SJ - July 9, 2020
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, addressed Eagles veteran DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic statements. In the video he revealed that he's been called a racial slur on the field by an opposing player.
Edelman also recognizes the opportunity to teach and learn from Jackson's Instagram posts. He even offered to visit D.C.’s Holocaust Museum and Museum of African American History and Culture with Jackson.
The two would then follow up the trip, according to Edelman, with some burgers and uncomfortable conversations.
Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, responds to DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic IG posts.
He offers to go with Jackson to D.C.’s Holocaust Museum and Museum of African American History and Culture.
(Warning: Contains an uncensored anti-Semitic slur) pic.twitter.com/0KLKvcIiIS
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 9, 2020
You really have to hand it to Edelman here. Not everyone's instinct is to reach out and meet with someone who has expressed racist thoughts or actions.
It's the only real way to defeat racism, but so many times other avenues are selected to respond. Even if you hate the Patriots you can respect this move.