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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Charlottesville, Racism, and Athlete Activism

The NBA legend discusses the backlash to black athletes’ activism

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Larry Wilmore weighs in on the horrible situation in Charlottesville (1:30), the president’s refusal to condemn racism (6:25), and the problematic history behind Confederate symbols (11:15). Then, Larry sits down with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to discuss how we can learn from the past to combat racism (18:30), the backlash against black athletes’ activism (24:40), coach John Wooden’s advocacy for civil rights (37:00), and the current NBA’s style of play (41:00).