Pop says “We Live in a Racist Country”

by Elizabeth Ruiz

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says “we live in a racist country.”

That comment came as he talked to reporters about the importance of the NBA’s promotion of Black History Month before the Spurs took on the Jazz in Utah Monday night.

“I think it’s pretty obvious. The league is made up of a lot of black guys, so to honor that (Black History Month) and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that?”

Popovich told Salt Lake City’s KTVX-TV and other media outlets, “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 it it angers some people.”

He went on the say, “The point is that you have to keep it in front of everybody’s nose so that they understand that it still hasn’t been taken care of, and we have a lot of work to do.”

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