By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
In June, New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins spoke out against future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees having a different opinion than him. Brees had every right to say what he wanted to say in the interview with Yahoo when he said that he was going to stand for the national anthem.
Because he said that, many of his black teammates, including Jenkins, went on social media and spoke out — against him. Brees said he was going to stand for the anthem, because of his military heritage.
One month later, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson made Anti-Semitic posts about Adolf Hitler on Monday, July 6th. In addition, he posted admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Much of the league has been silent on Jackson’s comments. Jenkins made a comment on social media via a video on Friday.
“We have to stay focused,” Jenkins said. “All of this back and forth that’s going on right now is a distraction. Comments were made and they were wrong. Allow those, who were impacted by it to voice their grievances. But we gotta stay focused, because Breonna Taylor’s killers are still not arrested. We’re still fighting for justice. We gotta lot of work to do and this ain’t it.”
Jenkins basically said that the Jewish community and Jackson’s posts are distracting people from his purpose of Black Lives Matter.
Without indicating it personally, he basically showed that he has a problem with his teammates comments more than Jackson’s posts — which have now been deleted. In one social media post, Jenkins said that Brees was the problem and told him to shut the F**k Up because of his views.
The Jewish people were attacked — whether they like it or not — when Jackson elected to make the post on his account, which caused the uproar that we are dealing with this week. It doesn’t matter if it was a real or fake quote, Anti-Semitic posts should not be accepted. Period.
Brees had to apologize more than Jackson for his views. Yet, Jenkins does not believe that Jewish people are black people’s problems, as you can see with the attached video.
“We can honor the Jewish heritage and trauma while staying focused on what matters,” Jenkins said in his caption on Instagram with the video. “Jewish people aren’t our problem, and we aren’t their problem. Let’s not lose focus on what the problem truly is, and that’s that black lives still don’t matter in this country.
“Push this energy toward arresting and convicting the killers of Breonna Taylor and burning systemic racism to the ground. ✊🏿”
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