A look at the top officers at the Southern Poverty Law Center as named on pages 11 and 40 of the group’s most recent IRS Form 990, and their annual compensation for 2008.
Richard Cohen -- President/CEO -- $351,648
Morris Dees -- Chief Trial Counsel -- $346,919
Joseph Levin -- General Counsel -- $191,756
Jeff Blancett -- Former Oper. Officer -- $185,305
( $185,000 donor dollars for the former Chief Operating Officer?)
Rhonda Brownstein -- Legal Director -- $179,983
Teenie Hutchison -- Chief Financial Officer -- $155,144
Mark Potok -- Intelligence Director -- $143,206
Mary Bauer -- Immigrant Justice-- $141,111
Wendy Via -- Development Director -- $140,469
(Not shown is the SPLC’s $142,639 donor dollar Security and IT chief, Thomas Brinkman)
Given the six-digit salaries these folks are pulling down for their never-ending battle against “hate” (however they choose to define it), it’s pretty obvious that Santa is very good to them every year.
It’s also curious that the world’s leading civil rights organization can’t seem to find a single minority whom they consider to be worthy of a top management position.
Funny that an organization that spends tens of thousands of donor dollars promoting “Mix It Up
” Day in America’s school cafeterias seems to believe that “diversity” ends at the Boardroom door.
Some things just never seem to change much in Montgomery.
Happy New Year, SPLC, no doubt all your Christmases will continue to be white.
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