New York, NY, August 28, 2019… ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today forcefully condemned the latest round of anti-Semitic comments by former Murphy appointee and current head of NAACP in Passaic, Jeffrey Dye. According to media reports, Dye told journalists from the New Jersey Globe during a brief telephone interview “I don’t talk to Jews” and “get the f*** out of there.” These latest anti-Semitic remarks followed earlier reported anti-Semitic and anti-Hispanic social media posts that led to Dye’s firing by New Jersey Governor Murphy.
“These hateful anti-Semitic remarks have no place in New Jersey,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL NY/NJ Regional Director. “Especially at a time when anti-Semitic incidents in New Jersey are at near-record levels, we strongly condemn this type of divisive language targeting the Hispanic and Jewish communities. Rather than using public platforms for divisiveness, we need all communities in New Jersey to come together to make this state no place for hate.”
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. More at www.adl.org