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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American nonprofit civil rights organization. It is internationally known for legal victories against white supremacist groups; free legal representation for victims of hate groups; monitoring of hate groups, militias and extremist organizations; and educational programs that promote tolerance.[2][3][4] The SPLC classifies as hate groups organizations that denigrate or assault entire groups of people for attributes that are beyond their control.[5]

In 1971, Morris Dees and Joseph J. Levin Jr. founded the SPLC as a civil rights law firm based in Montgomery, Alabama.[6] Civil rights leader Julian Bond soon joined Dees and Levin and served as president of the board between 1971 and 1979.[7] The SPLC's litigating strategy involved filing civil suits for damages on behalf of the victims of hate group harassment, threats, and violence with the goal of financially depleting the responsible groups and individuals. While it originally focused on damages done by the Klan and other white supremacists, throughout the years the SPLC has become involved in other civil rights causes, among them, cases concerned with institutional racial segregation and discrimination, the mistreatment of aliens, and the separation of church and state.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Writer
With the exception of including the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on their list of Hate groups, this is one of the few overall liberal groups I support.
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Homophobic group right?
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Writer
No. 
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
what do they do?
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Writer
They're a bunch of Radically Traditionalist monks.
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
They sound like a crazy cult.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Writer
They aren't.
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Supremejudge Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Heh, if a caucasian person is the victim of a hate crime can they be represented by this group?
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know.
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Supremejudge Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Ideally they should though, right? Since everyone is equal and everyone can be a victim of racism?
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