“Somebody Must Be Blamed”: Antisemitism, the Equal Opportunity Ideology

Western States Center
8 min readJul 15, 2020

By Eric K. Ward

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson and Fox News host Tucker Carlson

Normally I might have whiplash. One day I’m being asked for comment by national media outlets about a Black NFL player and the next, about FOX News celebrity Tucker Carlson. On the surface Tucker Carlson and DeSean Jackson would appear to have very little in common. But together they illustrate a growing danger in this moment…

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