The article triggering the ADL's criticism was first published by Petaluma360.com on December 16th, 2011. Entitled "'White pride' youth speak", it was a follow-up to previous coverage of a string of assaults and incidences of vandalism by youths downtown. Some of the youths reportedly identified with white pride. Petaluma360.com, desiring to do more than regurgitate typical anti-racist propaganda, decided to engage in some real journalism and sought to interview some of the youth. Five of them agreed, on condition that they not be identified, and their input was reported on December 16th. When asked about the attacks reported in the story, most attributed them to differences and disagreements, such as trading insults, with the victims or people the victims associated with. One said he got along with everyone, but wasn't about to take guff because of his race. Here's the key paragraph of the story:
Standing near a picnic table with WP and ‘white pride' etched in it, the youth acknowledged that many in the group identify with that concept, though not all. They defined the group loosely, saying it was made up of high schoolers and junior high students “just hanging out,” most of them not looking for trouble.
White pride and white power are terms that have taken on many meanings, from white supremacy as espoused by neo-nazis to a simple pride in identifying as white, but the youth emphasized a difference between the two words. “With white pride, you're just proud of who you are,” said one girl.
As for the motivation to identify with white pride, one youth said, “It comes from your family. You're just trying to be part of your family.”
Well, the idea that white pride advocates could actually be human beings who are merely proud of their heritage was simply too much for the ADL. How dare white people imply that they deserve to honor their heritage? So Nancy J. Appel of the ADL's San Francisco Unit fired back with a letter entitled "Racist meanings", published on January 6th. Here is the crux of Appel's argument:
There are some in the white supremacist movement who try to mask their bigotry in public by claiming that they are merely expressing pride in their own racial identities, in an analogous manner to Latino or Asian-American groups, for instance. This assertion is disingenuous. Underlying the expression of so-called “white pride” is the belief that Caucasians are racially superior to people of color. The young people in the article attempting to draw the distinction quoted above have been unfortunately misled.
Note the ADL's virulent bigotry against white racialists. First, they characterize them all as "supremacists". Second, they imply that white pride is NEVER acceptable under any circumstances, while proposing no such restrictions upon other races. And finally, they use the term "people of color" as part of their grand strategy to unite and weaponize other races against the White race. Since Jews were "holocausted" by Whites, Jewish supremacists fear the Whites are just champing at the bit to "holocaust" them again, and so they want to keep Whitey politically neutralized and crippled to preclude an encore.
The ADL, along with their SPLC brethren in Montgomery, Alabama, are proof positive that Bob Whitaker gets it right when he says anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.