor of sociology at the University of Maine, spoke to News Center Maine about neo-Nazi protests in Augusta. Sporer said that media coverage on hate groups needs to continue because their threats need to be taken seriously. “I don’t think [the protest] was unusual, we have these organizations mobilizing and this is not a new issue or a new problem. While some express concern increased coverage will fuel recruitment, I think the reality is that increased coverage is one tool among many we have to educate our communities about the very real threat extremism has in Maine,” Sporer said.