Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mark Cuban Makes Bold Proclamation of Prejudices

 Recently another NBA owner admitted to his own prejudices following the backlash from Donald Sterling. Here is a small EXCERPT from the interview that Mark Cuban gave.

We all have opinions on what is considered racist and offensive. I am not supporting nor degrading his views, I am simply putting them out in front for all.

"If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it's late at night, I'm walking to the other side of the street," he said. "And if on that side of the street there's a guy that has tattoos all over his face – white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere – I’m walking back to the other side of the street."

In my opinion:
True for far more people than who are willing to admit. We all have minor prejudices, voluntary or circumstantial, and that's just how life is. I think I'd just keep walking but we're all different and have past experiences that dictate our choices and our reflexes.

It is important to note that Cuban also apologized and made clear his references were in no way directed or regarding Trayvon Martin but understood how his example could be hurtful to the slain boy's family.