HowToFightAntisemitism.com is a new resource in our fight to build a country that is truly for all of us.
Coming right on the heels of our second national conference, this resource serves to help us address the threat of white nationalism as we continue to envision a just and moral response to the COVID-19 crisis.
On the website, you’ll find an up-to-date timeline of stories about GOP figures promoting anti-Semitic tropes, collaborating with fascist groups or condoning hate directed at Jews.
61% of U.S. Jews see antisemitism as an issue in the GOP. We’ve collectively experienced how — under Trump’s presidency — hate crimes and violence against Jews and many others have increased, including the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history. Yet stories of antisemitic rhetoric on the left, regardless of their accuracy or significance, have gotten twice as much news coverage as antisemitic rhetoric on the right.1,2
The Huffington Post article by Chris Mathias lifts up some recent stories you might have missed: “The website’s timeline include Department of Health and Human Services official Michael Caputo, an April hire, promoting conspiracy theories about Jewish billionaire George Soros just a month earlier; a GOP congressional candidate meeting with a white supremacist organization in Georgia; and the continued use of anti-Semitic signs at right-wing anti-lockdown protests.”
Our new resource tracks it all. The more we can understand the spread of antisemitism and conspiracies from far-right extremists, the better we can combat it.
The Bend the Arc team
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