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Warriors to spend day in Washington D.C. with local youth at African-American museum

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SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 05: Head coach Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry #30, Kevin Durant #35 and JaVale McGee #1 of the Golden State Warriors look on during react the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China at Universidade Center on October 5, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

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The Golden State Warriors are not going to visit the White House as NBA champions. This was mutual — they didn’t want to go and after coach Steve Kerr and players had spoken out against some of his President Donald Trump’s policies the White House didn’t issue/rescinded (depending on who you ask) the invitation to an event that has become a standard, tedious photo op.

That doesn’t mean the Warriors aren’t getting out and about in our nation’s capital before they take on the Wizards. From Chris Haynes of ESPN.

That’s an excellent way to spend the day — an educational experience and doing it with some area youth who might not otherwise be exposed to this kind of opportunity (plus how awesome a day is this for those youth).

If the Warriors want to help change America and guide it away from the policies of the current administration, doing things like this at the grassroots makes a more lasting difference long term. Not that the big picture legislative and electoral fights do not matter, they do, but helping shape the nation’s future at the level of youth is how lasting change happens.