Day Three of this thing goes to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The SPLC is probably the most important legal adversary for hate groups and bias-based crime in the country. They’re the leading non-governmental experts on hate groups in the world. In addition to direct legal challenges, they provide services like training for law enforcement, educational resources, and run the Civil Rights Memorial. They’ve got an impressive résumé of high-profile wins against folks like the KKK and Aryan Nations, and provide much broader visibility into the widespread nature of hate- and bias-based crimes more generally (including a very useful dataset tracking the increase in hate crimes following last month’s election). They take on both extremist groups and institutional frameworks that support them, including active work on criminal justice reform. They’ve been doing their job since 1971, and I’m happy to be able to offer some support.