However, the have suffered a huge backlash for comparing black Neurosurgeon Ben Carson to the Ku Klus Klan.
The SPLC deleted their attack piece on Dr. Ben Carson and issued an apology. They claimed the attack piece was published last October, however it appeared as a new item on their website about a week ago.
The SPLC posted a picture of Dr. Ben Carson next to robbed Ku Klux Klan members, the Westboro Baptist Church, and individuals convicted of armored car heists.
We’ve come under intense criticism for doing so, we’ve reviewed our profile and have concluded that it did not meet our standards, so we have taken it down and apologize to Dr. Carson for having posted it.We’ve also come to the conclusion that the question of whether a better-researched profile of Dr. Carson should or should not be included in our “Extremist Files” is taking attention from the fact that Dr. Carson has, in fact, made a number of statements that express views that we believe most people would conclude are extreme.