Edelman invites DeSean Jackson to Holocaust museum

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has invited DeSean Jackson to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., after the Philadelphia Eagles wideout made anti-Semitic social media posts.Jackson, 33, issued two apologies on Tuesday after posting an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler and his admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on social media.Edelman, who is Jewish, addressed his feelings in an Instagram video post on Thursday morning.”I have seen DeSean play in his career, make outstanding football plays, we’ve communicated over social media. I’ve got nothing but respect for his game. I know he said some ugly things, but I do see an opportunity to have a conversation,” Edelman said.”I am proud of my Jewish heritage, and for me, it is not just about religion. It’s about community and culture as well. I am unusual because I didn’t identify as Jewish until later in my life. Whenever I encountered hatred, it never really felt like it was aimed at me. It was only after I was part of this community that I learned how destructive hate is. Anti-Semitism is one of the oldest forms of hatred. It’s rooted in ignorance and fear.”Edelman, 34, offered to join Jackson for a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, also in Washington, D.C., if he accepts his offer.”I don’t want to distract from how important the Black Lives Matter movement is, and how we need to stay behind it. I think the Black and Jewish communities have a lot of similarities,” Edelman said in the video.”One unfortunate similarity is that they are both attacked by the ignorant and the hateful. It’s really hard to see the challenges a community can face when you’re not part of it. So what we need to do is, we need to listen. We need to learn. We need to act. We need to have these uncomfortable conversations if we’re going to have real change.”

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