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2012 Annual Report
Anti-Semitism. Bigotry. Hate crimes. Bullying. Extremism.

2012 Annual Report


One hundred years ago when ADL was founded, the U.S. was a land of freedom and opportunity. But Jews, blacks, women and immigrants were not treated as equal citizens, did not feel respected and were even afraid to speak out for themselves. Now, America is a more inclusive country—in no small part because of the Anti-Defamation League’s efforts. See how far we’ve come in the last century—and how far we have yet to go.

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Annual Report 2012: Anti-Semitism


Even though we have made great progress, hate speech and hate violence against Jews persists.
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Annual Report 2012: Bigotry


Slurs and discrimination are no longer acceptable in America. Yet our work is not finished.
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Annual Report 2012: Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

Unlike in 1913, hate crime suspects are now subject to a federal hate crime law originally crafted by ADL.
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Annual Report 2012: Bullying


Today, with ADL's help, bullying is no longer written off as a rite of passage.
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Annual Report 2012: Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

In America, different religions flourish, and ADL helps protect that right.
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Annual Report 2012: Extremism


ADL has monitored and exposed extremist activity for more than half a century.
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Annual Report 2012: Israel


An important part of ADL's mission has been exposing, speaking out against and trying to prevent threats from harming the Jewish state.
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Annual Report 2012: Law Enforcement and Security

Law Enforcement and Security

ADL trains law enforcement on the latest data and trends in extremism, counterterrorism and hate crimes.
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Annual Report 2012: Holocaust Education

Holocaust Education

We strive to ensure that the horrors of the Holocaust are never forgotten or repeated.
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Annual Report 2012: Interfaith


Building bridges to other faiths can help build a world without hate.
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— from Edmund Burke

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