While appearing on Monday’s edition of ESPN2’s “The Paul Finebaum Show,” San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich launched into a tirade against white people, Donald Trump and the United States, asserting that white “people have to be made to feel uncomfortable.”
“Well, because it’s uncomfortable, and there has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change. Whether it’s the LGBT movement, women’s suffrage, race, 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 of what being born white means,” he said.
“If you read some of the recent literature, you’ll realize there really is no such thing as whiteness, but we kind of made that up. That’s not my original thought, but it’s true,” he asserted.
“Because you were born white, you have advantages that are systemically, culturally, psychologically there. And they have been built up and cemented for hundreds of years. But many people can’t look at it. It’s too difficult,” he added. “It can’t be something that is on their plate on a daily basis. 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.”
Here’s video of his statement:
Here’s another, longer clip, where he says that “our country’s an embarrassment.”
“Our country is an embarrassment in the world,” he said. “This is an individual that when people held arms during games, [he thought] that they were doing it to honor the flag. That’s delusional. But it’s what we have to live with. You’ve got a choice: We can continue to bounce our heads off the walls with his conduct, or we can decide the institutions of our country are more important, people are more important, [the] decent America we all have and want is more important — get down to business at the grassroots level and do what we have to do.”
Paul Joseph Watson observed:
It’s odd that all this “white privilege” doesn’t extend to violent encounters with cops (the very thing the ‘take a knee’ gesture was started to protest). Figures show that significantly more white people are shot dead by cops every year, despite black people committing more violent crimes.
Popovich also failed to explain how white people being “uncomfortable” about their skin color is going to prevent the relentless carnage that is black on black murder.
Around 2400 black men are killed by other black men every single year. Compare that to just 16 unarmed black men who are killed by police every year (about the same number who get struck by lightning).
None of that has anything to do with “white privilege,” but then again, Popovich doesn’t really care about black lives, he cares about tedious virtue signalling and genuflecting to political correctness to make himself look good.
Writing at the Gateway Pundit, Cristina Laila correctly noted:
Millions of white people and Christians were starved and murdered because of Communism but they had white privilege so who cares, right Popovich?
Well over 1 million WHITE American men have died in wars, including the Civil War which ultimately freed black slaves. How’s that for ‘white privilege’?
There are also many impoverished whites in America today yet the left continues their attacks. This is precisely why Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Americans are fed up with round-the-clock accusations of racism.
Popovich, who happens to be white, served in the Air Force during the 1970s.
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