What if Steve Nash was Black?
This week, Steve Nash, the former 8-time NBA All-Star and 2-time NBA MVP, was appointed Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets, despite not having any coaching experience. ESPN’s NBA analyst, Stephen A Smith, was quick to fall victim to the simplified if-then view of the world. “This is one of the toughest positions I’ve ever had to take,” Smith said on the air. “Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no way around this. This is white privilege. This does not happen for a black man.”