Doug Adler is Jewish and no stranger to stinging ethnic slurs.

Growing up in the Griffith Park section of Los Angeles, he was on the receiving end of a good many anti-Semitic barbs as a kid. Things were said to him that won’t be repeated but which punctuated a number of scenarios indelibly etched in Adler’s mind and they will forever live in his psyche.

His soul, his vision and his spirit have risen above this bilious black vortex but were forever influenced.

Some things you never forget.