New England Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena spoke candidly on this week's episode of BSI: The Podcast, joining hosts Benny Feilhaber, Ike Opara, and Sal Zizzo for an honest conversation that spanned several topics, including racial injustice in the United States of America.
“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.
“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. 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.”
You can listen to Part 1 of Arena's interview in full HERE.