Ethical inconsistencies among conservative representatives have emerged recently after President Trump received an antiviral cocktail developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which utilized immortalized cell lines from human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293T) in its research. What are HEK293T cells? In 1972, scientists in The Netherlands used kidney tissue from an electively aborted fetus to grow cells that, […]
Facebook today removed a paid post by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and the “Team Trump” campaign page – because the post featured a Nazi symbol. The post, which violated Facebook’s terms of service regarding organized hate speech, prominently featured a red triangle. While Tim Murtaugh, spokesperson for the Trump campaign, asserted that “the red […]
According to a statement released by Chief Roger Corcoran, the department’s phone lines have been flooded after Magi Spell, Pastor Tony Spell’s mother posted the department’s phone number to a Facebook page and encouraged her followers to call in.
Half of those polled have experienced antisemitism firsthand; 63 percent of Jews feel “less safe” New York, NY, April 21, 2020 … Nearly two-thirds of American Jews believe that they are less safe today than they were a decade ago, according to a new ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) survey on Jewish encounters with antisemitism in […]
State judge Ellen Hazeur has ordered an open hearing for February 20th regarding the email scandal involving Roman Catholic officials and NFL Saints executives. The hearing will decide whether the contents of emails between the Saints and the New Orleans archdiocese are to be made public or not. Hundreds of emails display the team’s involvement […]
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is urging both law enforcement and lawmakers to take action after a new FBI report showed Jews and Jewish institutions were the group most targeted in hate crimes over 2018 – continuing a trend that has been in place since 1991. The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) report found […]
Multiple people have been shot during Passover services at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California.
The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the ADL issued a joint statement on the terror attacks that killed 290 people on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka
When three historically black churches were burned down in St. Landry Parish, Megan Romer turned to Twitter. She hoped to use her online audience to put national attention on the string of hate crimes taking place here in Louisiana. At first, the tweets, which contained a link to a GoFundMe raising money to rebuild the […]
A Jew and a Gentile write about prejudice and antisemitism in New Orleans and beyond.
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