What Are We Doing “About” Ferguson?

That was the big question in the region in the first days and weeks after the terrible shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. There was an enormous need for people to know how others were actually going to “solve” the problem that had been posed by the circumstances under which Brown died.  What became clear

Gordmans Partners with Anti-Defamation League to Stop Bullying in Schools

For the second consecutive year, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans are teaming up to promote ADL’s No Place for Hate® initiative. The goal is to help eradicate hatred, prejudice and bullying as students and teachers prepare to head back to school this fall. Research shows that 28 percent of students ages 12 to 18

Inappropriate Use of Holocaust Analogies Must Be Discouraged

St. Louis, June 12.  St. Louis City streets signs addressing activity by members of the homeless community are vandalized with language reflecting the awful history of the Holocaust.   ADL has long challenged the use of Holocaust   analogies, something seen consistently in the media, in political and education circles.  It appears that the Holocaust is fair game whenever a commentator wishes to

ADL Congratulates MIchael Sam and the St. Louis Rams

 St. Louis, MO, May 11, 2014. Sharing in the excitement of yesterday’s NFL Draft, the  Anti-Defamation League sends its congratulations both to Michael Sam and to the St.  Louis Rams. Sam is not only a talented player, he is a courageous leader and a role  model for so many. Sam’s addition to the team is a benefit not simply to

ADL Calls Shootings “Heinous and Unspeakable Acts of Violence”

St. Louis, MO, April 13, 2014 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called the shootings earlier today at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City, which left three people dead, “an unspeakable and heinous act of violence” and called on the public not to draw any conclusions until authorities have released the results of the investigation. While authorities have not yet