SUCCESS IS COLORBLIND
After witnessing this morning the head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich, go on a verbal rampage in the video below, whereby he states that “white people…need to be made uncomfortable”, due to his belief that “white privilege” is a real thing and that it is white peoples’ fault that black people (and other minorities) don’t apparently have the same opportunities in America as white people (despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary), I can no longer stay silent.
To start, Gregg Popovich is the 7th wealthiest coach in the NBA, with an annual salary of around $6 million, a net worth of something like $20 million, and a team full of black millionaires under his leadership, which means that he knows less about feeling “uncomfortable” than 99% of Americans, regardless of skin color, and therefore is in no position to be lecturing anyoneabout how much comfort they do or don’t need to feel. As a Peak Potential Coach, whose job it is to teach people how they can achieve success, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc., and who knows that personal responsibility, not race, is the cornerstone of all success, I am shocked and appalled that a fellow coach would even suggest, for one second, that you or I could be responsible for someone else’s success (or lack thereof)...
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