The book’s still open on ‘think like a Nazi’ debacle

Scott Waldman, Times Union   Updated 7:32 am, Friday, June 21, 2013 The Albany school district teacher who asked students to think like a Nazi and “argue that Jews are evil” for a persuasive writing assignment never returned to the school this academic year. The teacher was put on paid leave in April and the case is still under investigation, Superintendent

New York Post Letter to the Editor

  Pulitzer-winning prejudice: Alice Walker and Israel Last Updated: 11:26 PM, June 20, 2013 Posted: 10:09 PM, June 20, 2013 The Issue: Author Alice Walker’s request that musician Alicia Keys cancel a performance in Israel. *** Kudos to Aharoni for his blunt open letter to Walker. Walker’s call for an artistic boycott against Israel only scratches the surface of her extreme

Friends Academy Recognized as ‘No Place for Hate’

 The Island Now Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:40 pm The Anti-Defamation League recognized Friends Academy on June 4 as a 2012-13 No Place For Hate school for their breadth of in and out-of-school programs committed to combatting prejudice and promoting a culture of respect. “We were chosen by the ADL, along with a select group of New York students

Harrison Parents Briefed on Cyberbullying

The Harrison Report By Daniel Offner   ADL Assistant Project Director Jason Sirois discusses the dangers of cyberspace with parents in the Harrison school district. Staying current in the hustle and bustle of the digital age, where people can tweet, text, and photograph any occurrence—from the mundane to the controversial—has made it increasingly difficult for parents to keep track of

ADL Condemns Apparent Anti-Gay Hate Crime in West Village as ‘Tragic And Shocking’

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned as “tragic and shocking” the deadly attack on a Manhattan man in the West Village, in which the assailant allegedly yelled anti-gay slurs before killing the victim on May 18. According to reports, the incident started when the assailant, Elliot Morales, inadvertently bumped into the victim, Mark Carson.  Mr. Carson was chased by Morales