ADL Condemns Racist Faxes Sent to California State Senator Leland Yee

San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2011… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the racist and threatening faxes that were sent to California State Senator Leland Yee yesterday. The messages come on the heels of Senator Yee's criticism of Rush Limbaugh for making remarks about China' President Hu Jintao that played on stereotypes about Chinese people. 

Regional Director Daniel S. Sandman stated that, "It is intolerable for anyone to resort to prejudice and intimidation to make a political point. The reported bigoted content of the faxes is deeply disturbing. We hope that a thorough investigation will reveal the identities of the perpetrators and put an end to this attempt to menace one of our public officials."

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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