ADL: Mainstream Groups Embracing Fringe Hate

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts.


The Anti-Defamation League has just issued a new online report
outlining how mainstream anti-immigration groups have begun embracing
the tactics of more extremist, racist hate groups in getting their
message across.

The report, titled "Immigrants Targeted:
Extremist Rhetoric Moves

into the Mainstream," can be found here. There’s nothing New York specific in the report, but given the current hubbub over Eliot Spitzer’s plan to give drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants it is still worth a read.

"Under the guise of
warning about the impact of illegal immigration in the rush to thwart the
immigration bill from becoming law, some anti-immigrant groups reached for the
playbook of hate groups," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL
National Director. "They have taken hateful and racist rhetoric and
brought it into the mainstream."

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