Topic: SPLC fires Morris Dees
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Nope......not a Rex, homes.
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https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2019/03/14/southern-poverty-law-center-fires-co-founder-civil-rights-lawyer-morris-dees/3164839002/

. said: The Southern Poverty Law Center has fired 82-year-old Morris Dees, the nonprofit civil rights organization's co-founder and former chief litigator who started the organization in 1971. 

SPLC President Richard Cohen said in a statement Dees' dismissal was effective on Wednesday, March 13.

"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."

"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."

An SPLC spokesperson said the organization was "in the process of hiring" the firm for the workplace climate assessment, and no other leadership changes had been announced. A message seeking further comment was left on Cohen’s cell phone Thursday afternoon. Dees' biography appeared scrubbed from the SPLC's website as news broke of his termination on Thursday afternoon.


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Here's the second page, necessitated by the idiotic 3,000 character limit imposed on a post:

. said: Dees has been a fixture in politics since the group's ascension, though his organization has faced scrutiny in the past. A 1994 Montgomery Advertiser series provided a deep look into the organization controlled by the multimillionaire Dees, illustrating his near-singular control over the organization and its mammoth budget. The series, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, revealed a figure seen as heroic by some and single-minded by others. Dees' critics said he was more concerned with fundraising than litigating. 

The series also alleged discriminatory treatment of black employees within the advocacy group, despite its outward efforts to improve the treatment of minorities in the country. Staffers at the time “accused Morris Dees, the center’s driving force, of being a racist and black employees have ‘felt threatened and banded together.’” The organization denied the accusations raised in the series.

Dees' central role in the organization has also led to numerous threats against him, and the Advertiser previously reported that he has 24-hour protection at his home.

Over the years, the SPLC has continued to amass a massive war chest of funds from donors amid differing levels of scrutiny. The nonprofit has hundreds of employees and offices in four states. The organization had nearly $450 million in net assets at the end of 2017, according to the most recent publicly available tax documents.


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Dees claims he isn’t Jewish. Could this be a putsch carried out by the marxist semites in an effort to control the organization’s large endowment?


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. said: Dees claims he isn’t Jewish.  Could this be a putsch carried out by the marxist semites in an effort to control the organization’s large endowment?

Considering that Richard Cohen, the man who fired Dees, is of the Tribe, that's a legitimate consideration. Cohen may want to find a new shabbos goy to front for the organization.


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Considering that Richard Cohen, the man who fired Dees, is of the Tribe, that's a legitimate consideration. Cohen may want to find a new shabbos goy to front for the organization.

^^^ This


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Here's an interesting precursor. On Friday March 8th, a black attorney resigned from the SPLC. She complained about the organization's lack of inclusivity:

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/la-na-splc-morris-dees-20190314-story.html

. said: In an internal email to the organization’s legal department announcing her departure last Friday, a black attorney suggested the center needed to create a more inclusive work environment.

“As a woman of color, the experiences of staff of color and female staff have been particularly important to me ... and we recognize that there is more work to do in the legal department and across the organization to ensure that SPLC is a place where everyone is heard and respected and where the values we are committed to pursuing externally are also being practiced internally,” she wrote. The Times is not identifying the attorney because she could not immediately be reached to confirm the authorship of the message.

The center’s leaders forwarded the attorney’s email to the rest of the center’s staff, saying they were “grateful” for her work and said she “raised important issues of gender and race — issues that the leadership of SPLC is committed to addressing in an honest and forthright manner,” including additional training for management for “racial equity, inclusion and results.”

“We’ll be soliciting additional ideas from across the organization on how we can be more diverse, equitable and inclusive,” the managers' email said. It was signed by Cohen and the organization’s legal director and director of human resources. Note that it was NOT signed by Dees.:hmmm:


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He shoulda juss spent his time playing the fairgrounds with his Disco Duck single and kept his mouth shut.



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