The good old Southern Poverty Law Center is out to get Nicholas Wade:
By Jon Phillips on May 28, 2014 – 3:25 pm,
Posted in Academic Racism, Extremist Propaganda
In the ongoing on-going War on Racist Sexist White Men, the SPLC is the gold standard source since it’s run by poor Southern blacks. As we all know, it was founded in 1957 by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and fought on the front lines during the great victories of the 1960s Civil Rights era. And, thus, the SPLC is legendary in the history of the Sixties.
Oh, wait, no … that was the SCLC, not the SPLC. Funny how their acronyms are so similar. Must be a coincidence. *
The SCLC is Rev. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Council.
The SPLC wasn’t founded until 1971, after the triumphs of the Civil Rights Era. Its founders were Morris Dees, member of the Direct Marketing [i.e., junk mail] Association Hall of Fame, and Joseph R. Levin Jr. The SPLC’s current president is J. Richard Cohen, and its endowment is $281,100,000.
Here’s Charlotte Allen’s amusing article on Morris and his SPLC, “King of Fearmongers.”
* It’s also an utter coincidence that the acronym SPLC is likewise reminiscent of the acronym of the younger, edgier Sixties civil rights organization SNCC. There’s no evidence whatsoever that the SPLC makes money off the confusion of the affluent elderly.