Spur’s Coach Rants About White Privilege, ‘Our Country Is An Embarrassment To The World’
Coach Gregg Popovich Says America Is An Embarrassment To The World
Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich went on a broken rant about white privilege on Monday, and declared that “Our country is an embarrassment to the world.” (video below)
Gregg Popvich was talking about the protests to the national anthem, which started out as an anti-police protest and have now morphed into something else where nobody seems to have any idea what anybody is protesting. Are they protesting police? Racial inequality? Donald Trump? The right to free speech?
Nobody seems to know why anybody is kneeling any more, but Popvich focused on white privilege.
“You know, obviously, race is the elephant in the room, and we all understand that, but unless it is talked about constantly it’s not going to get better,” Popovich started. “People get bored, oh is it that again, they pull the race card against, ‘why do we have to talk about that?’ Well, because it’s uncomfortable.”
“There has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change. You know, whether it’s LGBT movement, or, you know, women’s suffrage, race, it it doesn’t matter. People have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people because we’re comfortable.
“We still have no clue about what being born white means,” Popovich said. “And if you read some of the recent literature, you’ll realize that there really is no such thing as whiteness, but we kind of made it up.”
“It’s like you’re at the 50 meter mark in a 100 meter dash, and you’ve got that kind of a lead, yes, because you were born white. You have advantages that are systemically, culturally, psychologically there. And they have been built up, cemented for hundreds of years.”
“People want to hold their position, people want the status quo, people don’t want to give that up, and until it’s given up, it’s not going to be fixed.”
You can see the video below of Gregg Popovich’s speech: