Many people are familiar with George Soros who is one of the wealthiest individuals in the world, according to Forbes Magazine. Yet, they may not be aware of the political views he holds. According to Discover the Networks, one only has to look at the organizations that he supports to understand this powerful investor’s political point of view on Snopes.
America Violates Citizen’s Rights
George Soros believes that many people living in America do not have the most basic human rights. Therefore, he supports The Bill of Rights Defense Committee. This committee encourages communities to not enforce the provisions of the Patriot Act. He also is a supporter of the American Arab Institute believing that Muslim Americans have wrongly been persecuted since the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Support for Nonwhite Groups
George Soros believes that many ethnic groups in America need to become more powerful on opensocietyfoundations.org. He believes that too much power still is in the hands of white Americans. Therefore, he supports the:
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
National Council of La Raza
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Inequities based on Skin Color in American Courts
Soros believes that people of color are more likely to be found guilty than those who are white. George Soros supports The Sentencing Project working to get everyone shorter prison terms. He also is a benefactor of Critical Resistance who believes that if wealth were redistributed, there would be less crime. He also gives money to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights who works to change many laws that they perceive as based on color.
George Soros had to make it on his own as he is an immigrant from Hungary. Before coming to the United States, he attended the London School of Economics while working full time. Since George Soros understands the struggle of the working student, he donates money to help other students. The Center for the Community Way is one group that Soros supports. This organization looks for upcoming progressive stars. Another group that George Soros actively supports is Democracy for America who trains about 10,000 students in activism each year.
Soros chose to come to America. Therefore, he has the right to spend the money that he made in the way that he sees fit. Other Americans need to become aware, however, of the causes that he supports on Politico.