Nation of Islam’s Wesley Muhammad calls COVID-19 Punishment for “Sins” of Jews, Israel

(source: Nation of Islam website) On January 10, 2021, Nation of Islam (NOI) Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad provided the latest example in the group’s long history of virulent antisemitism. Muhammad delivered a two-hour sermon, broadcast live from NOI’s national headquarters in Chicago, in which he explicitly and repeatedly blamed Jews and Israel for the coronavirus pandemic. As of January 14, his sermon, titled “Beyond

St. Louis Anti-Defamation League Leader Says Hate Speech Helped Fuel Capitol Riot

St. Louis Public Radio | By Eric Schmid Published January 15, 2021 at 5:13 AM CST LISTEN • 4:04 File Photo / Carolina Hidalgo / St. Louis Public Radio Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in St. Louis, said she wasn’t surprised to see pro-Trump extremists turn violent at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. For some, the violence at

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Recognizing the need to build a younger constituency, this program provides a forum to educate young leaders about ADL and contemporary issues relating to the Jewish people and Israel.

Racist, Extremist, Antisemitic Conspiracies Surround Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, extremists across the ideological spectrum have used the virus as a platform for elaborate and alarming conspiracy theories. In March and April 2020, antisemitic, anti-government and Sinophobic conspiracies about the virus’s origins and “true purpose” were rampant online. In December 2020, as the COVID-19 vaccine was being shipped to frontline workers across the country, very

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice

December’s Books Matter Selection for educators & families 2020 By:  Nikki Grimes When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!” As Kamala grew from a small girl in Oakland to a Senator running for President,

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Nation of Islam’s Wesley Muhammad calls COVID-19 Punishment for “Sins” of Jews, Israel

(source: Nation of Islam website) On January 10, 2021, Nation of Islam (NOI) Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad provided the latest example in the group’s long history of virulent antisemitism. Muhammad delivered a two-hour sermon, broadcast live from NOI’s national headquarters in Chicago, in which he explicitly and repeatedly blamed Jews and Israel for the coronavirus pandemic. As of January 14, his sermon, titled “Beyond

St. Louis Anti-Defamation League Leader Says Hate Speech Helped Fuel Capitol Riot

St. Louis Public Radio | By Eric Schmid Published January 15, 2021 at 5:13 AM CST LISTEN • 4:04 File Photo / Carolina Hidalgo / St. Louis Public Radio Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in St. Louis, said she wasn’t surprised to see pro-Trump extremists turn violent at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. For some, the violence at

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Lead with Empathy, Teach with Anti-Bias

By Scotland Nash Now more than ever, we need to build the capacity for empathy and compassion with our students and school communities. The health crisis of COVID-19 highlighted again the racial disparities across the country. The racial violence embodied in the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and George Floyd re-ignited our understanding of the systemic racism that

Removing Confederate Monuments Needs Work Beyond the Photo-Op

By: Jeremy Hodess Following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, millions have protested to demand reform. These protests have renewed interest in removing Confederate statues and flags from public lands. Both the monuments and the flag are powerful symbols of oppression. Remember that most of these monuments were erected in the Jim Crow era, with a

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ADL In Concert Against Hate

DECEMBER 6, 2020 ADL In Concert Against Hate It is important to build coalitions and lift each other up. Be an ally to other communities and attend rallies and events to show we are one community standing up against antisemitism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination. Join ADL supporters from across the country and around the world to celebrate

Never Is Now Summit on Antisemitism and Hate

NOVEMBER 8 – 19, 2020 Never Is Now Antisemitism, hate and bigotry feed on the rumor mill of untruths. Replace misinformation with facts. Join thousands of experts, community and business leaders, students and concerned community members by taking part in Never Is Now, the world’s largest summit on antisemitism and hate. Delivered virtually in 2020, Never Is Now is the