What Hank Greenberg's friendship with Jackie Robinson can teach us today
July 24, 2020
NEW YORK (JTA) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner posted a video late last week in response to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic screed against Jews.
After describing his horror at the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Banner preached that as important as the work of Black Lives Matter may be, its achievements cannot come by stepping on the backs of other people or by vilifying Jews.
In Banner’s own words, “We can’t preach equality but in result we’re just trying to flip the script and change the hierarchy… Change your heart, p...