In December, Front Page Magazine published an exclusive investigation of the ADL’s curriculum.
“The ADL’s Racist School Curriculum Violates Florida Law,” went viral and was credited by many with helping unlock the organization’s descent into wokeness.
The ADL’s educational ‘No Place for Hate’ arm claims that it’s present in 1,800 schools reaching 1.3 million students in one school year. It offers “anti-bias” workshops and training, online and in person for teachers, and curriculum and ‘non-hate’ certification for schools. According to the Seattle branch of the ADL, “workshops cost a school or district $1200″. Activists have documented contracts with school districts amounting to tens of thousands of dollars each.
But one of its more successful areas is also where its teachings may violate state law.
Florida’s ‘Stop Woke Act’, signed into law by Gov. DeSantis, bars subjecting any student to the idea that anyone is morally superior or oppressive on account of their race. The ADL’s ‘No Place for Hate’ handbook however demands that students “explore, recognize and acknowledge your privilege” and defines racism as “the marginalization and/or oppression of people of color, based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people”
The ADL operates its ‘No Place for Hate’ program in Florida. One press release bragged that “22 public schools in Miami-Dade County were designated as ‘No Place For Hate’, including all 8 City of Miami Beach Public Schools”. Another claimed that it was present in 234 Broward County public schools which is the 6th largest district in the country with 270,000 students.
That means potentially as many as 270,000 students may be taught that white people are evil.
This disastrous program is being funded by $100,000 in federal funds.
Broward is such an asset for the ADL that its local director, Kiesha Edge, a former black employee of the Florida Department of Health, is now the ADL’s National Director of Education Operations, even while remaining back in Florida, in charge of 450 “education facilitators”
“We live in a society where systemic racism is alive and well,” Edge contended.
Now, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has reportedly begun investigating the ADL’s “No Place for Hate” curriculum.
While we at Front Page Magazine were certainly not the only ones to raise important questions about “No Place for Hate”, and indeed the critical race theory elements occasioned such a backlash that the ADL promised to make some changes, we helped direct attention to the curriculum’s conflict with Florida law.
And Florida’s willingness to hold the educational system accountable for teaching hate is vital for parents who want to take back their schools.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Great job by FrontPage, thanks!!!
The whole subject of hate is pretty deep, like, it is hard not to hate evil. I try to avoid evil people as much as possible. That includes the policy of keeping evil people like Muslims and foreign street criminals out of the country.
Daniel Greenfield says
Too often hate is boxed in when it’s a basic element of human nature. Turning it into an ideology boxes it in and creates acceptable and unacceptable forms of hate.
don morris says
Evil exists in every race,color and creed on the planet. Your stating that Muslims are evil is ridiculous, in 1.6 billion people you will find every type from saints to satans. Don’t tar huge numbers of humans with the same brush.
The very concept of hate speech is absurd, should never have been made into law.
I’ also think Orwellian titles for programs, books and bills should be outlawed. I know 1st amendment allows us to lie but it spreads hate to say you’re against it when you’re spreading it……
There needs to be Jewish alternatives for every once Jewish group like the adl.
The ADL is not what it once was.
Jonathan Greenblatt the ADLs CEO hijacked this once venerable Jewish organization
These con artists and snake oil pushers are making millions of dollars peddling hate all paid for by we the American hard working tax payers that don’t believe in any of it!!
The assault on our education system by race baiting grifters has become a national embarrassment. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is rolling over in his grave.
David Boyajian says
From 2007 – 2008, Massachusetts’ Armenian Americans and human rights activists, including principled Jews, got a dozen cities and towns to throw out the ADL’s No Place for Hate and other ADL programs.
The Massachusetts Municipal Association, which represents every city and town in Massachusetts, also cut ties with the ADL.
The main reason was that the ADL was well-known to be hypocritically denying/diminishing the Armenian Genocide and working with Turkey to defeat Armenian Genocide resolutions in the U.S. Congress.
Florida and Governor DeSantos don’t know about all this? I’m surprised.
There were and are hundreds and even thousands of articles about this in local, national, and international mainstream media.
I started this campaign against the ADL in the summer of 2007 in Massachusetts and, with other individuals and organizations, moved it along, It was quite successful.
It quickly became a national and international issue and created a firestorm between Turkey and Israel.
I continue to write many articles about the ADL and to be politically active concerning the ADL.
For example, “Hypocritical Jewish Organizations and the Armenian Genocide”:
The ADL has long been a menace and a disgrace. The No Place for Hate program and others created by the ADL actually create hatred and leave plenty of room for hypocrisy, besides. Funny how the ADL does not include Jews in the white people category. Yes, folks, the US taxpayer is paying for this, Israeli aggression and the invasion of Ukraine.
The ADL is not qualified to teach anyone on Holocaust or Genocide, having denied the veracity of the Armenian Genocide and countered U.S. Congress resolutions on this Genocide for decades. Shame on the ADL and other such prominent Jewish organizations in the U.S.