By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN—
A prominent civil-rights organization just published its annual list of hate groups, lumping right-wing and religious groups with neo-Nazis and the KKK. The list has caused damage to several non-profit charitable organizations and has been labeled as fraudulent by many, but is still used as the standard for judging an organization because it is the only list of its kind.
Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation, published its annual list of hate groups. The list, allegedly an unbiased and objective compilation, contains 917 groups with “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics”. The list and the group that produced it have come under fire from both liberals and conservatives.
The Washington Examiner immediately published an editorial by Emily Jashinsky, criticizing the list, claiming the SPLC’s claim to objectivity was “fraudulent”.
“The SPLC routinely lumps conservative advocacy groups in with legitimate hate organizations, putting proponents of traditional family values in the same category as neo-Nazis and the KKK.”
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