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Voices on Antisemitism: Tad Stahnke (Director, Fighting Discrimination Program, Human Rights First)

From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Length: 06:19

Tad Stahnke believes that discrimination can exist in any society, and affect any individual. Everyone has an interest—and a responsibility—to confront violence and prejudice in our communities.

Voa_small Tad Stahnke believes that discrimination can exist in any society, and affect any individual. Prejudices are pervasive and shifting, he says. And everyone has an interest—and a responsibility—to confront violence and prejudice in our communities. Through his work with the organization Human Rights First, and his own personal experiences, Stahnke has found that the first step, perhaps, is empathy.

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Violent hate crime is a problem that's shared. So it's not a blot on a particular country, from the fact that it exists. The real measure of a society is how it responds."

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Piece Description

Tad Stahnke believes that discrimination can exist in any society, and affect any individual. Prejudices are pervasive and shifting, he says. And everyone has an interest—and a responsibility—to confront violence and prejudice in our communities. Through his work with the organization Human Rights First, and his own personal experiences, Stahnke has found that the first step, perhaps, is empathy.

"
Violent hate crime is a problem that's shared. So it's not a blot on a particular country, from the fact that it exists. The real measure of a society is how it responds."

Broadcast History

Broadcast on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site.

Transcript

TAD STAHNKE:
Violent hate crime is a problem that's shared. So it's not a blot on a particular country, from the fact that it exists. The real measure of a society is how it responds.

ALEISA FISHMAN:
Tad Stahnke believes that discrimination can exist in any society, and affect any individual. Prejudices are pervasive and shifting, he says. And everyone has an interest—and a responsibility—to confront violence and prejudice in our communities. Through his work with the organization Human Rights First, and his own personal experiences, Stahnke has found that the first step, perhaps, is empathy.

Welcome to Voices on Antisemitism, a podcast series from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum made possible by generous support from the Oliver and Elizabeth Stanton Foundation. I'm your host, Aleisa Fishman. Every other week, we invite a guest to reflect about the many ways that antisemiti...
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Related Website

http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/antisemitism/voices/transcript/?content=20081120