Monday, August 06, 2007

"No Place for Hate" Now In Acton

"No Place for Hate", the program pushed on communities across America by the Anti-Defamation League, is now gearing up in Acton, Mass. Why? There haven't been any reported incidents of racial or ethnic bullying or "hate crimes" in Acton. Why is this group needed there? It's a very ethnically and religiously diverse community -- and everyone gets along fine. It's already a community without hate. (Note that "No Place for Hate" as an organization never defines its terms "culture", "bias" or "hate.") Yet, we saw this notice in the local freebie ad magazine, Action Unlimited:

No Place for Hate Committee
The No Place for Hate Committee of Acton is a group of community members who are dedicated to promoting respect for cultural differences, opposing all forms of bias and hatred, and building bridges among the diverse populations in our town. The Committee is sponsored by the Massachusetts Anti-Defamation League, and is officially sanctioned by the Acton Board of Selectmen. New members are welcome! ... Among other actions ... we will view a video from the Peabody Museum and Peabody No Place for Hate Committee [hmm... look at what else Peabody's Committee has done] entitled "What's the Point?" dealing with distorted perceptions that can be held about a neighborhood of immigrants and what can be done to correct the situation."

Is there some hidden agenda???