White Supremacists Increase Efforts to Recruit on College Campuses

  • June 28, 2019
ADL Headlines newsletter

Edition: June 27, 2019

THE WEEK’S BIG 3

White supremacists increased college campus recruiting efforts with more propaganda distributions for the third straight year. ADL and partners are teaming up in an initiative to help redirect those seeking extremist content on the internet to material that exposes the falsehoods of these hateful movements. In a victory for immigration advocates, the Supreme Court ruled the Trump Administration cannot, for now, include the citizenship question on the 2020 census.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

1)    White Supremacists Continue to Spread Hate on American Campuses

“The just-completed spring semester saw more extremist propaganda on campus than any preceding semester, the ADL said, with 161 incidents on 122 different campuses across 33 states and the District of Columbia.” Associated Press: READ MORE

+ Read ADL’s report on white supremacist propaganda in 2018-2019

+ White Supremacy Activity Spread on Campuses – Inside Higher Ed

2)    Redirecting Hate: ADL Hopes Googling for KKK or Jihad Will Take You Down a Different Path

“The ADL, Moonshot CVE and the Gen Next Foundation are joining forces in the U.S. to apply the Redirect Method, a program that steers individuals who search online for violent or extremist content to material that exposes the falsehoods and hatred and directs them to non-violent alternatives.” USA Today: FULL STORY

+ Press Release: ADL and Partners Counter White Supremacists Online Through Google Search

+ “Countering white supremacy, violent jihadism and online extremism is a top priority for us at @ADL…” – Jonathan Greenblatt tweet

3)    Supreme Court Puts Citizenship Question on Hold in Census Case

“Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., writing for the majority, said the explanation offered by the Trump administration for adding the question – asking whether a person is a citizen – was inadequate. But he left open the possibility that it could provide an adequate answer.” The New York Times: READ MORE 

+ ADL Welcomes Supreme Court Decision to Block Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

+ Amicus brief filed by ADL and coalition partners in New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce

KEY ADL SOCIAL STATEMENTS

•    We will never stop fighting for immigrants. This Admin’s vicious attacks on asylum seekers needs to end now…
•    New poll from @PRRIpoll finds growing number of Americans support small businesses to refuse service to Jews…
•    During #PrideMonth, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the #Stonewall uprising…

IN THE COMMUNITY

•    ‘I Can’t Be Naïve Anymore’: Targeted by Arson Fires, Mass. Rabbis Face Anti-Semitism at Home (The Boston Globe)
•    Several Swastikas Spray Painted in La Jolla Neighborhood (KGTV, ABC San Diego)
•    NCSS Earns District-Wide ‘No Place for Hate’ Designation (The Covington News, GA)

ADL IN THE NEWS

•    After 9 Months, Reddit Finally Bans Group Spreading Thinly Veiled Anti-Semitism (The Times of Israel)
•    White Supremacist Propaganda Swells to Record Levels on Campuses (The Wall Street Journal)
•    College Campuses Saw a 7 Percent Increase in White Supremacist Fliers This Year (JTA)

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