In honor of its Centennial Year, the Anti-Defamation League put together this remarkably inspirational PSA that imagines a world without hate crimes. Set to John Lennon’s “Imagine,” the video shows what people like Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank and Matthew Shepard might be doing today had they not been cut down before their time by perpetrators of racism, anti-Semitism and homophobia.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor delivered the following statement on the project:
“In our work over the last 100 years, and particularly in the aftermath of the Holocaust and other incidents of hate, we have always asked the question, ‘What if?’ ‘What if’ America had been a more tolerant and welcoming society? ‘What if’ more people had stood up to defy Hitler? What kind of world could we imagine for our children and grandchildren if more people stood up to say ‘no’ to racism, bigotry, prejudice and anti-Semitism?
As we look toward the future, we are hopeful that the dream of a world without hate will become a reality, as more and more individuals join ADL as allies in building a world where hate is not fostered, and where diversity is embraced as a cherished strength.”
Watch video below, via YouTube:
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