Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SPLC wins Best Investigative Reporting

The Utne Reader has selected the Southern Poverty Law Center's in-depth reporting of racist organizations and anti-immigration efforts as their 2007 award for in-depth and investigative reporting.

In a time when media reflection on the country's race issues comes down to parsing the latest celebrity gaffe, Intelligence Report reminds us that organized, violent racism often written-off as a troubling relic of a bygone era endures... the magazine tracks extremist movements and their ideological ripples throughout society. In the Spring 2007 issue, for instance, it was reported that the number of hate groups in the United States has swelled along with the nation's rising tide of populist anti-immigration sentiments, climbing 40 percent to 844 in a six-year period (2000 to 2006).

Well deserved.

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