Yet another multi-million dollar liberal powerbroker has been exposed as a hotbed of racism, sexism, and homophobia.
“Following a botched diversity meeting, a highly critical employee survey and the resignations of two top diversity and inclusion officials, the 600,000-member National Audubon Society is confronting allegations that it maintains a culture of retaliation, fear and antagonism toward women and people of color, according to interviews with 13 current and former staff members,” POLITICO reports.
The National Audubon Society is one of America’s largest and most influential leftist groups, launching virulent attacks on employers and promoting an ecosocialist agenda.
But like many liberal groups, it engages in the very actions of which it falsely accuses conservatives.
“Devon Trotter, a senior specialist for equity, diversity and inclusion, resigned from Audubon last month, claiming that he had faced ‘intimidation and threats,’ including from [president and CEO David] Yarnold himself. Trotter is leaving to work at an organization headed by his former boss, Deeohn Ferris, who was Audubon’s top diversity officer and whom he said was driven out by criticism from Yarnold and other superiors,” POLITICO reports.
A survey of Audubon employees revealed the organization to be deeply racist, sexist, and homophobic. According to Trotter, Yarnold demanded to know the identities of the employees who complained.
Audubon is just the latest liberal group to be exposed as abusive.
The National Health Law Program, founded in 1969 to advocate for socialized medicine, was exposed in 2018 as a racist group.
“…(S)ome of its employees have described an environment allowing mistreatment of minority and LGBTQ employees, including instances of bullying black women; employees telling ‘off-color jokes’ about women and Jewish people; and a ‘sense of not belonging among LGBTQ staff,’ according to a 2018 assessment on its workplace culture,” POLITICO reported.
A 53-page report confirming the allegations was presented to NHeLP leaders in January 2018, but numerous current and former employees tell POLITICO little has been done to stop the culture of abuse.
The radical Nature Conservancy fired its CEO in June 2019 after a string of complaints about sexual harassment.
In 1994 the Montgomery Advertiser won a Pulitzer Prize for documenting rampant racism within the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization founded to supposedly combat racism and document hate groups.
PJ Media reports the Advertiser’s Dan Morse “contacted 13 black former SPLC staffers, and 12 said they either experienced or observed racial problems in the organization. Three recalled hearing racial slurs, three compared the SPLC to a plantation, and two said they had been treated better at predominantly white corporate law firms. Only three said the SPLC did not treat them worse than any other workplace.”
SPLC founder Morris Dees was finally forced to resign in 2019, 25 years later, after reports of racist and sexist abuse of employees.
“Dees was reportedly fired at a time when SPLC staff was complaining about alleged racism and sexism within the organization, which purportedly seeks to end hate and discrimination,” Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow reports. “As the Times reported, the leadership of SPLC is ‘predominantly white.’”
The SPLC’s statement firing its founder indicated a “climate” of racism and sexism remained within the organization decades after the Advertiser report.
“Today we announced a number of immediate, concrete next steps we’re taking, including bringing in an outside organization to conduct a comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices, to ensure that our talented staff is working in the environment that they deserve — one in which all voices are heard and all staff members are respected,” said SPLC President Richard Cohen.
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