What a sad comedown for a once-important, once-vital, once-useful organization; an organization I used to support wholeheartedly and monetarily.

Excerpted from Peter Hasson’s article at

Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen resigned Friday, in the latest blow to the embattled left-wing nonprofit.

Cohen’s resignation came nine days after the SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees on March 13, citing unspecified conduct issues.

Current and former SPLC employees have accused the organization of turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and racial discrimination within its own ranks. 

SPLC employees were long aware of racial issues and sexual harassment within the organization, former SPLC staffer Bob Moser recounted in a scathing essay published in The New Yorker on Thursday.

Moser described the SPLC as a “highly-profitable scam” that “never lived up to the values it espoused,” despite its portrayal to gullible donors.

“We were part of the con, and we knew it,” Moser wrote.

The non-profit recently reported more than half a billion dollars in assets, including $121 million in off-shore funds.

All that money – including all that off-shore money (which, you can bet, the left won’t attack the SPLC for as long as its targets preponderantly exclude their side of the aisle).  And for what?  For this?

Is it not clear that, as a serious arbiter of racial and sexual impropriety, the SPLC is over?

If the people in charge – whoever they are at this moment – had any decency, they would immediately close shop and distribute those funds to alternative organizations which serve the same stated purpose, but do it with a level of integrity the SPLC, long ago, left on the side of the road.

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  • “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

    ― Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time

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