Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era

Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era is a comprehensive resource with historical context, fact-based descriptions of prevalent antisemitic myths, contemporary examples and calls-to-action for addressing this hate. VIEW GUIDE Introduction Definition of Antisemitism Antisemitism in History: Antisemitism in Global History Antisemitism in American History Antisemitic Myths: Jews have too much power Jews are disloyal Jews

What is the Electoral College and Why Is it Controversial?

A New Table Talk for Families: The Electoral College is an election topic that inspires confusion, controversy and conflict. Many people know that the Electoral College is part of the Presidential election process but may be unsure about its importance and how it works. In the early days of our country’s formation, deciding on the process for electing a U.S. President

Safeguarding the Right to Vote This National Voter Registration Day

September 22— National Voter Registration Day — is a nonpartisan civic holiday that celebrates the cornerstone of our democracy, the vote, by creating broad awareness of voter registration opportunities.  In addition to providing information about voter registration and other resources, the day is an appropriate occasion to underscore that the success of the American democratic experiment relies, at its core, on the rule

ADL says senator’s tweet linking Kim Gardner to Soros evokes anti-Semitism. Does it?

NOTE:  ADL Heartland did not accuse Senator Onder of antisemitism. Our concern was with the inclusion of George Soros in the Senator’s tweet, noted below. What we said highlights whether “subtly or not” [the appearance of Mr. Soros as his name appeared in the tweet] opens a gateway to the pervasive anti-Semitic subculture that blames Jews for the riots or

ADL Troubled by OMB Memorandum on Critical Race Theory Trainings

New York, NY, September 11, 2020 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) expressed grave concern over the recent announcement from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) addressed to the heads of all Executive Branch Departments and Agencies. The announcement said the Trump administration intends to end all trainings related to critical race theory or white privilege for federal agency

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Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era

Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era is a comprehensive resource with historical context, fact-based descriptions of prevalent antisemitic myths, contemporary examples and calls-to-action for addressing this hate. VIEW GUIDE Introduction Definition of Antisemitism Antisemitism in History: Antisemitism in Global History Antisemitism in American History Antisemitic Myths: Jews have too much power Jews are disloyal Jews

What is the Electoral College and Why Is it Controversial?

A New Table Talk for Families: The Electoral College is an election topic that inspires confusion, controversy and conflict. Many people know that the Electoral College is part of the Presidential election process but may be unsure about its importance and how it works. In the early days of our country’s formation, deciding on the process for electing a U.S. President

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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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Quarterly meeting: US Attorneys Hate Crimes Task Force

The Task Force has been a regional response to hate crimes and bias incidents since 1997. More than 90 representatives of organizations and agencies engaged in the work of decreasing racism, bias, bigotry and discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion meet to discuss incidents, share concerns, create responses. The original goal of the hate crimes initiative was to make St.

WORDS TO ACTION: Virtual and Engaging

ADL Heartland invites you to participate in youth and community learning, Virtual Words to Action. We seek to empower members of the Jewish community who may intentionally avoid difficult conversations about Israel, antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and how these events often blur. At the close, you will have tools to navigate sometimes tense dialogues and address emotional responses to Israel and how