DeMar DeRozan’s experience of white privilege
Many NBA stars across the country have been meeting with police and sharing their experiences with white privileges.
San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan is the latest NBA player to join the conversation.
DeRozan spent some time talking about becoming a black American on Taylor Rooks of the Bleacher Report.
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In one session, DeRozan discussed how he played basketball games mainly in white schools in the ninth grade.
He explained the cultural shock he felt when comparing the school with where he lived and grew up.
DeRozan said: “For the first time I saw how different their school, facilities, and everything related to culture.”
“Since then, it has often asked me, damn, why are their things better? There are many questions that come with it. As I continue to grow older, I see the separation of privileges and privileges.”
Interview Dema DeRozan Taylor Lux is worth a look.
The scope of the conversation included how DeRozan learned to worry about the police, about Orlando’s renewed “furious” Zoom conversation, and his praise for Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who screamed for social injustice and set the tone for players and others around the league Coach.
DeMar DeRozan was traded to San Antonio in the summer of 2018, and Kawhi Leonard was sent to Toronto in the transaction.
This post is written by Eric Magana