ADL updates definition of racism to match left-wing activist ideology

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Samuel Case, FISM News


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which was founded in 1913 to fight antisemitism, recently changed its definition of racism from the traditional understanding of the term to fit a more liberal narrative. The organization’s website now defines the term as “the marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.”

As first reported by The Blaze, the ADL originally defined racism as follows: 

Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics. Racial separatism is the belief, most of the time based on racism, that different races should remain segregated and apart from one another.

The change, which departed from the dictionary definition of racism to one that aligns with the ideologies of Black Lives Matter and Critical Race theorists, was condemned by the Jewish Policy Center as “entirely unacceptable.”

The Blaze reports that the change was made in July 2020, shortly after the controversy surrounding the death of George Floyd made national headlines. 

This is not the only controversy surrounding the ADL. Last week the organization announced its “inaugural class of Collaborative for Change fellows,” which they said is providing six “Jews of color.” Those chosen will receive $25,000 to counter bias and hate through film, research, and other projects. 

The term “Jews of color” was condemned by conservatives as an unnecessary means of dividing the Jewish people.

Jewish author and journalist, Abigail Shrier, decried the phrase as “dividing the Jewish people by skin color,” which she says “is a common tactic of the enemies of the Jewish people and Israel.”