ADL Condemns Hateful, Divisive Message of Colorado Instructor
Denver, CO, February 22, 2007 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) strongly condemns the goals expressed in a white pride essay written by a University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student.
ADL's Mountain States Regional Director Bruce H. DeBoskey issued the following statement:
ADL condemns the racist, hateful and divisive message contained in CU Graduate Student Joshua McNair's essay submitted to the competition sponsored by Stormfront, a racist online chat room. The essay urges white people to stop talking about taking 'our society back' and to act upon that goal.
Since its creation, Stormfront has served as a veritable supermarket of online hate, stocking its shelves with many forms of anti-Semitism and racism. In its first two years, Stormfront featured the writings of William Pierce, the deceased former leader of the neo-Nazi National Alliance; David Duke; representatives of the Holocaust-denying Institute for Historical Review and other assorted extremists.
McNair's divisive and poisonous goals should be rejected by all members of the University of Colorado community.
ADL also applauds the response by University of Colorado Chancellor G.P. 'Bud' Peterson in recognizing and upholding the rights of free speech under the U.S. Constitution and ensuring that all University policies regarding discrimination and harassment will be enforced.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.