The particular Anti-Defamation League and the Brooklyn Nets put out a declaration on Wednesday announcing that Kyrie Irving has decided to be re-educated by ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and pay $500, 000 in the direction of “ causes and businesses that work to eradicate dislike and intolerance. ”
The $500, 000 tax, which they’re calling a “ donation, ” is being matched by the Brooklyn Nets to create the ADL’s total haul to $1 million.
Greenblatt described the shakedown as an “ opportunity” for Irving to “ learn and do better. ”
The full statement reads:
BROOKLYN (Nov. 2, 2022) — The events of the past week have got sparked many emotions inside the Nets organization, our Brooklyn community, and the nation. The public discourse that followed has brought greater awareness to the difficulties we face as a society when it comes to combating hate and hate speech. We are ready to take on this challenge and recognize that this is a unique minute to make a lasting impact.
To promote education within our community, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets will each donate $500, 000 towards causes and organizations that work to eradicate hate plus intolerance in our communities. The Nets and Kyrie Irving will work with ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), a nonprofit organization devoted to fighting antisemitism and all types of hate that undermine justice and reasonable treatment for every individual. It is really an effort to develop educational programming that is inclusive and will comprehensively combat all forms of antisemitism and bigotry.
“ I oppose all forms of hatred and oppression and stand strong with communities that are marginalized and impacted every day, ” stated Kyrie Irving. “ I am aware of the negative impact associated with my post towards the Judaism community and I take obligation. I do not believe almost everything said in the documentary has been true or reflects our morals and principles. I am a human being learning from all moves of life and I plan to do so with an open brain and a willingness to listen. So from my family and I, all of us meant no harm to anybody group, race or religious beliefs of people, and wish to just be a beacon of reality and light. ”
“ There is no area for antisemitism, racism, false narratives or misguided efforts to create animosity and hate, ” said Sam Zussman, Chief Executive Officer of BSE Global, parent company of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. “ Now, more than ever, there exists a pressing need to ensure education in these areas. We are putting the prior statements into exercise because actions speak even louder than words. ”
“ At a time whenever antisemitism has reached historical levels, we know the best way to fight the oldest hatred is to both confront it head-on and also to change hearts and minds. With this partnership, ADL will work with the Nets plus Kyrie to open dialogue plus increase understanding, ” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “ At the same time, we will maintain our vigilance and call out the use of anti-Jewish stereotypes and tropes – no matter what, whoever, or wherever the origin – as we work toward a world without hate. ”
As in previous years, the Brooklyn Netting will continue to support and participate in Shine A Light, an ongoing initiative dedicated to spotlighting modern-day antisemitism.
In addition , to ensure a sustainable plus meaningful impact in generating awareness and education for the important topics of hatred based on race, ethnicity, plus religion, the Brooklyn Netting, New York Liberty and the teams’ affiliated organizations will host a series of community conversations at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in partnership with ADL and other nationwide civil rights organizations as well as local community associations.
When Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem and bashed white people, he was rewarded with a multi-million money endorsement deal from Nike, received universal acclaim in the media and was handed his own Netflix specific.
Whenever Kyrie Irving tweeted out there a documentary discussing Jewish slave ship owners , he was generally hounded by the media and forced to pay the ADL a $500, 000 taxes.