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DeSean Jackson apologizes for anti-Semitic posts—media silent on their own hypocrisy

Jackson posted images to his Instagram which featured a false Adolf Hitler quote, which stated: "(white) Jews will blackmail America. (They) will extort America, their plan for world domination won't work if the Negroes know who they were."
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal, QC

The Philadelphia Eagles have released a statement denouncing the anti-Semitic comments made by wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

The Eagles statement released on Tuesday that said the team is "continuing to evaluate the circumstances."

"We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts," the statement read. "Regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling. They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization. We are disappointed and we iterated to DeSean the importance of not only apologizing, but also using his platform to take action to promote unity, equality, and respect.

"We are continuing to evaluate the circumstances and will take appropriate action. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to continuing to have productive and meaningful conversations with DeSean, as well as all of our players and staff, in order to educate, learn, and grow."

Jackson posted images to his Instagram which featured a false Adolf Hitler quote, which stated: "(white) Jews will blackmail America. (They) will extort America, their plan for world domination won't work if the Negroes know who they were."

Hitler said no such thing.

Jackson also quoted Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has a broad, expansive, decades-long career that has benefited off of blatant anti-Semitism.

In response, Jackson said that his post were being misinterpreted, saying that he has "no hatred in [his] heart."

Jackson would go on to release a video on his Instagram where he would again say he was not a racist or anti-Semite.

"I post a lot of things that are sent to me," Jackson wrote on Instagram. "I do not have hatred towards anyone. I really didn't realize what this passage was saying. Hitler has caused terrible pain to Jewish people like the pain African-Americans have suffered. We should be together fighting anti-Semitism and racism. This was a mistake to post this and I truly apologize for posting it and sorry for any hurt I have caused."

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