- Tracking the activities of hate groups and domestic terrorists across America, and filing lawsuits that seek to destroy networks of radical extremists.
- Using the courts and other forms of advocacy to win systemic reforms on behalf of victims of bigotry and discrimination.
- Providing educators with free resources that teach schoolchildren to reject hate, embrace diversity, and respect differences.
Thousands of vulnerable children – disproportionately black and often suffering from learning disabilities – are being needlessly pushed out of schools and into the juvenile justice system.
The SPLC monitors hate groups and extremists throughout the U.S. and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media, and the public. The center has crippled some of the country’s most notorious hate groups by suing them for murders and other violent acts committed by their members.
Immigrants perform some of the hardest, most dangerous jobs in our economy – for the least amount of pay. But they are routinely cheated out of their wages and denied basic protections in the workplace. They face bigotry and discrimination in their communities and are vulnerable to hate crimes.
The SPLC is dedicated to defending the rights of the LGBT community. Its current work has a national reach but is primarily focused on the Southeast where relatively few organizations advocate for this community.
The center’s Teaching Tolerance program reduces prejudice, improves intergroup relations, and supports equitable school experiences for the nation’s children. The center provides free anti-bias resources to teachers.