A George Soros-backed feminist group that battles “structural racism and poisonous masculinities” has been awarded a $2 million taxpayer-funded grant by the Biden administration.
Taller Salud, a nonprofit that goals to fight violent crime in Puerto Rico, obtained the funding from the Justice Department in October.
The group stated it plans to make use of the federal government cash to work with not less than 40 males, ages 15 to 30, every year for 3 years as a part of its Peace Accords program.
This quantities to a complete of not less than 120 males instructed and about $17,000 spent per particular person, if further individuals aren’t added and a number of the funding isn’t doled out to different points.
For context, Puerto Rico’s per-capita revenue was about $14,000 in 2021.
The Peace Accords program deploys “extremely skilled violence interrupters,” together with ones who handle “structural racism and poisonous masculinities” to curtail violence, in keeping with an outline of the grant, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
“The three yr, $2,000,0000 award will enable TS to proceed offering a neighborhood violence intervention program that works on the particular person degree and on the neighborhood degree searching for crime discount, enhancing the legal justice response to crimes and denormalizing crime locally of Loíza and the northeastern area of Puerto Rico,” the group stated.
Taller Salud describes itself as a “neighborhood based mostly feminist group devoted to enhancing girls’s entry to well being care, to lowering violence throughout the neighborhood and to encourage financial development.”
It has obtained funding from quite a few teams together with left-leaning billionaire Soros’ Open Society Foundations and Planned Parenthood.
The DOJ grant got here from its Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative, which funds numerous packages aimed toward lowering violent crime.
Puerto Rico is stricken by excessive crime charges in comparison with US states. In 2020, it averaged about 17 homicide victims per 100,000 folks, in comparison with the US nationwide common of 6.4, in keeping with information from the UN.
Taller Salud CEO Tania Rosario Méndez payments herself as an “anti-racist activist for environmental justice and gender equality” on her Instagram web page.
The group additionally has spent cash to fight poverty, in keeping with tax information. This contains $264,665 that went to its “Peace and Development” program, which goals to “eradicate poverty,” throughout fiscal yr 2020.
Puerto Rico suffers from a excessive poverty price, which hovers round 40% relying on the yr, per the US Census.