WASHINGTON (Jun. 27)
The Anti-Defamation League has joined with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in an effort to reduce racial tensions among young Americans.
Spurred by troubling reports of American racial polarization, ADL and NAACP are exploring the creation of a multiracial task force geared toward lessening racial prejudice.
The decision “demonstrates that our two communities are serious about working together to change negative racial attitudes of young Americans before they become ingrained,” leaders of the two groups said in a joint statement following a meeting here last Thursday.
ADL National Chairman Abraham Foxman and NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Chavis Jr. said their organizations would work with other groups to develop educational programs on the high school and college levels.