One year ago, ADL launched Backspace Hate, an initiative supporting victims and targets of online hate and harassment by raising awareness and passing legislation to better hold perpetrators accountable for their harmful actions online. We’re energized by the progress we’ve made but know there is a lot more to do.
An avowed white supremacist in Colorado was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a plot to bomb an historic synagogue. Officials at aTennessee university are investigating after signs saying “It’s okay to be white”appeared around campus. A man in Milwaukee is facing felony hate-crime charges for allegedly throwing acid on a Latino man.
President Trump directs “blatantly racist” tweets at four Democratic Congresswomen of color, telling them to “go back” to where they came from. Argentina marks the solemn 25th anniversary of the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 and wounded 300. White supremacists in Massachusetts have launched a coordinated fliering campaign, targeting area synagogues with propaganda labeling the Holocaust “fake news.”
White supremacists increased college campus recruiting efforts with more propaganda for the third straight year. ADL is part of an initiative to redirect people 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.
Suicide bombers, possibly motivated by ISIS, attack churches and tourist attractions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people; lawmakers in Alabama compare abortion to the Holocaust in proposed legislation; and the leader of a New Mexico militia movement is arrested on gun charges after ‘detaining’ migrants on the Southern border. Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate this week, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.