The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
We employ a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice:
- We track the activities of hate groups and domestic terrorists across America, and we launch innovative lawsuits that seek to destroy networks of radical extremists.
- We use the courts and other forms of advocacy to win systemic reforms on behalf of victims of bigotry and discrimination.
- We provide educators with free resources that teach school children to reject hate, embrace diversity and respect differences.