It’s no secret that Anti-Semitism is on the rise in America due to our current president (surprise surprise), and the statistics are staggering. The Anti-Defamation League counted 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents in the last year — the second-highest number since the group began tracking them nearly four decades ago. This means it rose 57% in 2017 alone, with a report in every state. By bringing awareness to these concerning issues, hopefully history will not have the chance to repeat itself.
Katie Besenty is a student at the Pratt Institute currently studying for her BFA in illustration.