Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center fired Morris Dees, the nonprofit civil rights organization’s co-founder and former chief litigator. On the heels of that firing, SPLC President Richard Cohen has made his intentions known to exit the left-wing hate group that targets a variety of people with slander and libel.
As we reported last week:
The Southern Poverty Law Center fired Morris Dees, the nonprofit civil rights organization’s co-founder and former chief litigator.
SPLC President Richard Cohen said in a statement Dees’ dismissal over his misconduct was effective on Wednesday, March 13. When pressed for details on what led to the termination, the organization declined to elaborate.
“As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world,” Cohen said in the emailed statement. “When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action.”
Daniel Greenfield commented:
The obvious question is what did Dees do? There are no clear answers, but there is room to speculate.
Dees’ termination is one of several steps taken by the organization this week, Cohen said.
“Today we announced a number of immediate, concrete next steps we’re taking, including bringing in an outside organization to conduct a comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices, to ensure that our talented staff is working in the environment that they deserve — one in which all voices are heard and all staff members are respected,” Cohen said.
That suggests a #MeToo situation. And that’s what the gossip suggests.
“The SPLC fired Morris Dees yesterday and announced it today. Multiple sources have told me that the allegations of inappropriate conduct involve sexual harassment incidents. Multiple incidents that have come to light after an initial recent allegation.”
I have been sent a number of internal SPLC emails that address the ongoing situation and specifically discuss Dees. Looks like a combination of complaints regarding sexual harassment and racial biases in promotion and hierarchy led to this.
The racism part would be quite ironic. And a good reason for the SPLC to keep things quiet. But it’s not surprising coming from a klansman’s lawyer.
This week, the news is all about Richard Cohen, president of SPLC.
The Mongomery Advisor reports:
Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard “Given my long tenure as the SPLC president, however, I do not think I should be involved in that process beyond cooperating with Tina, her team, and the board in any way that may be helpful,” the statement said. “Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them.” said in a statement Friday he has asked the board of the troubled organization to “to immediately launch a search for an interim president in order to give the organization the best chance to heal,” and took responsibility for problems that have swept out the senior leadership of the group in just a week.
Cohen, who has worked at the SPLC since 1986 and served as president since 2003, said in the statement that “we’ll emerge stronger” after an audit of the organization’s practices by Tina Tchen, a former White House official and Chicago-based lawyer.
When reached for comment on Friday evening, an SPLC spokesperson said the center cannot comment on the specifics of individual personnel decisions.
“Given my long tenure as the SPLC president, however, I do not think I should be involved in that process beyond cooperating with Tina, her team, and the board in any way that may be helpful,” Cohen’s statement read. “Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them.”
Both of these men are as corrupt as they come, and they have been engaged in such libel to call those who simply seek to protect human life those that “hate,” which has led to violent attacks on some organizations and individuals. The SPLC is the classic example of a criminal organization that has found “legal,” but not lawful protections in our country.
Yes, it needs to get rid of these two phonies, but it needs more than that. It needs to be eradicated.
For more on the SPLC, check out the links below. Besides “misconduct,” maybe there is a bigger tsunami lying beneath the surface of the waves created over the past week.
And these are just the tip of the iceberg.
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