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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
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Popovich told reporters that Spurs players have his "full support" to use their "right and ability to say what they'd like to say and act the way they like to act."

He offered several more lengthy responses, including one about white privilege.

"Obviously, race is the elephant in the room, and we all understand that, but unless it is talked about constantly, it is not going to get better," Popovich told reporters. "People get bored. 'Oh, is it that again. He's pulling the race card again. Why do we have to talk about that?'"

"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 or women's suffrage, 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...It's hard to sit down and decide, yes, it's like you are at the 50-meter mark in a 100-meter dash. 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 and cemented for hundreds of years. but many people can't look at it. It's too difficult... People want to hold their position. They want the status quo. People don't want to give that up. And until it is given up, it's not going to be fixed."

He called President Trump's rescinding of the Golden State Warriors' invitation to the White House "comical," because Warriors star Stephen Curry had already said he was not going to go. He also likened Trump to a sixth-grader.

Popovich served in the Air Force. He also responded Monday to the President's endorsement of NASCAR team owners who recently threatened to fire their drivers if they decide to protest during the national anthem.

"I just heard a comment this morning from a NASCAR owner and from Mr. Petty that just blew me away," Popovich told reporters. "Mr. Petty said people that act the way we saw on Sunday should leave the country. I had no idea I live in a country where people would actually say that sort of thing. Our country is an embarrassment to the world."


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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
He's free to move.


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Boycott the Spurs


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but unless it is talked about constantly, it is not going to get better


What the frick is he talking about? Race is talked about ALL THE frickING TIME


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Damn, his SJW cuckery is seeping at me through my monitor.

I feel bad for San Antonio fans that still has some common sense in them.


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ReauxlTide222
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I wish we had the race relations of Jordan or India


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supatigah
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I love all of these self important a-holes preaching to us about how to behave

They are fighting against human nature, ethnic and cultural bias is as old as time


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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
A rich white man talking down to white people about their privilege. Ironic.


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Pop with the mic drop



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supatigah
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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
Oh but he is enlightened because he was in the Air Force and coaches minorities and collects wine and shit

Just listen to him, he will guide you


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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
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I love all of these self important a-holes preaching to us about how to behave

They are fighting against human nature, ethnic and cultural bias is as old as time




Jim Crow laws may have went the way of the dodo bird but we still self segregate in everything we do and where we live and work and it's not only accepted but outright demanded amongst of all races.


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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
Pop started that race at the 75 yard mark. Until he gives up his position, he will never understand.


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Smoke7024
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It is talked about constantly and there are no solutions or ideas presented to fix anything.


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"Obviously, race is the elephant in the room, and we all understand that, but unless it is talked about constantly, it is not going to get better,"


So....unless people divide people into groups and talk about the color of their skin.....racism won't end?
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PaperTiger
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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
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Mr. Petty said people that act the way we saw on Sunday should leave the country. I had no idea I live in a country where people would actually say that sort of thing. Our country is an embarrassment to the world."


Funny. All those people that said they were going to leave if Trump won. Does Pop have a comment on that? What about that kind of country?

I figured Popavich would want people to be winners. Not take my ball home type of people.


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Jim Crow laws may have went the way of the dodo bird but we still self segregate in everything we do and where we live and work


My job had a continuing education training and all the white people sat on one side and all the black people on the other. Face it, people like being around people like themselves.


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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
Welcome to humanity
Enjoy your stay

Visit other countries and see how they treat each other. To say this is a white privilege issue is a fricking joke. Cruise around Appalachia and try to convince those hillbillies they are privileged because they are born white.

It is one thing to point out wrongs and discuss a better way. It is quite another to be an all knowing and condescending a-hole sitting on your high horse.

A lot of what pop says I agree with in the grand scheme, a lot of what he says comes across as an old jaded liberal with a microphone bank in front him and no filter


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Mr. Elvert
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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
Pop is an idiot. Typical liberal, trying to talk down to people as if I give a shite about your opinion because you're white and famous.


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re: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,' talks white privilege
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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich calls U.S. 'embarrassment to the world,


Not really an embarrassment. I was traveling to Asia earlier this year. Everyone wanted to come here. Heard nothing but good things about the US. Not sure where Pop got his info.


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