Utah Gov. Spencer Cox defended racism against white kids during a question and answer session with constituents on Thursday.
During the session, live-tweeted by the governor’s official Twitter account, one Utah citizen asked “if it’s racist that the Utah Jazz excludes white children from the team’s scholarship program.”
The program created by the NBA team allots a scholarship to a new “underrepresented student of color enrolling as a freshman for the 2021-22 school year” for every team win during the 2020-21 season basketball season. To qualify for the funds, students must have graduated from high school and be a “person of color.” Since the program’s start, the team has handed out nearly 50 full-ride scholarships to black and minority students only.
Despite the team’s deliberate exclusion of white students from the program, Cox said the scholarship requirements are not racist.
“It’s not racist. Ryan Smith and the Jazz can do what they want with their funds. All kids should have equal opportunities, and we’re proud of the Jazz,” he replied.
David from Highland asks if it's racist that the Utah Jazz excludes white children from the team's scholarship program.
A: It's not racist. Ryan Smith and the Jazz can do what they want with their funds. All kids should have equal opportunities, and we're proud of the Jazz.
— Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) April 15, 2021
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