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By the Numbers: The Twittersphere of the Trolls

By the Numbers: The Twittersphere of the Trolls

“Your clothes will be removed & fumigated. You will be held down and given a bath!,” a Twitter troll tweeted at a Huffington Post journalist, complete with a picture of herself in a gas chamber. 94 more words


Donald Trump Jr. under fire for Holocaust-themed joke

The Anti-Defamation League is calling on Thursday for Donald Trump‘s oldest son to apologize for making what appeared to be a Holocaust-themed joke.

In an interview with a Philadelphia radio station on Wednesday, … 172 more words


Optimism: Naïve or Courageous?

When every prior effort has failed, what is required to continue trying? Where does one find the energy to believe that change for good is possible despite a history of dashed hopes? 635 more words

Modern First Library: Starting the Conversation with AISD Educators

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. 615 more words

Philadelphia cop’s Fatherland tattoo ‘incredibly offensive’ to victims of Nazis, mayor says

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department on Thursday announced an internal review after a photograph surfaced online of an officer with a tattoo that the mayor called “incredibly offensive,” especially to veterans and victims of the Nazis. 598 more words


Black activists owe no apology for charging Israel with genocide

The criticism focused on how the statement declares solidarity with the movement for Palestinian liberation. It is unsurprising that organizations such as the Jewish Community Relations Council… 2,195 more words

#ADL has lost its way

Has the ADL lost the plot?
by Isi Leibler
August 16, 2016

I rubbed my eyes with incredulity when I read the bizarre statements emanating from Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), one of the most powerful American Jewish organizations whose principal mandate is to combat anti-Semitism. 57 more words

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