There is plenty of blame to go around when it comes to Janet Mock’s decision to cancel her “Redefining Realness” talk at Brown University this week. Ms. Mock, a transgender best-selling author, canceled her talk following pressure from Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to reject the invitation due to Brown Hillel’s involvement.
At ADL, we monitor extremism and misinformation regularly as part of our work fighting hate. As is the case with many legacy organizations, there is a fair amount of misinformation spread about who ADL is and the reality of the work we do. To help stop the spread of this misinformation, below are responses to some of the most egregious claims.
“Six Gorillion” is an anti-Semitic phrase used by white supremacists to refer to the Jews who died during the Holocaust (typically thought to be around six million). They replace “million” with “gorillion” to give the impression that Jews wildly exaggerate Holocaust-related deaths.
ALTERNATE NAMES: Muh Six Gorillion