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SPLC, 40th Anniversary Celebration.

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I had forgotten about this, but the excellent and dedicated Southern Poverty Law Center has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary:

“Since its founding, the SPLC has shut down some of the nation’s most dangerous hate groups by winning multimillion-dollar jury verdicts on behalf of victims of their violence. It has dismantled institutional racism in the South, reformed juvenile justice practices, shattered barriers to equality for women, children and the disabled, and protected low-wage immigrant workers from abuse. It has reached out to the next generation with Teaching Tolerance, a program that provides educators with free classroom materials that teach students to respect others.”

Their on-line resources are great, the Hatewatch Blog, the Intelligence Reports, the Intelligence Files, Publications and finally, the Hate Map.

SPLC’s Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism is free to download, as a PDF, well worth a read.

Photos of the day.

My best wishes to the SPLC, may they be around for another 40 years. Fine people.

Written by modernityblog

07/05/2011 at 00:51

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