‘Hate’ Hustlers

Law enforcement officers confer outside the Family Research Council office after a shooting in Washington, D.C., Aug. 15, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS)

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n 1994, the Montgomery Advertiser reported that the Southern Poverty Law Center was a toxic atmosphere for its black employees, who said they “felt threatened and banded together.” At the time, SPLC co-founder Morris Dees pooh-poohed the report, claiming that the “most discriminated people in America today are white men when it comes to jobs.” This month, SPLC employees notified management that “allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism threaten the moral authority of this organization and our integrity along with it.” Dees, 82, was fired.

By any fair or rigorous standard, it’s difficult to impugn Dees’s character based on either the

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