Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Morris Dees, Its Co-Founder

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The Southern Poverty Law Center says that it has fired Morris Dees, one of its founders. The Montgomery, Ala.,-based civil rights nonprofit is well known for its tracking of hate groups and its Teaching Tolerance program. Dees co-founded the SPLC in 1971. The organization had $450 million in assets in 2017, according to a tax filing . "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," President Richard Cohen said in a 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." No specific reason for the termination...

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Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Morris Dees, Its Co-Founder

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