I love how we live in an age where we get to hear and discuss Desean (and Stephen) Jackson's opinion about who the real children of Israel were. Like, you have to be kidding me, right? I understand that athletes and entertainers are given a platform on which they can make a difference, but most of them don't deserve that platform. The only thing more troubling than the majority holding down a minority is when minorities go after each other. Talk about a great way to isolate yourself.
I haven't read or watched any of the provided links in this thread - only the responses - so maybe I am out of line, but not only is this totally wacky - like, Kyrie-level wacky - but it is disgusting.
'Have to say I empathize with your take. I am a little behind on this 'hot topic' because, well, I never paid a rat's penny to anything DeSean Jackson or Steven Jackson had to say. This was completely off my radar until I read this thread.
FWIW: Count me in the camp that finds what DeSean posted as ignorant, disgusting and insensitive. And I, like many, found his apology somewhat weak and displaying continued ignorance.
I found this article, by Jemele Hill, on The Atlantic to be very thoughtful, coming from someone who made a similar (far less extreme) mistake once and fully owning up to it:https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/desean-jacksons-blind-spot-and-mine/614095/
I recommend reading that - she doesn't go easy on DeSean at all, but does bring some clarity on the nature of the 'blindspot' that he probably has in his world view.
Like her, I think Jackson should take up Edelman's offer to accompany him on tours of both the U.S. Holocaust Museum as well as the National Museum of African History.
Heck, we all should. I would also add that folks should also go tour the National Museum of the American Indian.