Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich: I’m “embarrassed as a white person!”

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Gregg Popovich ‘attacks’ racism.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

SAN ANTONIO — First, white civilians were caught on camera washing black people’s feet. Now this. Never one to mince words, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he’s “embarrassed as a white person” and the mortification has everything to do with the murder of George Floyd and how he perished in such a “nonchalant” manner. Floyd, a black man, was asphyxiated to death by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25th and the felonious ordeal was captured on video. Cell phone footage shows Chauvin, who’s white, genuflecting on Floyd’s scruff for nearly 9 minutes.

His last words were “I can’t breathe” — à la Eric Garner.

It should be noted Floyd and Chauvin once worked together and they’ve known each other for years.

Nevertheless, Popovich vented his exasperation in a Twitter video released Saturday afternoon. “I think I’m just embarrassed as a white person to know that can happen,” he fumed. “To actually watch a lynching. We’ve all seen books, and you look in the books and you see black people hanging off of trees… But we just saw it again. I never thought I’d see that, with my own eyes, in real time.”

“We [as white people] have to [effectuate change],” Popovich, 71, continued. “Black people have been shouldering this burden for 400 years. The only reason this nation has made the progress it has is because of the persistence, patience and effort of black people.

“The history of our nation from the very beginning in many ways was a lie, and we continue to this day, mostly black and brown people, to try to make that lie a truth so that it is no longer a lie. And those rights and privileges are enjoyed by people of color, just like we enjoy them.

“So it’s got to be us, in my opinion, that speak truth to power, and call it out, no matter what the consequences. We have to speak. We have to not let anything go.”

When it comes to harboring sentiments of “White Guilt,” Popovich ain’t alone. In North Carolina, a large contingent of white people (including police officers) were caught on camera washing the feet of African American protesters while begging for forgiveness during a “Black Lives Matter” rally.

Some apologized for being white.

No bullsh*t.

Do you agree with Popovich’s stance on racial injustice?

Was it sagacious to scour crusty black feet?

Watch the videos.

Share your thoughts.

48 comments

  1. Gregg Popovich for President !!!
    POW-ER-FULLY SPOKEN !!!!

  2. Evil comes in all colors GREGG!

  3. R. I. P. George Floyd… Justice Will Come… If we have to Burn this Country Down

  4. Sorry POPS, it’s time for you to retire, Shame on you for using black people to make you wealthy.

  5. what is with this …. if you are white you have to be sorry for being white stuff….. if you are not African-American you have to say you are sorry for all things that whites have done or that Hispanics have done or that Asians have done ….. I will not say I am sorry for no-one but my self. If I do something to someone then I will say sorry but I will NOT take the blame for other people’s mess ups end of story. I will raise my child to be loving caring and tolerant of all races no matter what but they will not apologize for what they did not do.

  6. Well Pop I wonder if black people should be embarrassed that a black man held up two elderly white people in their 80s who were visiting their son’s grave and then shot them to death.

    Deep down I think almost all liberals are closet racists. That is why they have white guilt and also why they think everyone else is racist too.

  7. Election year America trendy cowards

  8. I wish I had Pops as a father figure

  9. all you white mothafuckas can shine my shoes

  10. I felt this! Deep in my spine. I support this with everything in me. 🙏🏾

  11. Javasia Roberts

    He’s thinking about his players, he knows that no matter how much money they make or how famous they are, any one of them could have easily been George Floyd. BLACK LIVES MATTER✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

  12. Vinnie-da-brew

    As a white person, I’m embarrassed for Popovich

  13. What is your problem you idiot?? What does the officer that killed George Floyd have anything to do with you besides skin tone?? Why are you so stupid?? Why would you identify with someone just because they have a similar skin tone?? Did you kill George Floyd?? Did I?? I know I didn’t and I have NOTHING in common with the cop that did, NOTHING!!!

  14. I will never be embarrassed for who I AM or the fact that i was born the race I am. Nobody ever should be. I can feel for the people not being treated with the respect and dignity that we all deserve but I WILL NOT BE GUILTED INTO DENOUNCING MYSELF BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS.

  15. Wash your own damn feet.

  16. This is an every day occurrence for Black people,,,, it may have been the first time for others, but we live this bullshit and horror 365 days a year! There has been so many lives tooken by the hands of police across the United States and due to the Judicial System that makes us want to put that Flag in the trash where it belongs

  17. If you’re embarrassed to be white then you are ashamed of your whole family

  18. Antoinette Eetrada

    WELL SAID SIR

  19. I will wash the BLM protesting mutha fuckers feet with a bucket of sulphuric acid a wire brush and bar of gritty solvo

  20. Just proof that God will turn your enemies into a footstool

  21. I have a foot fetish but Im not washing black people’s feet

  22. Lmao white guilt, POP is a joke

  23. He should feel very guilty the nba is the most racist league in all of sports most of the team coaches are white and about 90% of the players are black was up with that. This guy should quit his job and give an opportunity to someone else he’s been making millions for so many years and thinks he can fool us with his fake words to keep everyone and the players with a blind eye and not realize what’s going on in the league time for change in the league and specially San Antonio!

  24. BLACK FEET MATTERS!

  25. Reach4thaStoke

    It was the persistence of black people that lead to half a million people dying to end slavery in this country? Dang, learn some new every day. Maybe they can help with all the slavery around the world that still exists today.

  26. It's ABout Time

    The next white man I see I’m gonna make him lick my feet

  27. Filbert Newman

    I’m not embarrassed. Tell me coach perfect, just how diverse is your starting five? Your staff? Your roster?

  28. God bless you Mr. Popovich for being able to keep your eyes and mind open to the damage being done to my people. Thank you for speaking up.

  29. 🙏😢Love you pops❤️

  30. Greg popovich for president

  31. So let it be written So let it be done

    all white ppl aren’t to blame for that one cop some white ppl are willfully blind and thats not acceptable without white ppl we wouldn’t b free without black ppl we wouldn’t be inslaved we most work together wit that being said i still wont talk to a lot of white ppl because i would never tell a blind person to look at something!

  32. Michael Morrison

    I’m embarrassed that you’re white too

  33. Mascãdá Del Pántiòn

    It is a good thing that he is speaking so truthfully on the internet for all to see. This should be an example of what it is like to speak truthfully so we can weed out the things that are clearly not

  34. Pop teaching Whites to pity Blacks.

  35. What a pandering hypocrite. Went to the Air Force Academy. So got his college paid for by American taxpayers who at the time were predomiately white. Didn’t call white Americans racist then. Before he became a SJW he was no military warrior. He spent his mandatory five years of active duty playing/touring with the Armed Services Basketball Team. Now there’s some hazardous duty. Again paid for by the American taxpayer who were still mainly whites. Again, didn’t call them racists then. If he has such disdain back in those days he kept it to himself so he wouldn’t lose his gravy train.

  36. Byron Bradburn

    Much respect to Coach Pop !!!!

  37. Why would this guy be embarrassed? He didn’t kill George Floyd.

  38. David Chandler

    Should be ashamed of your team’s record!

  39. Coach Popavich is a genuinely good person..

  40. This was from his heart ❤

  41. Coach Gregg Popovich you may have feeling embrass that’s good Attitude of how you feel about Back People.Color doesn’t define who we are we are all Human beings,And not many of white People feel that way about Black People we are a Nation decided by racism. Black is Beautiful and all Black lives Matters. You cut White and Black is the same Blood we bleed.God is very Angry each the day the way in which White People is treating Black People and that shouldn’t be. We supposed to get along. We Human beings but Obviously it is not that way.Racism is all over the World against black People,All Black lives Matters. Equality and Peace. God bless stay safe.

  42. Nick Bradford Sr.

    I love G-Pop real shit… Not even from Texas or a Spurs fan but this dude is a AMAZING human being 💯💯💯

  43. Thank you, to all the white people who are speaking up. This movement is for EVERYONE.

  44. Abdul Raheem Mason

    Be proud white black whatever you are 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

  45. He should be embarrassed!! SHAME!!!!

  46. TruthInTrinity

    Genuine Truth!

  47. BlackDragonJazz

    He was one of the first to come out in support of Colin Kaepernick 💜✊

  48. Eduardo Hernandez

    great words from an amazing man 👍👌

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