• WHITE PRIVILEGED NBA SLAVEMASTER Gregg Popovich rips Columbus Day celeb

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    Recall that Popovich is a mouthy Air Farce cunt who would get
    his lights put out in three seconds in ground combat.

    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ripped a Texas school
    district for observing Columbus Day.

    Popovich used part of his pregame press conference on Friday to
    take a shot at the Alamo Heights Independent School District in
    Alamo Heights, Texas, for their decision to keep the Columbus
    Day holiday instead of changing it to Indigenous Peoplesí Day.

    The 72-year-old legendary NBA coach likened the 15th-century
    Italian explorer who sailed to the present-day Bahamas in 1492
    to a genocidal mass murderer.

    "He initiated a New World genocide," Popovich said of Columbus,
    via the San Antonio Express-News. "He set in motion what
    followed, the annihilation of every Indigenous person in
    Hispaniola, which was Haiti and the Dominican Republic today. He
    took slaves. He mutilated. He murdered."

    Popovich also took issue with the idea that celebrating Columbus
    Day was an honor for Italian Americans.

    "Itís not a knock on Italian Americans. Thatís a silly argument.
    Itís like saying, ĎWe should be proud of Hitler because we are
    German.í It makes no sense. Itís about Columbus. Itís not about
    Italian Americans. So, there are a lot of states that have come
    out and scratched Columbus Day and made it Indigenous Peoplesí
    Day. But in our city, are we that backward that we have school
    districts that do that? I am amazed. Just amazed," he added.

    The Alamo Heights School District didnít respond to any of the
    statements made by Popovich.

    Joe Biden became the first president to mark Indigenous Peoplesí
    Day over the weekend. He said the day would be observed along
    with Columbus Day.

    "For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to
    assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native
    cultures," Biden wrote in the Indigenous Peoplesí Day
    proclamation. "Today, we recognize Indigenous peoplesí
    resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive
    impact that they have made on every aspect of American society."

    He acknowledged the role Italian Americans played in U.S.
    society, but also referenced the violence and harm Columbus and
    other explorers of the age brought about on the Americas.

    "Today, we also acknowledge the painful history of wrongs and
    atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal
    Nations and Indigenous communities," Biden wrote. "It is a
    measure of our greatness as a Nation that we do not seek to bury
    these shameful episodes of our past ó that we face them
    honestly, we bring them to the light, and we do all we can to
    address them."

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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