Sport DeSean Jackson apologizes after sharing anti-Semitic quote on Instagram
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wide receiver shared anti-Semitic quotes falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler in an Instagram story Monday.
DeSean Jackson, posts a quote from Hitler, says he’s not anti-Semitic and then highlights the particularly anti-Semitic part.
As an Eagles fan, this is disgusting. Where is the response from the team and the NFL?— Greg Price (@greg_price11)
"Because the white Jews (know) that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep America's secret the Jews will blackmail America. (They) will extort America, their plan for world domination won't work if the Negroes know who they were," read the highlighted portion of the quote.
Stephen Jackson peddles another anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, says he’s misunderstood
DeSean Jackson, on the other hand, apologized twice and pledged to educate himself. Stephen Jackson insists he’s being unfairly maligned. Stephen Jackson: View this post on Instagram U wonder why we fighting for equality. Love for all who have love for all ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾✊🏼✊🏽✊ #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor and so many more. #ivehadenough A post shared by Stephen Jackson Sr. (@_stak5_) on Jul 8, 2020 at 12:27pm PDT Today’s word is assume. Assume. To all my Jewish people, I love y’all. Y’all took the video the wrong way.
"The white citizens of America will be terrified to know that all this time they've been mistreating and discriminating and lynching the Children of Israel."
The attribution of the quote to Hitler has been.
Jackson also made two posts - one on Saturday and one on Monday - about Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam.
Farrakhan has previously described Judaism as a "" and called Hitler a " ." The Southern Poverty Law Center the Nation of Islam as a hate group.
Jackson later apologized and reposted part of the quote with the majority of the page blacked out.
"Anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way," the 33-year-old wrote. "I have no hatred in my heart towards no one!"
Julian Edelman addresses DeSean Jackson’s posts, invites him to Holocaust museum
Julian Edelman is arguably the most popular Jewish player to ever play in the National Football League, so naturally many people have asked him for his thoughts on DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic Instagram posts. On Thursday, Edelman addressed the situation. © Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman compassionately addressed DeSean Jackson's recent anti-Semitic post and offered a solution. In a video he released on social media, Edelman encouraged people to have “uncomfortable conversations” about racism and bigotry.
Former Eagles president Joe Banner was among those who criticized Jackson, calling for Philadelphia to consider cutting the veteran:
If a white player said anything about AA’s as outrageous as what Desean Jackson said about Jews tonight there would at least be a serious conversation about cutting him and a need for a team meeting to discuss. Which would be totally appropriate. Absolutely indefensible.— Joe Banner (@JoeBanner13)
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