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Pittsburgh Steelers' Zach Banner says we must 'put our arms around' Jews


(JTA) — Zach Banner of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers wants the Black community to know: Jews “deal with the same amount of hate, similar hardships and hard times.”

In a tweet accompanied by a video, Banner said he does not want to “harp” on the controversy surrounding the recent social media posts of fellow NFLer DeSean Jackson in which the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver featured anti-Semitic statements attributed to Adolf Hitler.

But, he said, the community can only “progress by educating ourselves. We can’t move forward while allowing ourselves to leave another minority...

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