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Memes, Spurs, and American Dream: Gregg Popovich provided some incredibly thoughtful comments on what Black History Month means to him IG: armelaninvibe cism is] systemic. If you were born white, you automatically have a monstrous advantage educationally, economically, culturally..." Gregg Popovich, Spurs coach h/t Spurs Nation NATION @Regrann from @tattle.tailzz - Gregg Popovich has more frequently discussed social and political issues during pregame interviews this season. On Thursday, he was asked what Black History Month means to him. His response was just as strikingly thoughtful as you’d expect. “Well, 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’re damned right we do.’” Popovich then discussed systemic racism and white privilege. “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.” BHM BlackHistoryMonth Melanin NoMuslimBan MuslimBan Africa via @melaninvibez400 - regrann Mediaoutrage

@Regrann from @tattle.tailzz - Gregg Popovich has more frequently discussed social and political issues during pregame interviews this seaso...

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