Antisemitic graffiti defaces teachers’ union building in Washington DC
Washington DC – Antisemitic graffiti has been daubed on the wall of the Washington DC headquarters of the American Federation of Teachers, whose leader, Randi Weingarten is a prominent Jewish figure in the US labor movement.
On Tuesday night or Wednesday morning areas around the AFT, including the AFT building, were defaced with the spray-painted phrase “I want Jexit”, an antisemitic play on the phrase “Brexit”.
The graffiti, the American Federation of Teachers said, is antisemitic and is used on hate websites to slur Jews.
To whoever defaced the @aftunion building w/ an anti Semitic slur: we will stare your bigotry in the face, as we will any other hate whether it is anti-Jew, anti-Islam, anti-black, anti-brown, anti-native or anti-LGBTQ . https://t.co/m1Ra5PNyeM— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) December 12, 2018