Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks discusses own prejudices, how he handles them - ESPN Dallas
And......here we go.Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, attempting to make a nuanced point about society's challenges dealing with racism, acknowledged having his own "prejudices and bigotries" during an interview with Inc. magazine that has gone viral.
"In this day and age, this country has really come a long way putting any type of bigotry behind us, regardless of who it's toward," Cuban said Wednesday. "We've come a long way, and with that progress comes a price. We're a lot more vigilant and we're a lot less tolerant of different views, and it's not necessarily easy for everybody to adapt or evolve.
"I mean, we're all prejudiced in one way or another. 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. 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. And the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of. So in my businesses, I try not to be hypocritical. I know that I'm not perfect. I know that I live in a glass house, and it's not appropriate for me to throw stones."
Here come the lazy victim-card addicts running for another dose of "my life is a disaster because of rich white men."
Cuban is 1000 percent right, but he's getting skewered. These days, we turn the Trayvons and Rodney Kings into little angels for the purpose of hanging white men from the closest tree.
Now, Cuban's our new Racist for the Day. I'm sure Donald Sterling is grateful for him taking the baton.
White people just need to learn to live with double standards and shut the hell up.