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April 23, 2021
THE WEEK’S BIG 3
The former Minneapolis Police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes last year was found guilty Tuesday of all three charges against him, including second-degree murder. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt asked advertisers to pull their ads from Fox News and its prime-time show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in a speech to the World Federation of Advertisers. The Senate passed with overwhelming bipartisan support a hate crimes bill to address a drastic increase in violence and discrimination directed at Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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) Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of All Three Charges for Killing George Floyd
“The second-degree murder charge said Chauvin assaulted Floyd with his knee, which unintentionally caused Floyd's death. The third-degree murder charge said Chauvin acted with a ‘depraved mind,’ and the manslaughter charge said his ‘culpable negligence’ caused Floyd's death.” CNN: FULL STORY
+ NAACP tweet: As we cheer for the verdict in the #DerekChauvinTrail let’s remember what we are fighting for and what we want #GeorgeFloyd’s legacy to be! #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd means #POLICEREFORMNOW!
“In his speech Tuesday, Greenblatt said that while Murdoch may claim Carlson does not embrace white supremacist tropes, the host's message ‘was not lost on those white supremacists and bigots who are now applauding him for embracing their talking points.’” The Hill: READ MORE
3) COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill to Fight Asian American Discrimination Passes Senate
“The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act cleared the chamber in a 94-1 vote Thursday. It would expedite the Justice Department's review of hate crimes and would designate an official at the department to oversee the effort.” USA Today: LEARN MORE
KEY ADL SOCIAL STATEMENTS
- The Asian community has been under attack throughout the #COVID19 pandemic and these hateful words and actions have far-reaching consequences. ADL applauds Senators for condemning this violence and taking action today to #StopAsianHate by passing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act…
- Thank you @RepTedDeutch and @RepMcCaul for leading this important bipartisan letter showing overwhelming Congressional support for sustaining US defense assistance to Israel and opposing unfairly conditioning aid pledged under the 2016 MoU…
- Conspiracy theorist @naomirwolf was on @FoxNews doing what she does best: spreading offensive & false conspiracy theories. This time, bizarrely claiming that Dr. Fauci cannot be trusted because, among other things, he received an Israeli humanitarian award…
IN THE COMMUNITY
- Historic Colorado KKK membership documents, newly published, show white supremacy was rampant in 1920s Denver (Denverite)
- Nevada lawmakers advance bill against organized harassment (Associated Press)
- Judge: Boston exam schools admissions policy ‘race-neutral’ (FOX Boston)
ADL IN THE NEWS
- 'Normalization of hate:' White nationalist language of America First Caucus sets off new alarms on racism (USA Today)
- Fox News Thinks Tucker Carlson Is Still Good for Business (Bloomberg Opinion)
- Anti-Trans Legislation And Rulings Are Part Of A Bigger Picture (Above the Law – Karen Levit op-ed)