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SPLC statement on our co-founder

You may see in the news today that our founder, Morris Dees, is no longer working at the SPLC.

Morris has made incredible contributions to the fight against racial injustice in our country.

But our work is about the cause, not the person. We’re committed to ensuring that our workplace embodies the values we espouse — truth, justice, equity, and inclusion. 

When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action.

Today, we have a wonderful staff, some 350 people in offices spanning five Southern states who are all dedicated to fighting every day for justice and equality. Right now, our work couldn’t be more critical.

The SPLC is in good hands for many years to come.