Recently, Hurtubise shared a link to an article by Jenny Stephens, a freelance journalist (see below). According to Stephens, Microsoft donates money through its online reward program, allowing users of their services, including the search engine Bing, to accrue money to be given to the charities of their choice, including identified hate groups. The users themselves don’t have to contribute a cent.
It is getting more and more difficult for well-intentioned donors to know how their money is actually being spent by groups who purport to be benevolent.
It is a free country, thank goodness. This means that hate groups are allowed to exist, and those who wish to give them money are allowed to do that, so long as they do not commit any crimes. The point is, if donors do not know how their money is being used, then they aren’t exercising true freedom.
The article lists a number of groups readers can research. Aji rejects any form of discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, ethnicity, race, nation of origin, any of the groups protected by U.S. law. We stand with the Southern Poverty Law Poverty Center and other organizations that work to protect the constitutional freedoms and rights of all Americans, not just our own.
We appreciate Mark Hurtubise in sharing this article with our readers so that you may make truly informed choices .
Thank you, Mark, and thank you also to Jenny Stephens for making this information available to all.
Hate groups don’t sleep, so those hoping to curb the inequity and violence they foment can’t sleep, either. Hate groups don’t just herald their own rights. They work tirelessly to deny others their constitutional rights, believing their own personal beliefs and values, including in some cases outright bigotry, should be inflicted on everyone else.
That is not our idea of democracy. And so we share this article, hoping that 2023 will be a year of tolerance and respect, empathy and compassion around the globe but especially here in the U.S., a nation founded on those very values.