AFA and others urge companies to sever their SPLC ties in a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), founded as a civil rights organization, has lost its way. The bigotry and racial discrimination described by its former employees is evidence of SPLC’s hypocrisy. The SPLC has become a hate-for-cash machine that has weaponized its hate labeling of groups and individuals. As SLPC collected hundreds of millions in donations, it expanded its definition of "hate" to include non-violent Christian and constitutionalist organizations who opposed the SPLC's political agenda.
The SPLC's hate-for-cash machine has been described from within as a "highly profitable scam." Its founder, Morris Dees, was fired. Its president, Richard Cohen, has resigned. Its top lawyer also departed as the scandal spread.
AFA and other concerned organizations placed a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal calling on these tech titans to sever their SPLC ties. The ad quotes former SPLC employees who have spoken out about their experiences:
- "I would definitely say that there was not a single black employee with whom I spoke who was happy to be working there," said Christine Lee, a 1989 SPLC legal intern and Harvard Law School graduate. Lee also said, “[SPLC had] …just a way of talking about black people as jesters in a way that hasn't – I don’t think been done in 30 or 40 years."
- "I was surprised at some of the things I saw, because it was a civil rights organization … I've heard racial slurs in the place," said Gloria Browne, former SPLC attorney.
- "Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate groups, I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, completely destroy them," said Mark Potok, former SPLC senior fellow.
- "We were part of the con, and we knew it," said Bob Moser, former SPLC writer.
- "You will never step foot in a more contradictory place as long as you live." – "The New Yorker" which quoted a former SPLC employee.
- "It could be racial, sexual, financial—that place was a virtual buffet of injustices." – "The New Yorker" which quoted a former SPLC employee.
As a result of the scandal, Twitter has distanced itself from the SPLC. Yet, Amazon, Google and many of the other Silicon Valley tech titans have refused to do so to date. We are at the point now where these companies and the mainstream media have to decide whether they will continue to stand by the SPLC and its corrupt culture of racism, bigotry, and sexual harassment as it continues its scam by "bilking gullible northern liberals".