Game Changer: Kyle Korver Speaks Truth on Privilege

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Game Changer: Kyle Korver Speaks Truth on Privilege

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about privilege through an essay by Kyle Korver, explore how it manifests in different ways and reflect on their own relationship to privilege.

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In April 2019, Kyle Korver, a U.S. professional basketball player who plays with the Utah Jazz, wrote an essay on racism and white privilege that received a lot of acclaim and attention. In the essay, Korver, who is white, reflects on several biased incidents involving his African-American teammates and his reaction to those incidents; he reflects on his own white privilege and what he and others can do to act as allies to help bring about racial justice.