Anti-Defamation League Politics

Anti-Defamation League Politics

The following is primarily a compilation of article excerpts relating to the political nature of the Anti-Defamation League. Focus is on ADL's politics and propaganda, its unpopularity with much of the Jewish community, and, in particular, its disturbing penetration of many U.S. public school systems. Many NGOs and parent groups are heavily engaged in opposing ongoing political indoctrination of K-12 public school students. This is imposed via a variety of Critical Race Theory-promoting or CRT-derived initiatives. The ADL's "No Place for Hate" program is just one of these and used in about 1800 school systems in the U.S.

Below we include just the introduction to the compilation. Here is the entire 35-page document:

Anti-Defamation League: A Compilation of Information on Its Political Nature, Stuart H. Hurlbert, Professor of Biology Emeritus, San Diego State University, CAIRCO Report, June 2022


The Anti-Defamation League has inserted itself into American politics in variety of ways over the decades primarily in the guise of a non-partisan, civil rights organization. Currently it has been allowed to have great influence nationally on bullying, diversity, equity and inclusivity issues in K-12 education systems in particular. This note does not analyze ADL in depth but only critiques specific sections of the NPFH Handbook and provides excerpts from 106 linked articles about ADL's politics and activities. These materials should give pause to organizations or institutions, especially public ones, that partner with ADL in any enterprise. Here is a brief sampling of facts illustrated by these articles.

ADL does not represent even the Jewish community as a whole and is regarded with distaste by a large segment of it. That disaffection increased in 2015 when the directorship passed from Abe Foxman to hyper-partisan, radically left Jonathan Greenblatt. ADL has long engaged in smear attacks and hate-mongering against organizations and politicians who push for enforcement of immigration laws and the reduced quotas for legal immigration as long recommended by various national commissions. It continues to do so. ADL opposes the letter and spirit of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the California Constitution; it endorsed the pro-racial preferences Proposition 16 in California in November 2020 while that was opposed by 57% of Californians. In a recent Supreme Court case, ADL submitted an amicus brief supporting Harvard’s discrimination against Asian applicants for admission. All of these positions and ADL's vicious use of smear tactics surely account for some of the antisemitism in the US. ADL has also recently teamed up with the pro-Proposition 16, anti-1964 Civil Rights Act administration of San Diego State University to deal with putative increases in antisemitism at SDSU.


Is Overimmigration in the U.S. Morally Defensible?, Ben Zuckerman & Stuart H. Hurlbert, San Diego Union Tribune, 3 August 2001.

Immigration Reform Must Address Racial Preferences, Ward Connerly & 26 Colleagues, Washington Times, 8 June 2007 (posted on The CAIRCO Report, 17 March 2021).

How Do We Build a Post Racial Society? (45min video in two parts), Ward Connerly, Writers Workshop, The Social Contract Press, 30 September 2012.

Misinformed accusations prevent reasoned discussion on immigration: The annotated version, Benjamin Zuckerman & Stuart H. Hurlbert, CAIRCO, August 2019.

How Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization (SUSPS) Advised Congress in 2001 - An historical perspective followed by the official testimony, Fred Elbel, Dick Schneider, William G. Elder, and Stuart H. Hurlbert, The Social Contract Winter 2019.

Memorializing A Dragon-Slaying and A Civil Rights Movement Reborn, Stuart H. Hurlbert, Minding the Campus, 10 January  2021.

Calming the waters in the San Dieguito Unified High School District, Stuart H. Hurlbert, Press Release, Californians for Equal Rights, 18 January 2022

San Dieguito school board fires superintendent, Kristin Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2022

The ADL Has Corrupted Its Mission and Betrayed the Jewish Community, by Avi Goldwasser and Charles Jacobs, Newsweek, 28 July 2022

Anti-Defamation League launches review of education content after Fox News Digital investigation, by Hannah Grossman, Fox News, 7 September 2022

The ADL's Critical Race Theory Curricula Is No Accident, by Jonathan Tobin, Newsweek, 9 September 2022.


Critical Race Theory

Cultural Marxism, Political Correctness, and Critical Theory

Fighting Back Against Critical Race Theory

Fighting CRT in the Classroom

Progressive Marxist Education of Your Children

Kids and government education