SPLC (again?)

I have (maybe not on this platform) noted that the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) maliciously and outrageously labeled conservative groups as hate groups — notably, the Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom. But there’s more:

Black social scientist George Yancey distills:

In short, I argued that they were not producing a viable list of hate groups since they lacked a consistent criteria for selecting such groups. Thus they were unable, or unwilling, to identify groups that acted in hateful ways if those groups served the goals of white progressives.

… The problem, as I see it, is that the SPLC is a white progressive organization that does not have as its ultimate purpose to stop hate but to serve white progressives.

Don’t believe me? Go take a look at the SPLCs hate map. You will see all sorts of groups ranging from skinheads, to radical traditional Catholics to black nationalists. What you will not find is a group such as Military Religious Freedom Foundation which has trafficked in vile anti-Christian language. You see for white progressives, other white progressives cannot engage in dehumanization. That trait is reserved for white conservatives and black radicals.

The case for rage at media who continue lazily to cite the SPLCs hate group list for labeling newsworthy organizations is stronger than ever.

March 28, 2019


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