In the wake of worldwide protests against police brutality and systematic racism, NBC Sports is hosting raw discussions with athletes, politicians, musicians and influencers on the fight for racial equality in America
Steve Kerr, David West and Rep. Eric Swalwell join Monte Poole and Logan Murdock on an NBC Sports Bay Area roundtable discussion, “Race in America: A Candid Conversation,” in reaction to global outrage over the death of George Floyd in police custody.
(01:22) - Congressman Swalwell on intial reaction to George Floyd’s murder and on what systemic changes need to happen.
(02:54) - David West on his reaction Floyd’s murder and what action needs to be taken.
(04:18) - Steve Kerr’s reaction to Floyd’s murder, police brutality in America, and what white people can do to help.
(06:45) - Congressman Swalwell on systemic changes that can be made to police and how to help black community
(08:22) - Congressman on how to invest in black community without gentrifying it
(09:57) - David West on what black men deal with every day and how conversation is changing and it’s time to take advantage of the moment
(12:34) - Steve Kerr on education being the most important thing moving forward
(15:12) - Congressman on what it takes to charge a police officer and the laws that protect police officers
(18:37) - David West on educating people on race and the history of black people
(23:42) - Steve Kerr on work of Pastor Mike and Live Free in Oakland and how to help foster education and progress in cities around the country
(26:27) - Congressman Swalwell on keeping the pressure on and demanding action from our leaders and where he stands on athletes speaking out
(31:25) - David West on what the perfect ally would do and be like and how this moment is different
(34:37) - Steve Kerr on his empathy and how empathy is important during this time
(37:32) - David West on being on the right side of history and our country making the right choice
(42:37) - Steve Kerr on the administration’s message during this time
(43:54) - on Donald Trump moving protesters for photo op in DC
(47:54) - on how things have changed and evolved since 1992 riots to now, and how players and people have evolved with it
(52:26) - Steve Kerr on how we can continue the conversation beyond the emotion of this moment
(53:43) - on what the NBA will do and can do when they return and how next generation of kids will make a change