SPLC PRESIDENT RICHARD COHEN RESIGNS FROM EMBATTLED LEFT-WING NONPROFIT

Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen resigned Friday, in the latest blow to the embattled left-wing nonprofit.

Cohen’s resignation came nine days after the SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees on March 13, citing unspecified conduct issues.


Cohen announced his resignation in a staff-wide email Friday evening, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them,” Cohen’s email read, according to the Times.

Current and former SPLC employees have accused the organization of turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and racial discrimination within its own ranks.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks during a press conference November 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications)

(Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications)
Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dees of “Hate in America” speaks onstage during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

Cohen took responsibility for unspecified “problems” at the SPLC in a statement released to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Cohen asked the SPLC’s board “to immediately launch a search for an interim president in order to give the organization the best chance to heal,” according to the Advertiser.

SPLC employees were long aware of racial issues and sexual harassment within the organization, former SPLC staffer Bob Moser recounted in a scathing essay published in The New Yorker on Thursday.

Moser described the SPLC as a “highly-profitable scam” that “never lived up to the values it espoused,” despite its portrayal to gullible donors.

“We were part of the con, and we knew it,” Moser wrote.

The SPLC is known to label pedestrian conservative organizations as “hate groups,” and is a key resource for Amazon, Google and other tech companies in policing “hate speech.”

The non-profit recently reported more than half a billion dollars in assets, including $121 million in off-shore funds.

dailycaller.com/2019/03/22/splc-richard-cohen-resigns/

Views: 21

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

One of the biggest leftist rackets on the planet! Should have been investigated a long time ago!

RSS

Latest Activity

Sweettina2 commented on cheeki kea's video
Thumbnail

Baptist pastor beaten + tazed by Border patrol - 11 stitches

"Years ago, when this happened, we had him on the radio show a few times. His story was spread over the internet- it was like a terrible omen, that things would never be the same again. "
6 minutes ago
Diana favorited James T. Kirk's video
21 minutes ago
Diana commented on James T. Kirk's video
21 minutes ago
Raz Putin commented on Sweettina2's blog post $5.7 Million in Taxpayer Funds for Study to Justify Sterilizing Children Who Are Gender Confused
"Maybe if we just sterilize the people that come up with these gender bending programs we would be better served."
29 minutes ago
Doc Vega replied to Chris of the family Masters's discussion This Easter Sunday, it’s time to tell the truth about the global war on Christianity (and the rise of Satanism)
"Even Fox News is tip toeing around the obvious saying that the Sri Lanka bombings are to discourage tourism! Really? Guess the churches had nothing to do with that!"
31 minutes ago
Doc Vega favorited Chris of the family Masters's discussion This Easter Sunday, it’s time to tell the truth about the global war on Christianity (and the rise of Satanism)
32 minutes ago
Diana favorited Chris of the family Masters's discussion This Easter Sunday, it’s time to tell the truth about the global war on Christianity (and the rise of Satanism)
33 minutes ago
Doc Vega favorited Raz Putin's discussion NEO:"Glyphosate Worse Than We Could Imagine"
33 minutes ago
Doc Vega replied to Raz Putin's discussion NEO:"Glyphosate Worse Than We Could Imagine"
"You might recall that Bayer was the company producing poison gas for the Nazis to be used in concentration camps! Anything for a buck!"
34 minutes ago
Raz Putin favorited Chris of the family Masters's discussion This Easter Sunday, it’s time to tell the truth about the global war on Christianity (and the rise of Satanism)
35 minutes ago
Chris of the family Masters's discussion was featured
35 minutes ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Truth Will Always Leak
"James Roberts Thanks!"
36 minutes ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Truth Will Always Leak
"Chris of the Family Masters Thanks!"
36 minutes ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Truth Will Always Leak
"Thanks Central Scrutinizer! "
37 minutes ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Truth Will Always Leak
"Wayne Paul NOT FUNNY!"
38 minutes ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post Truth Will Always Leak
"Wayne Paul if you're trying to be a comedian you better find another line of work because you're fucking funny!"
38 minutes ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted