anti-semitism

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We are all Jews now. To fight anti-semitism, it’s time to don a Kippah | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 23, 2021

Anti-Semitism threatens us all. We are all Jews. And we must show solidarity - here's an easy way to do that.

Will Philly NAACP boss who shared anti-Semitic meme run for another term at the top? He’s not saying

BY: - May 10, 2021

“[Muhammad] has not indicated to me that he’s planning to run or is not planning to run,” said Cofield, a member of the national NAACP board of directors.

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021: 5 websites to help educate about the horrors of the Holocaust

BY: - January 27, 2021

For instance, a 2018 survey of 1,350 people age 18 and older found that 11 percent of U.S. adults and 22 percent of millennials had not heard of – or were not sure if they had heard of – the Holocaust.

National NAACP takes over Philly chapter after president’s anti-Semitic Facebook post

BY: - August 26, 2020

The executive committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP voted on Aug. 20 to dissolve itself and yield full control to the national office.

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After an act of hate, community rallies for Harrisburg synagogue. Here’s what lawmakers can do next | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 13, 2020

Authorities are investigating swastikas painted on Kesher Israel Congregation in Harrisburg. Lawmakers can pass hate crimes legislation in response.

NAACP national leadership backs Rodney Muhammad despite his anti-Semitic post

BY: - August 5, 2020

NAACP leadership condemned Rodney Muhammad’s social media post but stopped short of calling for him to resign on Wednesday.

Frustration building inside local, state NAACP over Rodney Muhammad

BY: - August 4, 2020

Frustration is building inside the local and state NAACP over Rodney Muhammad weeks after the head of the organization’s Philadelphia branch shared an anti-Semitic meme.

While others pile on, some Blacks stand by Philly NAACP prez after he shares anti-Semitic meme

BY: - July 29, 2020

State and local leaders and numerous groups have called for Rodney Muhammad's resignation, saying the post was “vile” and “racist."

Wolf, Shapiro, Black and Jewish leaders call for Philadelphia NAACP president to resign

BY: - July 29, 2020

State Sen. Anthony Williams said the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP should remove Muhammad from office if he does not resign.

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Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in Pa. hit 2nd-highest level ever in 2019 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 13, 2020

Pa.'s 2019 tally was the 5th highest nationwide, according to the ADL, and the second-highest since tracking began in 1979.

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US Constitution

Think we’re powerless against hate speech? The Constitution provides plenty of room to address it | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - December 17, 2019

Not all speech is protected by the First Amendment. And the limits do point to actions that can legally be taken against hate speech.

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‘We cannot ignore the threads’ that connect acts of hate, Holocaust survivors, supporters say at Capitol ceremony

BY: - May 1, 2019

Wednesday's remembrance ceremony in the ornate reception room outside Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's office in the Capitol was the 35th annual observance.