Leaving Hate Behind

On March 6, 2019 I drove Ross Wishnick to Rutgers School of Social Work in Camden where he spoke on a panel discussion entitled “Leaving Hate Behind” together with Tyree Ordein, DrPH, Safe Schools Coordinator of Garden State Equality and Ronald W. Pierce, Democracy and Justice Fellow of New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. -Lawrence […]

Cedar Grove, NJ adopts anti-BDS resolution

Cedar Grove becomes 22nd New Jersey Municipality to Pass SWC Forwarded anti-BDS Resolution The Simon Wiesenthal Center would like to offer our congratulations and appreciation to the township of Cedar Grove, NJ for voting last week to adopt the SWC forwarded anti-BDS resolution and becoming the twenty-second (22) local New Jersey municipality to do so. A special […]

MUSLIM AMERICANS SEE A MAJOR SPIKE IN HATE CRIMES—AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Islamophobic incidents are up, but so is Muslim-American engagement in politics. MASSOUD HAYOUN JUL 18, 2018 (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Muslim-American community advocates recorded a surge in reports of Islamophobic incidents this year amid what some say is the government’s sanctioning of xenophobia directed at their community. Despite this uptick in bigotry, there’s been an unprecedented number […]

Black Americans are still victims of hate crimes more than any other group

  Black Americans are still victims of hate crimes more than any other group By Lillianna Byington, Brittany Brown and Andrew Capps, News21 Aug. 16, 2018 “Black Americans are still victims of hate crimes more than any other group” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — […]

Europe’s Jew Hatred, and Ours: A new CNN poll reveals that one in four Europeans are anti-Semitic.

By Bari Weiss Ms. Weiss is an editor and writer in the Times Opinion section.  Nov. 29, 2018 Far-right marchers passed by the Reichstag in Berlin this month on the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom against Jews.CreditOmer Messinger/EPA, via Shutterstock ImageFar-right marchers passed by the Reichstag in Berlin this month on the 80th anniversary of […]

A passage from Milton Mayer’s 1955 book “They Thought They Were Free”

borrowed from /u/EmergencyTaco I’d like to share a passage from Milton Mayer’s 1955 book “They Thought They Were Free”. This passage explores exactly how the German people transitioned from frustrated citizens in 1933 to full-blown Nazis in 1945. Here’s the thing: changes like that don’t happen overnight, it takes quite a long time. The issue is […]

‘You need your voting power’: Florida’s ex-felons fight for their voting rights

NBC News Florida’s electorate will vote on an amendment on the November ballot that would restore voting rights to most of the 1.7 million people who can’t vote because they have a felony conviction. Read the full story

Muslims crowdfund for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Crowdfunding has become a go-to effort for relief following hate crimes and mass shootings in the US. 13 hours ago US Muslim-American community raise tens of thousands of dollars for victims of shooting attack [Cathal McNaughton/ Reuters] MORE ON UNITED STATES The end of ‘terrorism’?today Trump: Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitismtoday Honduran migrant caravan joined by […]

Two more platforms have suspended Gab in the wake of Pittsburgh shooting

Stripe and cloud host Joyent have indicated that they will suspend Gab’s accounts By Andrew Liptak@AndrewLiptak  Oct 28, 2018, 9:14am EDT SHARE Hours after Paypal confirmed that it had suspended social network platform Gab, two additional companies have informed the site that they plan to suspend their services: payment processing site Stripe, and cloud hosting company Joyent. […]