The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Is Your Child a Target?
A pamphlet for parents and teachers
on the dangers of hate group recruitment
in Canada

Is Your Child a Target? Yes!

* Hate groups concentrate their recruiting efforts primarily in high schools and to some extent in colleges and universities.

* Young people are more likely to accept at face value the racist ideology of the hatemonger. They are often naive and easily brainwashed by racist propaganda because they don't have the experience or facts at hand to refute the lies and myths being fed to them.

* Lonely, marignalized youth seeking a sense of identity and belonging are both the most attractive targets for racists and their most useful tools once recruited.

* Emotionally vulnerable or angry young people are easily indoctrinated by hatemongers and are often convinced to engage in violence and to commit criminal acts to prove themselves by following orders.

* Eager to be accepted, young recruits don't recognize the abuse of power by the leaders and can be used to intimidate opponents and to recruit other new members.

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