Unfortunately, in many cases, charity is often used as a front to take advantage of well-meaning people or run a scam. This reality recently presented itself in the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
The SPLC is currently facing massive scrutiny after being exposed as a “highly profitable scam,” reports The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Reviewing the SPLC Scam
The scam which has been revealed to be the SPLC was ultimately exposed by employees who worked for the organization. The leftist company is said to have cheated people who donated to them under the belief that they were helping a good cause. To make matters even worse, SPLC actually ignored cases of sexual misconduct, racism, sexism, and other forms of abuse within their own ranks. This is quite ironic, especially since these are evils which SPLC claims to stand against.
Now, as SPLC is exposed, more and more former employees are coming forward with their stories. One ex-employee stated that she didn’t speak out about the aforementioned issues within the organization because she wasn’t directly impacted by the wrongdoings.
In her own words:
“It’s shameful, but when you’re there you kind of end up accepting things. I never even considered speaking out when things happened to me! It doesn’t feel good to recognize that. I was so into the work, and so motivated by it, I kind of shrugged off what was going on.”
Bob Moser, another ex-employee, has admitted that he too was involved in maintaining the scam that is the SPLC.
“Were we complicit, by taking our paychecks and staying silent, in ripping off donors on behalf of an organization that never lived up to the values it espoused? Did we enable racial discrimination and sexual harassment by failing to speak out?”
What do you think about this new development? Are you really all that surprised? Let us know in the comments section down below!
Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.