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George and Amal Clooney’s Foundation Gives $1 Million to the SPLC to Fight Hate Groups

In the wake of the deadly violence at a white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia,  the Clooney Foundation for Justice has donated $1 million dollars to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to combat hate groups in the United States.

The Clooney Foundation for Justice was established in 2016 was co-founded by George and Amal Clooney, who serve as the foundation’s presidents.

“We are proud to support the Southern Poverty Law Center in its efforts to prevent violent extremism in the United States. What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate,” said George and Amal Clooney

“Like George and Amal Clooney, we were shocked by the size, ugliness, and ferocity of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville,” said SPLC President Richard Cohen. “It was a reflection of just how much Trump’s incendiary campaign and presidency has energized the radical right. We are deeply grateful to the Clooney Foundation for standing with us at this critical moment in our country’s fight against hate.”

The SPLC monitors the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists. It currently tracks more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country.

 

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  1. We all know Charlottesville was planned and staged. We’ve seen the videos of the buses with kkk and blm members travelling to the protest together. Soon, the whole world will too.

    There is no race war except for the one that is being created. Look around you. How many people of all colors get along with, work with, are friends with etc….other people of all colors? MOST OF US.

    Stop drinking the kool-aid, it’s bad for you.

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