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SPLC Pulls Anti-Muslim Extremist List | The Daily Caller

The Southern Poverty Law Center has removed an online list of anti-Muslim extremists after British Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz threatened to sue the SPLC over his inclusion on the list.

The list is the fourth article in two months the SPLC has deleted over accuracy concerns.

The left-wing nonprofit first published the list in November 2016, offering it as a field guide to journalists.

In addition to Nawaz, the list included Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who advocates against female genital mutilation, among other issues. Ali blasted the SPLCs deeply offensive smears in an August 2017op-ed for The New York Times.

The inclusion of Nawaz and Ali on the list sparked a backlash, including from establishment publications like The Atlantic, but the SPLC didnt remove the page until Awaz took legal action. The SPLC did not return The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment by press time.

Awaz recently finished crowdfunding the initial legal fees for his lawsuit against the SPLC, which he first announced in June 2017. Nawaz retained the same law firm, Clare Locke LLP, that led the successful defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the infamous UVA rape hoax.

The alleged extremists on its list the organization described as a field guide for journalists were responsible for inciting anti-Muslim hate crimes, the SPLC claimed.

This misinformation and hateful rhetoric have consequences. When huge numbers of Americans believe that a majority of Muslims are terrorists or terrorist sympathizers, it can hardly be a surprise that some percentage of them engage in hate crime attacks, the guide said. After all, they learned of the threat they believe Muslims pose from sources who were presented by the media as authoritative experts.

The list appears to have been removed within the last week. Internet archives show the page was still live as of April 13 but had been removed by April 18.

Nawaz first revealed the lists removal Wednesday while on comedian Joe Rogans podcast.

We have retained Clare Locke, they are writing to the Southern Poverty Law Center as we speak. I think they got wind of it the Southern Poverty Law Center and as of yesterday or the day before, theyve removed the entire list thats been up there for two years, Nawaz said.

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The SPLC pulled three articlesin March that drew conspiratorial connections between American political figures and Russian influence operations within the United States.

Then, too, it took legal action for the SPLC to correct its inflammatory accusations. Max Blumenthal, son of Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, threatened legal action over a March 9 article tying left-wingers like young Blumenthal to white nationalists and Russian propaganda efforts.

The SPLC apologized to Blumenthal and several other individuals named in the article and removed two other Russia-related articles by the same author.

They consistently labeled pedestrian conservative organizations as hate groups and have been directly tied to violence against conservatives in the past.

Floyd Lee Corkins, who opened fire at the Family Research Center (FRC) in 2012, chose the FRC for his act of violencebecause the SPLC listed them as a hate group,he said.

The SPLC removing the list wont be enough to fend off his lawsuit,Awaz said Thursday. Let me reiterate: Im only just getting started, he wrote on Twitter. My case is ongoing. I will see justice.

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SPLC’s 2017 Financial Docs Show Big Mone | The Daily Caller

The Southern Poverty Law Center more than doubled its revenue in 2017, in the latest indication that the Trump era has been a financial boon for the left-wing nonprofit.

The SPLC reported $136 million in contributions and grants for the most recent fiscal year, more than doubling the $50.2 million the nonprofit reported the previous year. The SPLCended the year with $449 million in net assets, including a$432.7 million endowment.

The SPLCs financial portfolio includes off-shore investments in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, the organizationsfinancial documents show.

The Capital Research Center, a conservative nonprofit, first noted the SPLCs impressive financial reports on Friday.

The centers senior vice president Matthew Vadum noted that it would appear the SPLC is cashing in by generating unjustified fear over a handful of fringe-right groups and by falsely portraying President Trump as a racist would-be fascist dictator.

The SPLC did not return The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment.

The nonprofits massive financial endowment invites charges that it oversells the threats posed by Klansmen and neo-Nazis to keep donations flowing in from wealthy liberals, Ben Schreckinger noted in a Politico Magazine piece in June 2017.The SPLCs reported endowment increased $113.5 million since then, their most recent filings show.

Moreover, while the SPLC markets itself as a bulwark against white nationalists and the Klu Klux Klan, it has consistently mislabeled pedestrian conservative organizations as hate groups, and critics of political correctness as extremists. (RELATED:SPLC Says Army Bases Are Confederate Monuments That Need To Come Down)

The SPLC deleted four articles in the last two months over accuracy concerns.Three of the articles tied American journalists and political figures to Russian influence operations in the United States. The fourth article was a list of anti-Muslim extremists, which the SPLC deleted after British Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz threatened legal action over his inclusion on the list.

The SPLC faced intense public criticism for including Nawaz and Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the list, which accused them of inciting anti-Muslim hate crimes, but didnt correct the classification until after Nawaz hired an attorney and prepared to sue them.

The SPLC put Dr. Ben Carson now the secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an extremist watch list in October 2014, citing statements Carson had made including: Marriage is between a man and a woman; its a well-established pillar of society.

Carson stayed on the list for four months. It wasnt until after a public backlash that the SPLC removed Carsons name and apologized in February 2015.

The SPLC has been tied to violence against conservatives in the past: Floyd Lee Corkins, who opened fire at the Family Research Center (FRC) in 2012, said he chose the FRC for his act of violencebecause the SPLC listed them as a hate group.

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The dumbing down of the establishment left is amusingly illustrated by how the Southern Poverty Law Center, Americas most lucrative hate group, put the great scientist Henry Harpending (19442016) on their Extremist Info blacklist as a White Nationalist on the grounds that

Henry Harpending is a controversial anthropologist at the University of Utah who studies human evolution and, in his words, genetic diversity within and between human populations.

(Do you ever get the feeling that SPLC staffers are just going through the motions for the money, or perhaps even intentionally trolling their own racket?)

Henry, who died over the weekend, was the rare college professor whose career justified the concept of tenure. The holder of a chair at the U. of Utah in anthropology, the subject perhaps most emasculated by political correctness, he enjoyed a double-sided career as a cultural researcher in the field and as a quantitative genetic theorist at the whiteboard.

These days its hard to remember that in the mid20th century anthropology was a subject of considerable glamour, with its two competing wings of physical/genetic anthropology (as exemplified by Francis Galton) and cultural anthropology (Franz Boas) both adding to its prestige. The Darwinians (such as Carleton Coon) argued in favor of nature and the Boasians (such as Margaret Mead) in favor of nurture, and theres nothing much more interesting to debate.

The 60s, however, proved disastrous to anthropology, as the left grew increasingly hysterical, seeing a balanced perspective giving weight to both nurture and nature as concomitant to Hitlerism. At Stanford, eventually, the war within the anthropology department grew so heated that provost Condi Rice resorted to splitting the baby into two departments: anthropological sciences versus cultural and social anthropology, which seemed more a branch of postmodern literary criticism.

One of Harpendings most interesting mathematical solutions was calculating just how much individuals of different racial groups differ.

Not surprisingly, as noticing the broad patterns of similarity and difference among humans increasingly required career-endangering courage, the public lost interest in anthropology.

And yet the study of man couldnt help but attract some of the most adventurous intellects. Harpending, a country boy from the northern Appalachians, spent close to four years in Africa living with tribes of hunting Bushmen and herding Herero.

Henry fell in love with Africa. He seriously considered leaving academia to take up being a Great White Hunter safari guide so he could stay in Africa.

Famous anthropologists tend to elicit or impress their own personalities upon their subject tribes in a sort of Heisenbergian process. Mead, for example, reported back that Samoan teenagers were sexually adventurous, rather like herself, while the macho Napoleon Chagnon found that the Yanomami of South America were as fierce as he was.

In Henrys accounts, the Bushmen and Herero of the Kalahari Desert tended to be, as he was, cheerful, witty, insightful, and brave.

But they were also, he pointed out, quite different, a perception that cultural anthropologists were increasingly unwilling to recognize.

The small, yellow-brown Bushmen, hunters who mated more or less for life and put much effort into feeding their nuclear families, reminded Henry of his upstate New York neighbors. If fathers didnt work, their children would go hungry.

In contrast, the Bantu Herero (distant relatives of American blacks) were full of surprises. In general, black African men seemed less concerned with bringing home the bacon to provision their children than did Bushmen dads.

In black African farming cultures, women do most of the work because agriculture involves light weeding with hoes rather than heavy plowing. Men are less expected to contribute functionally to their childrens upkeep, but are expected to be sexy.

Among the herding Herero, though, the men labored like American cowboys (but to support their mothers, sisters, and nieces rather than their wives and children), while the women gossiped, schemed, and slept around. Henry noted:

My own cynical perspective on it is that the Herero are a nearly perfect 1970s feminist version of Stepford Wives with the sexes reversed. The women pull all the strings and pursue their own interests while the men are droids run by the women, occupied mostly with mumbo-jumbo like witchcraft and the ancestor cult.

What Africans call witch doctors, anthropologists now call traditional healers, which is rather missing the point about the purpose of the dark arts. As Henry observed, semantic cleansing has led to the loss of a lot of knowledge about human cultural diversity.

On his West Hunter blog, Henry observed how the most distinctively African aspect of the widespread belief in witchcraft is that a rival can project malevolent forces vast distances against you without his even consciously willing it:

A colleague pointed out a few weeks ago, after hearing this story, that if [a belief in witchcraft] is nearly pan-African then perhaps some of it came to the New World. Prominent and not so prominent talkers from the American Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like institutional racism and white privilege.

Ta-Nehisi Coates should be proud of how deeply African his style of thinking is.

This Bushmen vs. Herero illustration of the plasticity of human behavior would likely have delighted Boas. But such insights are much too interesting for contemporary cultural anthropologists, since they are only interested in blaming whites, and men, and white men.

In 1999, I started an email group to discuss human biodiversity. Fortuitously, my project happened to bring Henry into contact for the first time with the physicist Gregory Cochran, who had developed an interest in applying and extending evolutionary theory. Together, they went on to set off sparks that might someday be recognized as the leading intellectual development of the early 21st century.

Their overarching breakthrough was the realization that the rapid development of human culture since the invention of agriculture roughly 10,000 years ago doesnt mean that Darwinian evolution slowed down, as was nearly universally assumed in the late 20th century. Instead, the development of new and different cultural pressures on different continents implied that selection must have sped up, increasing the biodiversity of humanity.

In 2005, they illustrated their general thesis with a stunning paper on The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence. One of the great scientific papers of the age, it elicited admiring attention from Steven Pinker and Nicholas Wade. Henry and Greg noted that the proliferation of European Jewish genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs and torsion dystonia are likely offshoots of selection pressure for literacy and numeracy in white-collar occupations in medieval Europe. Just as black Africans are more prone to sickle-cell anemia because its a quick and dirty malaria-fighting mutation, European Jews may have evolved IQ-boosting mutations that extract a medical price.

Harpending and Cochran followed with a mass-market book, The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution, which featured their prediction that modern humans would have some DNA descended from the otherwise extinct Neanderthal species. This was soon confirmed, although to their surprise it turned out that sub-Saharan Africans lacked whatever useful genes the rest of humanity had acquired from Neanderthals.

In 2013, Harpending and Cochran drafted a paper on how the Amish have been evolving over the ten generations theyve been in America toward plainness. While it was formerly assumed that Amish culture would collapse under the blandishments of American consumer society, the opposite appears to be happening: The rate of Amish young adults abandoning their arduous faith is, if anything, dropping. Harpending and Cochran calculated that the Amish have been here long enough for a significant fraction of the DNA that would incline them to join the general population to have boiled off, leaving a more concentrated set of genes adapting the rapidly growing remainder toward the Amish lifestyle.

One of Harpendings most interesting mathematical solutions was calculating just how much individuals of different racial groups differ. The Leninist biologist Richard Lewontin had famously observed in the 1970s that only about 15 percent of genetic variation among humans could be attributed to racial differences.

Lewontin, however, didnt provide the public with a scale for evaluating how large that figure is. After all, there is considerable genetic diversity even among siblings who arent identical twins, and yet the Arabs politically organize their cultures around the maxim: Me against my brother, my brother and I against my cousin, my cousin and I against the world.

Henry long dismissed the concept of ethnic nepotism, until he finally sat down to do the math in the early 2000s. Then he discovered that the similarity within racial groups was comparable to the degree of relatedness between an uncle and his nephewwhich is where the word nepotism comes from.

In other words, on average, people are as closely related to other members of their subracial ethnic group (e.g., Japanese or Italian) versus the rest of the world as they are related to their nephew versus the rest of their ethnic group.

When you stop and think about it, that sounds about right. As Henry pointed out, hed have a hard time identifying a nephew hed never met from a group of white children, while hed have no problem identifying a white child in a group of nonwhite children.

Henry was as brave at defying cowardice in the classroom as at hunting Cape buffalo in Botswana.

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SPLC Targets Feminist Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers | The …

The Southern Poverty Law Center is at it again. In a report on Male Supremacy, an ideology that the group says advocates for the subjugation of women, it included American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, calling her someone who gives mainstream and respectable face to some [Mens Rights Activist] concerns. Sommers told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she finds her inclusion in this report quite surprising.

I completely reject that,” Sommers said. “This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Its absurd. She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she gives mainstream and respectable face to male supremacy:. Theyre blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you.

Sommers thinks that theyre talking about some of the work that Ive done on boys. I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Backand it won an award from a feminist organization.

The AEI scholar finds herself in a precarious position: Theres a mens rights activist group, A Voice for Men, and theyve made videos attacking me, calling me a crypto-misandrist, or something of the sort. So Im attacked by this MRA group for being a female supremacist, and then Im attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a Male Supremacist. I dont take either seriously.

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SPLC Thinks ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers …

Sommers: Im a facts and logic supremacist.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), known for targeting right-leaning thinkers and organizations, included Factual Feminist Christina Hoff Sommers in its report on male supremacy, which the group describes as a hateful ideology advocating for the subjugation of women.

They contend Hoff Sommers legitimizes male supremacy.

The SPLC wrote (emphasis mine):

The mens rights movement has a dedicated international following, including in the United Kingdom and in Australia. Women, too, have helped give the mens rights movement a veneer of even-handedness. Prominent MRAs [Mens Right Activists] also include anti-feminist female voices, such as popular Canadian YouTube personality Karen Straughan, American psychologist Helen Smith, and the former head of a domestic-violence shelter for women, the British Erin Pizzey. Mens rights issues also overlap with the rhetoric of equity feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, who give a mainstream and respectable face to some MRA concerns.

Sommers has a PhD in philosophy, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and hosts the video blog, The Factual Feminist. Yes, Sommers is a feminist, but I guess the left hates her so much because she takes an unbiased approach to issues radical feminists think exist here in America.

She spoke to The Weekly Standard about her inclusion in the report:

I completely reject that, Sommers said. This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Its absurd. She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she gives mainstream and respectable face to male supremacy:. Theyre blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you.

Sommers thinks that theyre talking about some of the work that Ive done on boys. I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Backand it won an award from a feminist organization.

The AEI scholar finds herself in a precarious position: Theres a mens rights activist group, A Voice for Men, and theyve made videos attacking me, calling me a crypto-misandrist, or something of the sort. So Im attacked by this MRA group for being a female supremacist, and then Im attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a Male Supremacist. I dont take either seriously.

Sommers has extensively debunked the supposed gender wage gap. She also argues men have struggles we shouldnt ignore. From PJMedia:

In this, she has not neglected the struggles of men. She noted that 78 percent of those who commit suicide are male, that 93 percent of federal inmates are male, that 60 percent of the homeless are male and that men receive 63 percent longer prison sentences for the same crime. Men live five years less than women, on average.

Men have to be the only oppressor class in history who are less educated, more victimized and have shorter lives than those they oppress, Hoff Sommers quipped.

Sommers uses her Twitter account to bring attention to countries like Iran and China that treat women like second-class citizens.

Today, Ian Bremmer tweeted out that China has many companies that have women on the founding team and board of directors. Sommers wasted no time reminding him that one should not use China as a shining example of gender equality:

SPLCs crazy theories can damage a persons career or organization. Essentially, making the SPLC list is a death sentence. Back in July, Professor Jacobson blogged about how the mainstream media uses SPLC lists to smear organizations. It happened to the successful religious liberty law group Alliance Defending Freedom (SDF).

Here are a few more posts by Professor Jacobson on the tyranny of the SPLC:

As if that werent bad enough, YouTube has secretly used the SPLC to police videos on the website.

Its only a matter of time before they target Sommers series. Here is one of my favorite videos:

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As a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center and editor in chief of its its award-winning, quarterly investigative journal Intelligence Report and its Hatewatch blog, Mark Potok is a leader in one of the most highly regarded operations monitoring the extreme right in the world today. In addition to editing the magazine and the Hatewatch blog, Potok acts as a key spokesman for the SPLC, a well-known civil rights organization based in Alabama, and has testified before the Senate, the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights and in other venues. Before coming to the SPLC in 1997, Potok spent almost 20 years as an award-winning reporter at newspapers including USA Today, the Dallas Times Herald and The Miami Herald. While at USA Today, he covered the 1993 siege in Waco, the rise of militias, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the trial of Timothy McVeigh. In 1996, his editors nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize for a package of stories on racism in Texas public housing. In his current position, Potok is regularly quoted by major media, scholars and book authors in both the United States and abroad.

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At Senior Persons Living Connected, you can select from 100 programs that range from fitness, dance, choirs, arts & crafts and more. You can also sign up for special events, performances, and seasonal trips. From Blueberry picking at St. Andrew’s Scenic Acres to a ferry ride to Ward’s Island:Sunshine Centre for Seniors, there is something for everyone. We also collaborate with our in-house Terrace restaurant to host festive lunches and dinners with fun games, activities and prizes! We arrange special events such as holiday celebrations and special performances.Froma Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Dinner, TamilNew Year, Chinese New Year, Diwali and more. Purchase a $20 full year membership and become an exclusive member. You will receiveaccess to discounts on any recreation trips, activities, and events. Non-members can still participate and join us for all classes, trips, and events, but must pay full price. Visit our Customer Service Reception (CSR) to register for a membership and select your classes Senior Persons Living Connected understands older adults want to be active and enjoy life; we’ve developed our Recreation Program with that in mind! If you areuncertain if a class of interest is right for you, there’s nothing to worry about: Your first class is free!

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SPLC Pulls Anti-Muslim Extremist List | The Daily Caller

The Southern Poverty Law Center has removed an online list of anti-Muslim extremists after British Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz threatened to sue the SPLC over his inclusion on the list. The list is the fourth article in two months the SPLC has deleted over accuracy concerns. The left-wing nonprofit first published the list in November 2016, offering it as a field guide to journalists. In addition to Nawaz, the list included Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who advocates against female genital mutilation, among other issues. Ali blasted the SPLCs deeply offensive smears in an August 2017op-ed for The New York Times. The inclusion of Nawaz and Ali on the list sparked a backlash, including from establishment publications like The Atlantic, but the SPLC didnt remove the page until Awaz took legal action. The SPLC did not return The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment by press time. Awaz recently finished crowdfunding the initial legal fees for his lawsuit against the SPLC, which he first announced in June 2017. Nawaz retained the same law firm, Clare Locke LLP, that led the successful defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the infamous UVA rape hoax. The alleged extremists on its list the organization described as a field guide for journalists were responsible for inciting anti-Muslim hate crimes, the SPLC claimed. This misinformation and hateful rhetoric have consequences. When huge numbers of Americans believe that a majority of Muslims are terrorists or terrorist sympathizers, it can hardly be a surprise that some percentage of them engage in hate crime attacks, the guide said. After all, they learned of the threat they believe Muslims pose from sources who were presented by the media as authoritative experts. The list appears to have been removed within the last week. Internet archives show the page was still live as of April 13 but had been removed by April 18. Nawaz first revealed the lists removal Wednesday while on comedian Joe Rogans podcast. We have retained Clare Locke, they are writing to the Southern Poverty Law Center as we speak. I think they got wind of it the Southern Poverty Law Center and as of yesterday or the day before, theyve removed the entire list thats been up there for two years, Nawaz said. WATCH: The SPLC pulled three articlesin March that drew conspiratorial connections between American political figures and Russian influence operations within the United States. Then, too, it took legal action for the SPLC to correct its inflammatory accusations. Max Blumenthal, son of Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, threatened legal action over a March 9 article tying left-wingers like young Blumenthal to white nationalists and Russian propaganda efforts. The SPLC apologized to Blumenthal and several other individuals named in the article and removed two other Russia-related articles by the same author. They consistently labeled pedestrian conservative organizations as hate groups and have been directly tied to violence against conservatives in the past. Floyd Lee Corkins, who opened fire at the Family Research Center (FRC) in 2012, chose the FRC for his act of violencebecause the SPLC listed them as a hate group,he said. The SPLC removing the list wont be enough to fend off his lawsuit,Awaz said Thursday. Let me reiterate: Im only just getting started, he wrote on Twitter. My case is ongoing. I will see justice. Follow Hasson on Twitter @PeterJHasson Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [emailprotected].

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SPLC’s 2017 Financial Docs Show Big Mone | The Daily Caller

The Southern Poverty Law Center more than doubled its revenue in 2017, in the latest indication that the Trump era has been a financial boon for the left-wing nonprofit. The SPLC reported $136 million in contributions and grants for the most recent fiscal year, more than doubling the $50.2 million the nonprofit reported the previous year. The SPLCended the year with $449 million in net assets, including a$432.7 million endowment. The SPLCs financial portfolio includes off-shore investments in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, the organizationsfinancial documents show. The Capital Research Center, a conservative nonprofit, first noted the SPLCs impressive financial reports on Friday. The centers senior vice president Matthew Vadum noted that it would appear the SPLC is cashing in by generating unjustified fear over a handful of fringe-right groups and by falsely portraying President Trump as a racist would-be fascist dictator. The SPLC did not return The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment. The nonprofits massive financial endowment invites charges that it oversells the threats posed by Klansmen and neo-Nazis to keep donations flowing in from wealthy liberals, Ben Schreckinger noted in a Politico Magazine piece in June 2017.The SPLCs reported endowment increased $113.5 million since then, their most recent filings show. Moreover, while the SPLC markets itself as a bulwark against white nationalists and the Klu Klux Klan, it has consistently mislabeled pedestrian conservative organizations as hate groups, and critics of political correctness as extremists. (RELATED:SPLC Says Army Bases Are Confederate Monuments That Need To Come Down) The SPLC deleted four articles in the last two months over accuracy concerns.Three of the articles tied American journalists and political figures to Russian influence operations in the United States. The fourth article was a list of anti-Muslim extremists, which the SPLC deleted after British Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz threatened legal action over his inclusion on the list. The SPLC faced intense public criticism for including Nawaz and Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the list, which accused them of inciting anti-Muslim hate crimes, but didnt correct the classification until after Nawaz hired an attorney and prepared to sue them. The SPLC put Dr. Ben Carson now the secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an extremist watch list in October 2014, citing statements Carson had made including: Marriage is between a man and a woman; its a well-established pillar of society. Carson stayed on the list for four months. It wasnt until after a public backlash that the SPLC removed Carsons name and apologized in February 2015. The SPLC has been tied to violence against conservatives in the past: Floyd Lee Corkins, who opened fire at the Family Research Center (FRC) in 2012, said he chose the FRC for his act of violencebecause the SPLC listed them as a hate group. Follow Hasson on Twitter @PeterJHasson Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [emailprotected].

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The Scientist vs. the SPLC – Taki’s Magazine

Henry Harpending The dumbing down of the establishment left is amusingly illustrated by how the Southern Poverty Law Center, Americas most lucrative hate group, put the great scientist Henry Harpending (19442016) on their Extremist Info blacklist as a White Nationalist on the grounds that Henry Harpending is a controversial anthropologist at the University of Utah who studies human evolution and, in his words, genetic diversity within and between human populations. (Do you ever get the feeling that SPLC staffers are just going through the motions for the money, or perhaps even intentionally trolling their own racket?) Henry, who died over the weekend, was the rare college professor whose career justified the concept of tenure. The holder of a chair at the U. of Utah in anthropology, the subject perhaps most emasculated by political correctness, he enjoyed a double-sided career as a cultural researcher in the field and as a quantitative genetic theorist at the whiteboard. These days its hard to remember that in the mid20th century anthropology was a subject of considerable glamour, with its two competing wings of physical/genetic anthropology (as exemplified by Francis Galton) and cultural anthropology (Franz Boas) both adding to its prestige. The Darwinians (such as Carleton Coon) argued in favor of nature and the Boasians (such as Margaret Mead) in favor of nurture, and theres nothing much more interesting to debate. The 60s, however, proved disastrous to anthropology, as the left grew increasingly hysterical, seeing a balanced perspective giving weight to both nurture and nature as concomitant to Hitlerism. At Stanford, eventually, the war within the anthropology department grew so heated that provost Condi Rice resorted to splitting the baby into two departments: anthropological sciences versus cultural and social anthropology, which seemed more a branch of postmodern literary criticism. One of Harpendings most interesting mathematical solutions was calculating just how much individuals of different racial groups differ. Not surprisingly, as noticing the broad patterns of similarity and difference among humans increasingly required career-endangering courage, the public lost interest in anthropology. And yet the study of man couldnt help but attract some of the most adventurous intellects. Harpending, a country boy from the northern Appalachians, spent close to four years in Africa living with tribes of hunting Bushmen and herding Herero. Henry fell in love with Africa. He seriously considered leaving academia to take up being a Great White Hunter safari guide so he could stay in Africa. Famous anthropologists tend to elicit or impress their own personalities upon their subject tribes in a sort of Heisenbergian process. Mead, for example, reported back that Samoan teenagers were sexually adventurous, rather like herself, while the macho Napoleon Chagnon found that the Yanomami of South America were as fierce as he was. In Henrys accounts, the Bushmen and Herero of the Kalahari Desert tended to be, as he was, cheerful, witty, insightful, and brave. But they were also, he pointed out, quite different, a perception that cultural anthropologists were increasingly unwilling to recognize. The small, yellow-brown Bushmen, hunters who mated more or less for life and put much effort into feeding their nuclear families, reminded Henry of his upstate New York neighbors. If fathers didnt work, their children would go hungry. In contrast, the Bantu Herero (distant relatives of American blacks) were full of surprises. In general, black African men seemed less concerned with bringing home the bacon to provision their children than did Bushmen dads. In black African farming cultures, women do most of the work because agriculture involves light weeding with hoes rather than heavy plowing. Men are less expected to contribute functionally to their childrens upkeep, but are expected to be sexy. Among the herding Herero, though, the men labored like American cowboys (but to support their mothers, sisters, and nieces rather than their wives and children), while the women gossiped, schemed, and slept around. Henry noted: My own cynical perspective on it is that the Herero are a nearly perfect 1970s feminist version of Stepford Wives with the sexes reversed. The women pull all the strings and pursue their own interests while the men are droids run by the women, occupied mostly with mumbo-jumbo like witchcraft and the ancestor cult. What Africans call witch doctors, anthropologists now call traditional healers, which is rather missing the point about the purpose of the dark arts. As Henry observed, semantic cleansing has led to the loss of a lot of knowledge about human cultural diversity. On his West Hunter blog, Henry observed how the most distinctively African aspect of the widespread belief in witchcraft is that a rival can project malevolent forces vast distances against you without his even consciously willing it: A colleague pointed out a few weeks ago, after hearing this story, that if [a belief in witchcraft] is nearly pan-African then perhaps some of it came to the New World. Prominent and not so prominent talkers from the American Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like institutional racism and white privilege. Ta-Nehisi Coates should be proud of how deeply African his style of thinking is. This Bushmen vs. Herero illustration of the plasticity of human behavior would likely have delighted Boas. But such insights are much too interesting for contemporary cultural anthropologists, since they are only interested in blaming whites, and men, and white men. In 1999, I started an email group to discuss human biodiversity. Fortuitously, my project happened to bring Henry into contact for the first time with the physicist Gregory Cochran, who had developed an interest in applying and extending evolutionary theory. Together, they went on to set off sparks that might someday be recognized as the leading intellectual development of the early 21st century. Their overarching breakthrough was the realization that the rapid development of human culture since the invention of agriculture roughly 10,000 years ago doesnt mean that Darwinian evolution slowed down, as was nearly universally assumed in the late 20th century. Instead, the development of new and different cultural pressures on different continents implied that selection must have sped up, increasing the biodiversity of humanity. In 2005, they illustrated their general thesis with a stunning paper on The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence. One of the great scientific papers of the age, it elicited admiring attention from Steven Pinker and Nicholas Wade. Henry and Greg noted that the proliferation of European Jewish genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs and torsion dystonia are likely offshoots of selection pressure for literacy and numeracy in white-collar occupations in medieval Europe. Just as black Africans are more prone to sickle-cell anemia because its a quick and dirty malaria-fighting mutation, European Jews may have evolved IQ-boosting mutations that extract a medical price. Harpending and Cochran followed with a mass-market book, The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution, which featured their prediction that modern humans would have some DNA descended from the otherwise extinct Neanderthal species. This was soon confirmed, although to their surprise it turned out that sub-Saharan Africans lacked whatever useful genes the rest of humanity had acquired from Neanderthals. In 2013, Harpending and Cochran drafted a paper on how the Amish have been evolving over the ten generations theyve been in America toward plainness. While it was formerly assumed that Amish culture would collapse under the blandishments of American consumer society, the opposite appears to be happening: The rate of Amish young adults abandoning their arduous faith is, if anything, dropping. Harpending and Cochran calculated that the Amish have been here long enough for a significant fraction of the DNA that would incline them to join the general population to have boiled off, leaving a more concentrated set of genes adapting the rapidly growing remainder toward the Amish lifestyle. One of Harpendings most interesting mathematical solutions was calculating just how much individuals of different racial groups differ. The Leninist biologist Richard Lewontin had famously observed in the 1970s that only about 15 percent of genetic variation among humans could be attributed to racial differences. Lewontin, however, didnt provide the public with a scale for evaluating how large that figure is. After all, there is considerable genetic diversity even among siblings who arent identical twins, and yet the Arabs politically organize their cultures around the maxim: Me against my brother, my brother and I against my cousin, my cousin and I against the world. Henry long dismissed the concept of ethnic nepotism, until he finally sat down to do the math in the early 2000s. Then he discovered that the similarity within racial groups was comparable to the degree of relatedness between an uncle and his nephewwhich is where the word nepotism comes from. In other words, on average, people are as closely related to other members of their subracial ethnic group (e.g., Japanese or Italian) versus the rest of the world as they are related to their nephew versus the rest of their ethnic group. When you stop and think about it, that sounds about right. As Henry pointed out, hed have a hard time identifying a nephew hed never met from a group of white children, while hed have no problem identifying a white child in a group of nonwhite children. Henry was as brave at defying cowardice in the classroom as at hunting Cape buffalo in Botswana. SIGN UPDaily updates with TMs latest

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GAIN Community Team | Senior Persons Living Connected

The Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) Clinic is a network of coordinated health care services that provide clinical care and education. A team of health care professionals work collaboratively with patients and families where health concerns may threaten a persons ability to live independently. GAIN is a collaboration between 12 health care providers, including the Central EastCommunity Care Access Centre(CE CCAC) and the Central EastLocal Health Integration Network(CE LHIN). Senior Persons Living Connected partners closely with The Scarborough Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System, and Carefirst Seniors & Community Association located in Scarborough, Ontario. Our team consists of: Our team speaks English, Italian, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Arabic,Punjabi, Urdu,Tagalog, Filipinoand Tamil to assist with communication if necessary. Our team will carry out a geriatric assessment, which is an appointment where illnesses are identified and treated. The GAIN team will also look at other areas that may affect a seniors life, such as self-care, brain function, physical ability,education and support for caregivers.

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SPLC Targets Feminist Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers | The …

The Southern Poverty Law Center is at it again. In a report on Male Supremacy, an ideology that the group says advocates for the subjugation of women, it included American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, calling her someone who gives mainstream and respectable face to some [Mens Rights Activist] concerns. Sommers told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she finds her inclusion in this report quite surprising. I completely reject that,” Sommers said. “This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Its absurd. She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she gives mainstream and respectable face to male supremacy:. Theyre blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you. Sommers thinks that theyre talking about some of the work that Ive done on boys. I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Backand it won an award from a feminist organization. The AEI scholar finds herself in a precarious position: Theres a mens rights activist group, A Voice for Men, and theyve made videos attacking me, calling me a crypto-misandrist, or something of the sort. So Im attacked by this MRA group for being a female supremacist, and then Im attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a Male Supremacist. I dont take either seriously.

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SPLC Thinks ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers …

Sommers: Im a facts and logic supremacist. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), known for targeting right-leaning thinkers and organizations, included Factual Feminist Christina Hoff Sommers in its report on male supremacy, which the group describes as a hateful ideology advocating for the subjugation of women. They contend Hoff Sommers legitimizes male supremacy. The SPLC wrote (emphasis mine): The mens rights movement has a dedicated international following, including in the United Kingdom and in Australia. Women, too, have helped give the mens rights movement a veneer of even-handedness. Prominent MRAs [Mens Right Activists] also include anti-feminist female voices, such as popular Canadian YouTube personality Karen Straughan, American psychologist Helen Smith, and the former head of a domestic-violence shelter for women, the British Erin Pizzey. Mens rights issues also overlap with the rhetoric of equity feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, who give a mainstream and respectable face to some MRA concerns. Sommers has a PhD in philosophy, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and hosts the video blog, The Factual Feminist. Yes, Sommers is a feminist, but I guess the left hates her so much because she takes an unbiased approach to issues radical feminists think exist here in America. She spoke to The Weekly Standard about her inclusion in the report: I completely reject that, Sommers said. This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Its absurd. She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she gives mainstream and respectable face to male supremacy:. Theyre blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you. Sommers thinks that theyre talking about some of the work that Ive done on boys. I wrote an article for the New York Times a few years ago called The Boys at the Backand it won an award from a feminist organization. The AEI scholar finds herself in a precarious position: Theres a mens rights activist group, A Voice for Men, and theyve made videos attacking me, calling me a crypto-misandrist, or something of the sort. So Im attacked by this MRA group for being a female supremacist, and then Im attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a Male Supremacist. I dont take either seriously. Sommers has extensively debunked the supposed gender wage gap. She also argues men have struggles we shouldnt ignore. From PJMedia: In this, she has not neglected the struggles of men. She noted that 78 percent of those who commit suicide are male, that 93 percent of federal inmates are male, that 60 percent of the homeless are male and that men receive 63 percent longer prison sentences for the same crime. Men live five years less than women, on average. Men have to be the only oppressor class in history who are less educated, more victimized and have shorter lives than those they oppress, Hoff Sommers quipped. Sommers uses her Twitter account to bring attention to countries like Iran and China that treat women like second-class citizens. Today, Ian Bremmer tweeted out that China has many companies that have women on the founding team and board of directors. Sommers wasted no time reminding him that one should not use China as a shining example of gender equality: SPLCs crazy theories can damage a persons career or organization. Essentially, making the SPLC list is a death sentence. Back in July, Professor Jacobson blogged about how the mainstream media uses SPLC lists to smear organizations. It happened to the successful religious liberty law group Alliance Defending Freedom (SDF). Here are a few more posts by Professor Jacobson on the tyranny of the SPLC: As if that werent bad enough, YouTube has secretly used the SPLC to police videos on the website. Its only a matter of time before they target Sommers series. Here is one of my favorite videos:

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Cost $20 or $15 for Members (incl. gst) Single sessionSession time 1 hr, 30 minVenue SPLC Room 217 places remaining Bill was born on the pipeline, at No 7 Pumping Station, Gilgai, and lived his early life and schooling as a pipeline kid. His father worked his entire life on three of the OConnor built steam pumping stations, firstly as a fireman, and later as a greaser. Bill became a 42 year career banker, serving at city and country branches, and later in offshore postings in Fiji, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.He retired in 2002, and amongst other things, became a volunteer tour guide with the National Trust, specifically looking after the Trusts steam powered No 1 Pumping station at Mundaring Weir.Bill now lives in South Perth, but his passion is the history and achievements of engineer CY OConnor, and he uses almost any excuse to head for the hills and Mundaring Weir.Bill also has a strong interest in Australian colonial history, being a direct descendent of two First Fleet convicts who arrived at Sydney Cove with Captain Arthur Phillip in January 1788. His direct lineage goes back to five convicts. Enrol Now

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SPLC Director Mark Potok – HuffPost

As a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center and editor in chief of its its award-winning, quarterly investigative journal Intelligence Report and its Hatewatch blog, Mark Potok is a leader in one of the most highly regarded operations monitoring the extreme right in the world today. In addition to editing the magazine and the Hatewatch blog, Potok acts as a key spokesman for the SPLC, a well-known civil rights organization based in Alabama, and has testified before the Senate, the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights and in other venues. Before coming to the SPLC in 1997, Potok spent almost 20 years as an award-winning reporter at newspapers including USA Today, the Dallas Times Herald and The Miami Herald. While at USA Today, he covered the 1993 siege in Waco, the rise of militias, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the trial of Timothy McVeigh. In 1996, his editors nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize for a package of stories on racism in Texas public housing. In his current position, Potok is regularly quoted by major media, scholars and book authors in both the United States and abroad.

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