Former NBA player Stephen Jackson said NFL star star DeSean Jackson was speaking the truth when he posted an anti-Semitic message on his Instagram account. This week, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jackson posted a quote incorrectly attributed to Adolph Hitler: “because the white Jews knows 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”. The message was obviously an anti-Semitic theory and the Eagles organizations -- whose owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman are Jewish -- called Jackson's statements as "offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling."
Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Jackson then twice apologized, promised to educate himself and he even visited a rabbi to have a better understanding of how bad the message he posted was. "He was trying to educate himself, educate people, and he’s speaking the truth, right? He’s speaking the truth.
You know he don’t hate nobody, but he’s speaking the truth of the facts that he knows and trying to educate others," former NBA player Jackson said in one of his videos posted on Instagram, as quoted on Probasketballtalk.
2003 NBA champion Jackson insists he was misunderstood
Ex NBA guard Jackson received some criticism after appearing to support the anti-Semitic message and that didn't sit well with him. "Today’s word is assume.
Assume. To all my Jewish people, I love y’all. Y’all took the video the wrong way. I said he was right stemming from a conversation we had before I got on Live about how they’re handling him and how they handled Cooper when he said the n-word.
They didn’t handle them the same way, and that wasn’t right. And that’s what I was talking about. I love y’all. You’ll never find a video or article of me saying I hate anybody. Let me clear that up," Jackson said in an Instagram video, as quoted on Probasketballtalk.
"Assume. Today’s word. As a black man, you get pulled over by the police, they assume you’re about to run. They assume you’ve got drugs in the car. They assume you’ve got a gun. They assume the worst, right? "I didn’t say nothing about Jews or supporting Hitler at all in that video.
But that’s what they assume I said. And y’all wonder why we’re fighting for equality. Because y’all assume the worst from a black man. I love everybody. I’ve always stood that way. Love for all who have love for all. So, why would you assume I hate somebody?"