BROOKLYN, Jan. 13, 2019 ... In light of the numerous anti-Semitic attacks that have taken place in Brooklyn over the past few months, during pre-game last night the Brooklyn Nets wore a specially created “No Place for Hate” shirt, in collaboration with ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). No Place for Hate ® is ADL’s signature education program for combating bias, bullying and hatred in public schools.
In 2018, 13 out of the 17 reported anti-Semitic assaults in New York City took place in the borough of Brooklyn, and in 2019, ADL and the NYPD tracked an alarming increase in the frequency and aggressiveness of anti-Semitic hate crimes. During the five-week period from Dec.1, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020, ADL counted 43 anti-Semitic incidents statewide, up from 30 incidents during the same five-week period a year ago. Nine of the incidents during this five-week period were in Brooklyn. This data represents a more than 40 percent increase year-over-year.
The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office recently contributed additional funding to the ADL’s No Place for Hate ® program, bringing the program to as many as 40 Brooklyn schools -- with an emphasis on public schools in Crown Heights and Williamsburg, where there are large Jewish populations. More information is available at https://www.adl.org/take-action.