Here in America we are grappling with the latest statistics on antisemitic hate crimes.
Recently, the FBI issued its annual report on hate crimes in the United States. Jews remain, by far, the most targeted religious group in the country, the victims of over 57% of all religious hate despite comprising less than 2% of the U.S. population.
The deep discomfort that American Jews have been feeling for the past few years is again backed by cold, hard facts.
We cannot allow this to be the new normal. We must respond with more than words.
Today we are proud to announce the launch of Translate Hate, an innovative digital resource that enables people of all backgrounds to expose antisemitic tropes and take action against them.
Translate Hate takes the form of a glossary of antisemitic tropes and expressions that will help you and others identify antisemitism when you see it. And once you recognize it, you can become part of AJC’s global effort to fight it.
Here’s what you can do now:
First, bookmark AJC.org/TranslateHate.
Second, we need everyone to know about this critical resource. Use the Share buttons on the website to spread the word to your family, friends, and colleagues.
Third, and most important, use the Translate Hate glossary to speak out when you encounter antisemitism online or in person. Let us and others know you’re doing so by using the hashtag #TranslateHate.
If history teaches us one thing about antisemitism, it is that we cannot be silent.
It starts with you and me. If we work together, we can turn back the tide of rising antisemitism in America.
– Dan Elbaum, AJC Chief Advocacy Officer