Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter )

Southern Poverty Law Center

Bio The Southern Poverty Law Center combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation. Founded in 1971.
Location Montgomery, Alabama
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Sprout Social : “Immigrants are not committing more crime than in the past. Rather, the definition of criminal has broadened significantly.”…

Sprout Social : #OTD in 1964, Frank Morris, who owned a shoe store, was killed when a gas stove exploded during an arson. Morris, who lived in a room adjoining the store, was ordered to return to his room by the men who started the fire.

Sprout Social : “We must use this time to reflect on what we value as a community and we must show those in the community that bigotry, hate, and racism cannot and will not be tolerated.”

Sprout Social : Invictus, an extremist who courts favor with white nationalists, is an admitted Holocaust denier and fantasizes about open civil war.…

Sprout Social : On this day in 1872, P. B. S. Pinchback became the first black man to be governor in the United States. He held office in Louisiana. #TheMarchContinues

Sprout Social : Approximately 5 million children in the US have a parent who is undocumented. Immigration attorneys urge undocumented parents to plan for guardianship so kids don't end up in foster care if they are detained or deported.

Sprout Social : Advocates in Louisiana are meeting to examine barriers to voter participation including poverty, education, imprisonment, accessibility and number of polling places.

Sprout Social : "I saw grown men commit suicide because they couldn’t handle it. If prison does that to an adult, what does it do to a child?"

Sprout Social : Augustus Invictus, a holocaust denier who fantasizes about open civil war, has withdrawn his candidacy for Florida senate.…

Sprout Social : Miami-Dade State Attorney calls for grand jury to investigate abuse in Florida's juvenile detention centers. "Children and youth are the most vulnerable of all of us. We have an inherent responsibility to them”

Sprout Social : Today's Hatewatch Headlines: Trump’s enforcers going after non-criminal immigrants; Malheur video shows chaos on night of arrests, death; and more.…

Sprout Social : Tax plans winding their way through Congress would cut taxes for the wealthy, while making it harder to raise funds for public schools. "I think the only taxpayers who will be in a position to benefit from the 529 change are very rich people."

Sprout Social : We're hiring for several positions furthering our work on "crimmigration" issues in the Southeast, to help us sever the pipeline from the criminal justice system into the immigrant detention and deportation system. More information:…

Sprout Social : Until new state laws took effect Nov. 1, all murder convictions in Louisiana came with a mandatory life sentence. The state has more people serving life sentences without parole than Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi combined.