DeSean Jackson the Eagles wide receiver is being criticized for a number of Instagram posts that had anti-Semitic quotes falsely assigned to Adolf Hitler.
On Sunday, Jackson posted a photo to Instagram of several highlighted pages saying Black people were the “real Children of Israel” and claiming white Jewish people were the perpetrators of secret horrendous acts of violence including lynching, against minorities.
After receiving harsh criticism for posting the passage, Jackson replied to the post claiming he was misunderstood, and that he has “no hatred” for anyone, including the Jewish community. Also Read– NFL to play Black anthem before each game
Jackson went on to re-share another specific passage with very straightforward anti-Semitic quotes about Jewish people.
The passages read:
“Hitler said, ‘because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negros are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will black mail America.’
‘The will extort America, their pan to world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were.’
‘The white citizens of America will be terrified to know that all this time they’ve been mistreating and discriminating and lynching Children of Israel.’”
Former Eagles president Joe Banner called Jackson’s posts “absolutely indefensible”.
“If a white player said anything about [African-Americans] 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,” Banner wrote.
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Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill said Jackson’s post was “disappointing and disturbing,” on Twitter, “There’s no defending it.”
Jackson also shared several other quotes by a religious leader Louis Farrakhan, who is known to be anti-Semitic by both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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In addition to the anti-Semitic posts, Jackson also shared his views on a potential dubious coronavirus vaccine. In one specific post, Jackson referred to Microsoft founder Bill Gates wife Melinda Gates, as a “dumb broad” after she said Black people and Native Americans should be among the first people to get the vaccine due to their higher risk factors.