⬆️ Click Play button above to watch⬆️
A white NBA player was roasted for writing an article about his perceived white “privilege.”
Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver, a 38-year-old white professional basketball player, recently published an article with The Players Tribune titled ‘Privileged.’ In the article, Korver reflects on his experience as a white NBA player and the perceived “privilege” that he believes being white gives him over black players.
How can I — as a white man, part of this systemic problem — become part of the solution when it comes to racism in my workplace? In my community? In this country? These are the questions that I’ve been asking myself lately. But maybe more than anything? I know that, as a white man, I have to hold my fellow white men accountable. We all have to hold each other accountable.
Korver’s tweet containing the link to the article received over 200,000 likes.
However, not everyone on Twitter who read Korver’s article congratulated him. ‘Fox Sports One’ host Jason Whitlock roasted Korver in a video posted on Twitter.
I’d like to congratulate Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver on his entry into Woke Heaven. Korver walked through the Pearly Gates yesterday shortly after the Players’ Tribune published his white-privilege manifesto that neatly touched every Silicon Valley-inspired talking point known to man.
Blue-checked Twitter lost its mind, hailing Korver’s well-orchestrated word salad as the white man’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail.’
Whitlock went on to attack the ‘woke’ SJW culture that is popular on social media:
According to my well-informed sources, here’s what Korver will find in his woke afterlife: Hundreds of thousands of retweets and likes, a VIP pass to the Shaun King and Deray McKesson meet-and-greet, and a half-dozen almost-virgin Instagram models. Here’s what he won’t find in Woke Heaven: solution, equality, or reality. Woke Heaven only exists on social media. the matrix built by the tech companies to dumb the masses to the point that we think that delusional groupthink, spewed by millionaire celebrities and athletes, is courageous, original thought.
Whitlock then criticized the content of Korver’s essay as “condescending”:
There were no original thoughts in Korver’s piece. It was a collage of everyday Twitter talking points that some people found powerful because they appeared under the byline of a white millionaire basketball player. Some people believe the white man’s ice is cold; I don’t. Korver’s piece was at best a surface-level buzzword critique of the American criminal justice system; at worst, it was a condescending misguided bigotry that argued white men such as Korver must take on the burden of feeling very, very sorry for black people and a responsibility of uplifting us from dire circumstances.
Whitlock concluded his roast of Korver:
White Jesus nailed himself to a cross, implored his white disciples to do the same, and predictably, the black Twitter congregation caught the Holy Ghost and began speaking in tongues. We’re suckers for white saviors. Korver’s manifesto was a “Green Book” meets “The White Shadow,” an Oscar-winner and a TV classic rolled into one Player’s Tribune hot take, except no one is getting saved. Korver’s magnum opus is just one more brick along the road paved to Hell by good intentions, virtue-signaling, and racial demagoguery.
As of the time of this writing, Korver has not responded to Whitlock’s savage burn.