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Last night we reported about the Des Moines Public Schools using a video in its Modern U.S. History class that tells students the Federation for American Immigration Reform is a “hate group.”

Matthew Tragesser, the press secretary for FAIR, issued the following statement:

“FAIR’s 40-year record speaks for itself. There is more than sufficient evidence revealing that the Southern Poverty Law Center’s labeling of many groups and individuals lacks credibility and that motives for such labeling are for political and financial reasons. The SPLC is a hate group itself, attempting to close down the debate on immigration and silence those who have differing political views. There is no ethical justification for any reporter to cite their findings without independently verifying their veracity.”

The Des Moines Public Schools used a video that labeled a couple of different groups as “hate groups,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The SPLC labels 1,020 groups as “hate groups” in the United States. It placed Dr. Ben Carson on its “Extremist Watch List” in 2015.

Author: Jacob Hall