David Adelman, chairman of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, invited DeSean Jackson to participate in an educational session and tour of the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. According to the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, the plaza is designed to highlight the dangers of totalitarianism and how it can be prevented in America through fidelity to the Constitution of the United States .
The Eagles´wide receiver accepted the invitation to demonstrate his intention to educate himself and repair the damage he caused for the anti-Semitic message he posted. The player said he will learn about why his posts were hurtful to many people.
Jackson accepted to attend the educational tour during a FaceTime conversation on Tuesday with David Adelman and 76ers limited partner and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin.Adelman said he is “confident we can turn this into a positive together.”
Just had aFaceTime call w @deseanjackson10 & @michaelgrubin DeSean apologized for his hurtful comments. As Chair of the @phillyholocaust memorial, I offered to host him for an education session & tour of the plaza & he accepted. Confident we can turn this into a positive together https://t.co/y04xobo7Oc
— David Adelman (@david_adelman) July 8, 2020
On his part, Rubin believes Jackson is not anti-Semitic, and the player will help solve this prejudice. He tweeted: “People make mistakes sometimes – what’s matters is that you learn and grow from it and find away to turn it into a positive!”
Jackson’s posts featured a quote incorrectly attributed to Adolf Hitler, as well as praise for Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, which is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The wide receiver apologized to the Jewish community, Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, the Eagles organization and their fans for his “insensitive and ill-informed posts.” Jackson explained he was trying to “uplift, unite and encourage our culture with positive and light. Unfortunately, that did not happen.”