New England Revolution coach Bruce Arena said he’s “embarrassed with our country,” and called for a cultural change on BSI: The Podcast.
“I’m embarrassed. I’m embarrassed with our country, that it’s 2020 and we still have a racist society,” Arena said. “And I’m privileged. I don’t know what it’s like to be Black in this country. But what I can see from the outside, it’s not good and I can’t understand why.”
Part of the cultural change Arena called for involved police policy and political leadership.
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“I continue to see these police shootings, I can’t see the logic in why any policeman, in this day and age, would even consider using a weapon in the circumstances that they’ve had. It’s embarrassing,” Arena said. “We’ve got to have a huge culture change in our country, a huge change. It’s not a little thing to changing protocols in police departments, it's the mentality of our entire country and the leadership in our country. If there’s ever a time where people have to vote, it’s now. They’ve got to get the right people in office with the right philosophies to improve our society.”
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