ADL Starts #ExposeHate Hashtag to Showcase Post-Trump Attacks

In the days since Trump became president-elect, the United States has seen a rise in racist and anti-Semitic crimes.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has responded by starting a hashtag to highlight these examples of violence and vandalism: #ExposeHate.

“Sadly, the contentious tone from the 2016 election has translated into a moment of ripeness for the haters to deface properties across the country with some of the most unsettling anti-Semitic and racist imagery,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO in a press release.

“We must not let this troubling trend of hate define our society, which means that the onus is on our community leaders, religious clergy, elected officials and others to remain vigilant, report incidents when they surface and make clear that this level of vitriol will not be tolerated.”

The ADL also started a new online reporting mechanism, where the public can report any anti-Semitic, racist or bigoted incidents.

The ADL is asking everyone who is a victim of hate or aware of an incident to share it and add the hashtag #ExposeHate, or retweet reports by others and add the hashtag.

Here are some additional examples people have posted online so far.

Lilly Maier is a news intern at the Forward. Reach her at or on Twitter at @lillymmaier


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