Amal and George Clooney’s justice foundation has donated $1 million to fight hate groups in the U.S. after violent neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Clooney family joined forces with the Southern Poverty Law Center to “increase the capacity of the SPLC to combat hate groups in the United States.”
“Amal and I wanted to add our voice (and financial assistance) to the ongoing fight for equality,” said George Clooney in a statement.
“There are no two sides to bigotry and hate. What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate.”
The SPLC follows more than 1,500 extremist groups across U.S., including the neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and neo-Confederate groups that rallied in Charlottesville.