Southern Poverty Law Center Comes Unhinged

The group responsible for calling pro-family groups like Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council “hate groups” is coming unhinged due to complaints of racism, sexual harassment, and possible money scams within the organization.

Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen resigned last Friday only nine days after the organization’s co-founder and chief counsel, Morris Dees, got fired. The resignations of SPLC’s legal director and deputy legal director have since followed. Plus, more than two dozen employees signed a letter to the SPLC board of directors alleging “mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism.”

For years SPLC has fueled Amazon’s and Google’s censorship of so-called “hate speech” and been the recipient of major donations from the likes of Apple and JPMorgan. But now cracks are forming in SPLC’s credibility.

In a scathing opinion piece for The New Yorker, Bob Moser, a former SPLC employee writes, “We were working with a group of dedicated and talented people, fighting all kinds of good fights, making life miserable for the bad guys. And yet, all the time, dark shadows hung over everything: the racial and gender disparities, the whispers about sexual harassment, the abuses that stemmed from the top-down management . . . We were part of the con, and we knew it.”

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