Mark Potok

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Mark Potok is a spokesman and director of publications and information for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama, a nonprofit organization that arose from the anti-segregation movement to counter extremism and hate crimes.

Potok's father was Jewish, but Potok doesn’t consider himself Jewish and he was raised Christian.

He is the editor of quarterly investigative journal Intelligence Report. He has testified before the United States Senate, the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights and in other venues. The son of Joan and Andrew Potok, he grew up in Plainfield, Vermont,[1][2] and studied at University of Chicago (from 1974 to 1978). He spent almost 20 years as reporter at several newspapers, including USA Today, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Miami Herald.

The Intelligence Report received the 2007 Investigative Award part of the UTNE Independent Press Awards.[3]

He has appeared frequently on the Democracy Now! show.[4][5][6][7][8]


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