Southern Poverty Law Center: anti-hate watchdog fires cofounder

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nationally known not-for-profit organization that monitors hate groups, said Thursday it had fired its cofounder Morris Dees, who once won a lawsuit that bankrupted a leading Ku Klux Klan group.

“I think the Southern Poverty Law Center is a very fine group and I devoted nearly 50 years of my life to it and I’m proud of its work,” Dees said.

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