ADL Asks for Lamar Mascot Name Change, Saying Current Name “Evokes Negative Stereotype”

(December 5, 2013)–The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has sent a letter to Houston Independent School District (HISD) Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier, asking him to change the name of Lamar High School’s mascot because it evokes a negative stereotype against Native Americans.  ADL has called on professional sports teams to seriously consider moving away from the use of hurtful and offensive mascot

Buck Case Highlights Death Penalty Flaws

The Duane Edward Buck case highlights flaws in the criminal justice system and the process by which capital punishment is imposed in this state.  As an organization dedicated to securing justice and fair treatment for all, the Anti-Defamation League is concerned about these flaws, and believes that no execution should take place until they are addressed.   “The stakes simply are

Bun B. Talks About Houston in Concert Against Hate in Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone’s headline talks about Bun B. as the “first rapper to perform with the Houston Symphony,” and in the interview, Bun B. mentions his collaboration with the Houston Symphony and ADL. He characterizes Houston in Concert Against Hate (November 14) as:  “a concert presentation honoring Houston heroes of civil rights and people who have stood against injustice, against hatred, and

Anti-Defamation League and Civil Rights Groups Commend the Department of Justice for Protecting Voting Rights in Texas

  Houston, TX, August 15, 2013—The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauded the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) efforts to preserve and protect the voting rights of all Texans.   In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder coordinated by ADL, the League and six other Texas civil rights groups commended DOJ for seeking a “preclearance” requirement for Texas that would bar voting