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SPLC has faced decades of racism allegations while claiming to be ‘catalyst for racial justice’

(FOX) The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sparked a firestorm this week after it added several prominent parental rights groups to its annual “Hate and Extremism” report, including Parents Defending Education and Moms for Liberty, describing them as “hard-right” and “reactionary anti-student inclusion groups.”

According to the new SPLC report, schools “have been on the receiving end of ramped-up and coordinated hard-right attacks.”

After being “spurred by the right-wing backlash to COVID-19 public safety measures,” parental rights groups appeared to have “grown into an anti-student inclusion movement that targets any inclusive curriculum that contains discussions of race, discrimination and LGBTQ identities,” according to the SPLC, which has tax-exempt status from the IRS.

“Like many other hard-right groups, these reactionary anti-student inclusion groups are constantly painting themselves as an oppressed class, while vilifying those discriminated against,” the SPLC added.

The SPLC itself has faced a long history of allegations of discrimination while it simultaneously purports to be…

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