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ADL, Founded To Combat Anti-Semitism, Goes Woke, Changes Definition Of Racism
Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO & National Director, speaking
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The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish organization that is now headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, a former Obama administration official, has changed the definition of racism on its website to read, “The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.”

As The Blaze reported, the definition previously stated, “Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics. Racial separatism is the belief, most of the time based on racism, that different races should remain segregated and apart from one another.”

“The website states the page was last updated in July 2020,” The Blaze added.

The George Floyd riots across the nation occurred after Floyd’s death in late May 2020.

In 2016, The Atlantic quoted Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, saying, “There’s no doubt that the vast majority of American Jews live with what we would call white privilege. They aren’t looked at twice when they walk into a store. They aren’t looked at twice by someone in uniform … That obviously isn’t a privilege that people of color have the luxury of enjoying.”

Reacting to the changed definition of racism by the ADL, the Jewish Policy Center tweeted, “THIS is entirely unacceptable.”

Author Gary Weiss fumed, “Wanna bet? @ADL paid its National Director $906,982 in salary (half from the ADL Foundation) and $41,388 in benefits the year it was captured by the woke mob. It was plenty acceptable to the people who pay his salary and the suckers who respond to their fundraising spam.”

“The ADL defines ‘racism’ as something that explicitly benefits white ppl, koshering any kind of race-based hatred–*very much including antisemitism*, it must be said–that doesn’t,” Seth Mandel, executive editor of the Washington Examiner magazine, stated. “ADL also now dividing Jews by an American racial construct, which explicitly downgrades Jewishness as the defining characteristic of their identity.”

Boyce College professor Denny Burk wrote, “No, that’s CRT trying to manipulate the unsuspecting. This is the real definition. racism. 1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. 2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.”

After the ADL tweeted, “We’re excited to announce the inaugural class of Collaborative for Change fellows, Jews of Color who will receive up to $25,000 to counter bias and hate through film, research and other projects,” Abigail Shrier, the best-selling author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” tweeted, “Hey @ADL, Were Abraham and Sarah ‘White Jews’? Were King David and Hillel ‘Jews of Color’? How about the Six Million? Could they have applied to your victimology fellowship or were they Too White? Aren’t we small enough as one people? Do we really require more division?”

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