I opened my copy of the Wall Street Journal this morning to find this along with an article discussing the worldwide issue of antisemitism:
(credit: Wall Street Journal)
Depressing, but sadly, not surprising. These are the results of an in-depth study (over 53,000 people across over 100 countries in 96 different languages) by the Anti-Defamation League. Silver lining? Only 9% of those polled in the United States are still antisemitic, down from 29% based on the first such study that took place in 1964 (Laos is the least antisemitic country at only 0.2%).
Antisemitism doesn’t surprise me. It’s been around forever and there will always be people filled with hate. What did surprise (and thoroughly depress) me was the fact that only 48% of those polled under the age of 35 were even aware that the Holocaust happened. Seriously, what the fuck are the schools teaching?