Wouldn’t it be great if we could just name Gregg Popovich the POTUS today? It’s a shame that the guys who always understand race relations the most usually have no political aspirations whatsoever.

The San Antonio Spurs head coach delivered an eloquent three-minute breakdown of what Black History Month means to him before the team's game on Thursday.

Pop called this month is “a celebration of some of the good things that have happened and a reminder that there’s a lot more work to do," while adding that we “should never stop talking about race” because “it’s always there.”

Popovich wasn’t done there, speaking more on Donald Trump and giving a true meaning of the white privilege most Americans wake up with on a daily basis.

“It’s systemic in the sense that if you talk about opportunity, it’s not about well if you lace up your shoes and you work hard, 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 or in 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 remembrance and a bit of a celebration in some ways. 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 damn right we do,’ because it’s always there."

The man gets it, and even more impressive, it's not an act.



-- ThaCover2

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