Spurs coach Gregg Popovich loves ‘Black History Month,’ says America is racist

Popovich praises NBA’s treatment of Black History Month.

Popovich says Black History important.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

SALT LAKE CITY — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich just made a bunch of black friends. When asked to give his two cents on the NBA’s annual promotion of Black History Month, the 69-year-old Air Force alum did what he does best. He kept it real. “I think it’s pretty obvious. The league is made up of a lot of black guys,” said Popovich who remains a firm critic of President Donald Trump. “To honor [Black History Month] and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet. And it’s always important to bring attention to it, even if it angers some people. The point is that you have to keep it in front of everybody’s nose so that they understand it, that it still hasn’t been taken care of, and we have a lot of work to do.”

Pops also believes African-Americans are automatically disadvantaged when it comes to job opportunities and economics. “It’s a remembrance, and a bit of a celebration in some ways,” he said. “It sounds odd because we’re not there yet. But it’s always important to remember what has passed and what is being experienced now by the black population. It’s a celebration of some of the good things that have happened, and a reminder that there’s a lot more work to do. But more than anything, I think if people take the time to think about it, I think it is our national sin. It always intrigues me when people come out with, ‘I’m tired of talking about that,’ or ‘Do we have to talk about race again?’ And the answer is you’re damned right we do. Because it’s always there, and it’s systemic in the sense that when you talk about opportunity it’s not about, ‘Well, if you lace up your shoes and you work hard, then you can have the American dream.’

“That’s a bunch of hogwash!”

“If you were born white, you automatically have a monstrous advantage educationally, economically, culturally in this society. And all the systemic roadblocks that exist, whether it’s in a judicial sense, a neighborhood sense with laws, zoning, education — we have huge problems in that regard that are very complicated, but take leadership, time and real concern to try to solve. It’s a tough one because people don’t really want to face it. And it’s in our national discourse.”

Strong words from Pops.

Do you agree with him?

Is America truly racist?

Share your thoughts below.

26 comments

  1. We can’t change our past, we can only live our present, and aim to make the future better. We are all brothers and sisters in God’s eye.

  2. “We live in a racist country” How Popovich came to that conclusion? 100 years of slavery? some other years of Jim Crow? apartheid?, Japanese internment camps? Operation Wetbacks?, nazis came here to copy US racist legal system?. I mean, because when somebody says that some people are shocked and say “we have black history month, we are not racists”.

  3. I love greg popovich he speaks the truth and he knows racism will always be a topic we will always have to talk about no matter what. Greg popovich is the greatest coach in NBA history

  4. Pop keep it 💯at all times 🙌🏽👍🏽

  5. A White man explaining to White America why this month is “so important to Black Americans”; is this irony or a touch of lunacy?

  6. He’s not saying anything profound. Of course America is racist as hell, just ask any person of color who’s been stopped by law enforcement for no damn reason or been followed around a dept store by security or stuck sending their kids to failing public schools. However, it is very important for white people to empathize because we will not make much progress unless white people are as invested in eliminating racial bias as POC are. In short, we need more woke white people to join the fight for progress and Pop is one of them!

  7. Laverne Blaszczyk

    Good for you Coach😄

  8. pops iz my kinda nigga

  9. instead of making a blanket statement that this is a racist country why doesn’t the coward name white people in his life that were racist? name some police officers who he had encounters with that are racist….this guy is a ball less loser

  10. Adonis Blandon

    Pop for President

  11. Trump honors black history month by watching “Roots” and laughing at the abusive parts.

  12. Brothers Karafuchov

    You’re right, Pop, I don’t know what it’s like to get the special privileges that blacks get in this country. I don’t know what it’s like to get an effective 285 bonus on my SATs because of my skin color. I don’t know what it’s like to be given lowered admission requirements to colleges and for jobs because of my skin color like blacks get. I don’t know what it’s like to embrace a culture of thugdom and single parenthood like black culture does. So, nope, I can’t relate. Go figure.

  13. There shouldn’t be a black history month, there should be black history everyday.

  14. Sooooo then if we are concerned about racism and diversity then why don’t we make sure there are more whites and Asians and Mexicans on the sports teams? If we truly don’t want to favor any race over another. Just seems a little odd to me.

  15. Eric the Viking

    First sentence: “The league is made up of a lot of black guys”
    Ten seconds later: “We live in a pretty racist country.”

    Gregg… Buddy… the simple fact that you are completely surrounded by a league of prominent black athletes that have obtained the highest level of fame and financial security is solid proof that America is far less racist than whatever bullshit scenario you’ve created in your head.

  16. I love this guy

  17. colored negro month is racist …white history month …the feds would bounce on that with multiple “hate crime ” indictments …WET …white entertainment television …yes …more feds

  18. I am not a fan of Popovich, but he does speak the truth.

  19. these negros are prima Donna’s. you always complain about racist society while in fact you should be thankful that you are in america instead of hearding goats in africa.

  20. I love greg popovich he speaks the truth and he knows racism will always be a topic we will always have to talk about no matter what. Greg popovich is the greatest coach in NBA history

  21. Snappz Peatross

    White people are mad cause the truth is coming out and a white man is speaking the real

  22. I wish you “open minded” whites could really, truly, experience the sneaky, lying, and wicked tactics a segment of the black people in this country are a part of. You all think blacks are these ultra kind, loving people who just want to hold hands and sing praises to god. I’ve experienced the hidden, evil in the black community that is going on in the shadows of mainstream society. To state it lightly, they don’t want to give you flowers and have their children anywhere near yours. They are very smart and very cunning and are very much plotting a very horrific future for whites.

  23. He’s disgusting. I live in San Antonio, TX. I no longer watch the Spurs because of Gregg POPOBITCH. He has taken all the joy out of watching the Spurs. He has libeled my beloved country, and I think he is a traitor. He is a very angry man. He has a reputation here in San Antonio as being rude, vicious and nasty to everyone, especially the little guys, including people of color. Go figure. What a hypocrite.

  24. Alejandro Montel

    America is racist, I agree, but not only from white towards black, but also from black towards white. Everybody is in the same pot

  25. There are racists in every race get over it

  26. Pop keep it 💯at all times 🙌🏽👍🏽

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