Steve Nash: “I think, as White people, we have to understand we have a certain privilege and a benefit by the color of our skin in our communities.”
Steve Nash admitted to benefiting from White privilege, saying he did “skip the line” to become an NBA head coach and acknowledged criticisms from analysts in that process. Nash, the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, addressed the issue head on during his virtual introductory news conference on Wednesday.”I have benefited from White privilege,” he said.
“I think, as White people, we have to understand we have a certain privilege and a benefit by the color of our skin in our communities. We have a long way to go to find equality and social and racial justice. I hope that I’m a great ally in that cause.”
He continued, “We do need more diversity and more opportunities for African American coaches on staff in all capacities. The league was built through African American players, and stars have made this one of the greatest entertainment industries and businesses in sports in the world.”
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