[Ed. – The NBA, which is now 81.7% people of color, has already inflicted its punishment on white players.]
Kyle Korver, a player for the NBA’s Utah Jazz, wrote an op-ed for The Players Tribune calling for other white people to take responsibility for the “sins of our forefathers.”
Who is Kyle Korver? Korver … was a member of the Atlanta Hawks along with guard Thabo Sefolosha in 2015. Sefolosha had his leg broken by police during an arrest outside a club in New York City.
Sefolosha was not convicted of any crime and received $4 million in a settlement of his lawsuit over false arrest and excessive force from the city. But that incident stuck with Korver and led him to write this op-ed.
What point is he trying to make? Korver said he felt guilty that after Sefolohsa’s arrest, his initial reaction was to blame Sefolosha before figuring out all the facts.
That, coupled with recent incidents of Utah Jazz fans allegedly hurling racial insults to players, led Korver to acknowledge that while he can choose to be an ally to oppressed minorities, he also has the privilege as a white man of opting out of that battle and ignoring any injustice. …