After an eventful year as a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Associate Board I have decided to step up my commitment to the organization as a Co-chair of the Programming Committee. The Associate Board provided me with the unique opportunity to get involved with a nonpartisan organization whose mission is more critical than ever as we continue witness a rise in extremist ideology around the world.
White nationalists, emboldened by nativist right-wing politics, publically espouse their racist ideologies and commit acts of terrorism. We have witnessed a record number of deadly attacks against minority communities. Explicit anti-Semitism is also flourishing within the ranks of progressive politics. Liberal politicians are using longstanding anti-Semitic tropes under the guise of humanitarianism. Their talking points are the same ones spread by bigots from David Duke to Louis Farrakhan.
I would have never imagined that in 2019 we would be experiencing so much divineness, hatred and violence. I look forward to stepping up my involvement this year.
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