The international grassroots civil rights movement #EndJewHatred released the following statement from Co-Founder Brooke Goldstein on the suspension of Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets:
“End Jew Hatred is encouraged to see the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA take swift action to condemn the antisemitic comments from Kyrie Irving and suspend him. Jew-hatred cannot be allowed to flourish without consequences. We remain concerned, however, that a lackluster apology and a short five game suspension merely removes this bout of Jew-hatred from the headlines, rather than properly addressing it. Redemption is not possible without contrition, and we need to see more than a social media post. Celebrity Jew-hatred has devastating effects on the Jewish community and on our society, spreading antisemitism across social media and jumping into our daily reality, even manifesting as violence. We need to stand united against Jew-hatred in all its forms, and eliminate bigotry from our society.”
About End Jew Hatred
#EndJewHatred is an international grassroots civil rights movement that unites ordinary people, activists, and organizations from around the world who support the cause that defines the movement: to end Jew-hatred in our lifetime. It does so by altering public discourse to make Jew-hatred unacceptable in society, while empowering Jews with positivity and strength to discover and enjoy their heritage in whichever manner they choose, without fear of attack or persecution.
For more information about End Jew Hatred, please contact James Lambert, Vice President at Rubenstein Public Relations, at 212-805-3024 or at email@example.com.