According to Snopes.com, the passage is often quoted by those arguing that Hitler had not been racist.
Jackson later wrote that his original post was misinterpreted, based on screenshots taken by various news companies. However, in a different post, he shared a specific paragraph referencing a Jewish want to “extort America” and achieve “world domination.”
“I just want to first off extend an apology on behalf of me and what I stand for, because you know, I’m one that’s fair and I never want to put any race down or any people down,” Jackson said.
He also said that he regretted posting about Hitler at all.
Eagles and NFL respond
Jackson’s comments were fiercely criticized, and advocacy organizations called on him to learn more in regards to the history of anti-Semitism.
“Regardless of his intentions, the messages shared were offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling,” the Eagles’ statement said.
“They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization,” the statement continued. “We are disappointed and we reiterated to DeSean the importance of not only apologizing, but also using his platform to take action to promote unity, equality, and respect.”
The Eagles added that the organization would continue to monitor the situation and would simply take appropriate action.
The NFL also weighed in on the situation, saying they were in touch with the Eagles.
“DeSean’s comments were highly inappropriate, offensive and divisive and stand in stark contrast to the NFL’s values of respect, equality and inclusion,” the league said in a statement to CNN.
CNN’s Wayne Sterling contributed to this report.