The Many (White) Faces of the SPLC

It’s always informative to peruse the Southern Poverty Law Center’s web site, as you never know what you’ll find. Here’s what the Senior Program Staff page of the Who We Are tab looks like:

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We found it a bit odd that there were so many missing photos, as it sure left a lot of white space on the page. Just out of curiosity we simply Googled the names and found photos for everyone.

So here, in no particular order, are the missing faces of the SPLC’s Senior Program Staff, click on any image to enlarge it:


As it turns out, if the web designers at the SPLC actually had filled in all the missing photos there would still be a lot of white space on the page.

No doubt even the most die-hard donors would catch on if all of the photos were published.

Twenty-one of the SPLC’s Senior Staffers are white, or about 88% of the team. Seems a bit odd for “the nation’s leading civil rights organization,” especially since its headquarters are located LITERALLY in the back yard of Dr. Martin Luther King’s own Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the American Civil Rights Movement.

When you account for the fact that four of the Senior Staffers, including two of the three blacks on the team, live out-of-state, the percentage of white staff in Montgomery jumps to 95%. The sole exception is Lecia Brooks, who works as a fundraiser. Ms. Brooks joined the SPLC in 2004 and has never broken into the ranks of highest paid officers, even when the list included salaries as paltry as $70,000 a year.

Still and all, as dismal as the diversity of the Senior Staff is, it’s better than the makeup of the SPLC’s executive officer team, which is composed 100% of white millionaires, just as it has been for every year since the SPLC opened for business in 1971.

Even the SPLC’s “Teaching Tolerance” program, which purports to promote diversity in the K-12 classroom, is led by whites, as it has been since its inception in 1991.

“Diversity,” like taxes, it seems, is for the little people. No hypocrisy here, SPLC.

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4 Responses to “The Many (White) Faces of the SPLC”

  1. Perry (@BAMAPERRY) Says:

    I tweeted this to the Phil Valentine Show and he did a segment on it on his program this afternoon. Apparently the SPLC had listed him as a “hater” at some point, and it didn’t sound like he had a lot of love for him. Thanks for the info.

    • rkeefe57 Says:

      Thanks so much for the exposure. The Internet will be the doom of the race hustlers.

      I wasn’t able to find the segment on Mr. Valentine’s website, do you have link?

  2. Rick Says:

    Someday someone will explain to me how crypto socialists like the SPLC get to call everyone to their right Nazis without allowing transparency into their own organization. Anyone who questions them is a “hater”.

    • rkeefe57 Says:

      I have to respectfully disagree on two points. The SPLC is run by white millionaires and has over $300 million dollars in cash-on-hand. They’re not socialists by any stretch, but hard core capitalists from the get go.

      That being said, their target audience, their donor base, is OVERWHELMINGLY Progressive, and that’s no accident. Morris Dees has been targeting liberals from day one and has amassed a fortune by doing so.

      The second point is in regard to transparency. The SPLC hides all of its damning information in plain sight. Nearly every statistic I post about the company is found right on their own website where anyone can access it.

      The fact is that the organizations who should be accessing it and reacting to it, such as the media and the government, have no interest or inclination in busting the SPLC.

      The Media has to feed the 24-hour news cycle and salacious tales of “hate groups” are always popular. The SPLC spews a nearly constant stream of polished cut-and-paste-ready press releases that are an editor’s dream.

      Exposing this material for the fundraising propaganda it is would be tantamount to killing the Golden Goose.

      The same goes for government, which has to justify its budget every year. Having an “expert” warning that “hate groups” are going to rampage at any minute is an easy sell to the people holding the purse strings, and it makes everyone look good back home as well because they are somehow “fighting hate.”

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