New York, NY, November 19, 2019…ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) expressed deep concern about a string of racist and anti-Semitic incidents that took place at Syracuse University in the past few weeks. According to police, media and university reports, over 10 racist incidents have been reported on campus between November 7 and November 19. These include swastikas found at multiple student housing facilities, racist graffiti and slurs aimed at black and Asian people at different dorm locations, and the dissemination of racist and white supremacist materials over the internet.
“We are deeply worried by this ongoing string of anti-Semitic and racist incidents affecting the campus community at Syracuse University,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL NY/NJ Regional Director. “Universities and college campuses should be safe locations for learning, not places where students are exposed to bias, extremism and hate. We stand in solidarity with the students, administrators and local law enforcement agencies as they are investigating these incidents and taking measures to help improve the safety of students on campus.”
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