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October 19, 2009

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"The positive contributions Dees has made to justice--most undertaken based upon calculations as to their publicity and fund raising potential--are far overshadowed by what Harper's described as his "flagrantly misleading" solicitations for money. He has raised millions upon millions of dollars with various schemes, never mentioning that he does not need the money because he has $175 million and two "poverty palace" buildings in Montgomery. He has taken advantage of naive, well-meaning people--some of moderate or low incomes-- who believe his pitches and give to his $175-million operation. He has spent most of what they have sent him to raise still more millions, pay high salaries, and promote himself. Because he spends so much on fund raising, his operation spends $30 million a year to accomplish less than what many other organizations accomplish on shoestring budgets." ---Stephen B. Bright, Exec Director of Southern Center for Human Rights (and former Dees associate), from a letter to the Dean of the University of Alabama Law School.

http://georgiaheritagecouncil.org/site2/commentary/The_Southern_Poverty_Business_Model-By_Ken_Silverstein(Harpers_Magazine).htm

"Morris Dees is a con man and fraud." --- Stephen B. Bright, from same letter.

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