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Matt Pearce

Matt Pearce is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times and frequently writes about violence, disasters, social movements and civil liberties. A University of Missouri graduate, he has covered news in the Midwest for a number of publications and previously wrote about technology, culture and the Middle East as a featured writer for the New Inquiry. He hails from Kansas City, Mo.
Southern Poverty Law Center picks former Michelle Obama aide to investigate workplace complaints

The Southern Poverty Law Center has tapped Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff to lead a “top-to-bottom” examination of its workplace culture, less than a week after the anti-hate nonprofit fired co-founder Morris Dees for misconduct.

Southern Poverty Law Center fires co-founder Morris Dees amid employee uproar

It's a stunning development at the organization that became a bedrock of anti-extremism research and activism in the U.S. under Dees’ leadership.

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