Oregon’s first No Place for Hate® school!

Alder Creek Middle School (located in a suburb of Portland, OR) became the first school in the state of Oregon to earn ADL’s esteemed No Place for Hate® designation. Students collaborated during the 2013-2014 school year, designing and implementing school-wide activities to promote respect and inclusion at Alder Creek.  Your school can do the same;…
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Macklemore Controversy

In a recent appearance at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, hip hop singer Macklemore made a questionable choice in his costume.  In an  effort to hide his identity from the crowd, he donned a fake nose, wig, and beard. The overall effect reminded many of anti-Semitic stereotypes.   Images of the costume choice have gone viral…
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Tell the U.S. and European Union to Reject the Hamas Unity Government Now

The unceasing barrage of rockets and missiles fired on Israeli civilians by Hamas makes clear that the United States and European Union should not work with a Palestinian unity government supported by Hamas, or recognize it in any way….
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Macklemore: What I know about the man and his apology

As both a friend of Ben Haggerty/Macklemore (with many mutual friends in common) and as a Board member of the Pacific Northwest ADL, I feel compelled to share my thoughts about his recent choice of costume during a Seattle performance on May 16th. For those of you unfamiliar with the situation, in his effort to…
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