Brad Rock: Ex-Ute assistant says Jazz fans no different than anywhere else

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  • Thin Blue Line ,
    March 21, 2019 10:18 a.m.

    @SportsFan

    "To modify BSR’s statement, if you have to look increasingly hard to find racism it has changed from a society of racism to a society with (some) racists."

    That all depends at times to geography, perspective, and what side of the majority you are on. I'm sure being a white male in an overwhelmingly white Utah, racism doesn't seem to be an issue. I can assure you that your perspective and geography and what side of the majority from which you speak allow you that perspective.

    Having lived the past 28 years in Baltimore and Atlanta I can assure you, racism is alive and well. The issue over the last couple of years is that it no longer lies dormant. Because of the current national leadership, it has become alright to awake and spew racist and hateful comments and not be ostracized. Hate crimes are up exponentially after several decades of decline.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    March 21, 2019 9:08 a.m.

    Is this an article about the Zags and a wonderful coach, or a "See? Here's somebody who says we aren't that bad at all, soooo......there's that...." article? Seems like the Westbrook incident and the fallout involved has caused a little schizophrenia.

  • BAKA Lindon, UT
    March 21, 2019 8:14 a.m.

    Donny Daniels is a truly wonderful person and I am glad to hear him say he has always been treated well here in Utah, but I am sad to hear him say that Utah is "no different than anywhere else". I hope we are different; kinder, friendlier, more charitable, less hate, less racist.

  • SportzzFan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2019 1:44 a.m.

    There are, and always will be, ignorant people, bad people, and that includes racists. However, the magnitude and amount of racism in our country and in this state is dramatically less than what is what was decades or a decade ago.

    To modify BSR’s statement, if you have to look increasingly hard to find racism it has changed from a society of racism to a society with (some) racists.

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:41 p.m.

    Mr. Daniels is, and will always be, a class act.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    March 20, 2019 9:04 p.m.

    As a general rule, if you have to look around to find people to tell you you're not different, that means you're different.