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Volkswagen AG donates US$1 million to Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

By SYF77 on 14 Nov 2011

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Volkswagen AG announced that it has donated $1 million to The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to support comprehensive diversity education programs. The money will go towards ADL workshops addressing issues at schools and workplace, programs aimed at cyber bullying and maintaining respectful working conditions, and anti-bigotry efforts.

Volkswagen's partnership with ADL is one significant aspect of the company's global philanthropic efforts and another example of the company's commitment to education in the United States. "ADL's initiatives and programs align with Volkswagen AG's commitment to diversity in our workforce and in countries all around the globe,” Volkswagen board member Christian Klingler said in a statement Tuesday. ADL National Director Abraham Foxman in a response to the statement said, "We are extremely gratified to have Volkswagen's generous support as a partner in the fight against anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry."

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. For the interest of readers whose vocabulary is limited to automotive terms (like myself), “Semitism” refers to “the ways, ideas or influence of the Jewish people” whereas “Bigotry” refers to “stubborn and complete intolerance of any belief or opinion that differs from one's own.”

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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