Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American nonprofit civil rights organization based in Montgomery, Ala., and is noted for its legal victories against white supremacist groups, its legal representation for victims of hate groups, its monitoring of alleged hate groups, militias and extremist organizations, and its educational programs that promote tolerance. The SPLC classifies and lists as hate groups organizations that in its opinion denigrate or assault entire groups of people, typically for attributes that are beyond their control. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]