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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Maybe I have to read his book to see why he hated white people, but given that he & I are the same age, I have no clue what in the hell white people were doing to him as a teenager that would make him say something like that, or think something like that. He came from a 2-parent home where both parents worked. He was a superstar athlete even in high school. What, was the KKK was burning crosses on his front lawn and every white kid in HS was threatening to lynch him? He probably never saw a Klansman.

    It sounds as if he was told to hate white people by someone else. Or if it's because he watched Roots (which was not only propoganda, but was exposed as bull**** that Haley made up), WTF? That isn't an excuse to "be against all white people". It sounds like a cop out. His white GF called him the "N" word? So? Like we haven't all been called a name by someone in our lives?

    Sorry if that offends some of you who are jumping to his defense, but that's how I see it.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Which one, the deposition link? THAT IS THE RELEVANT TEXT OF THE DEPOSITION.

    Here's the full 149-page document: Transcript of the Testimony of Paula Deen Date: May 17, 2013

    Have fun plowing through that.
    I read the entire transcript. Hers as well as the woman who was bringing the lawsuit. The transcripts - especially Deen's transcript - were extremely telling. There is so much more to that case than the use of the N word, which is not all she has done, nor is it all he has done.

    The problem is if you don't want to believe anything, you aren't going to believe it, no matter what evidence is given to you. Deen could stand up in his face and yell the N word, and if he closes his mind to it, he's not going to believe it, no matter what.
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Maybe I have to read his book to see why he hated white people, but given that he & I are the same age, I have no clue what in the hell white people were doing to him as a teenager that would make him say something like that, or think something like that. He came from a 2-parent home where both parents worked. He was a superstar athlete even in high school. What, was the KKK was burning crosses on his front lawn and every white kid in HS was threatening to lynch him? He probably never saw a Klansman.

    It sounds as if he was told to hate white people by someone else. Or if it's because he watched Roots (which was not only propoganda, but was exposed as bull**** that Haley made up), WTF? That isn't an excuse to "be against all white people". It sounds like a cop out. His white GF called him the "N" word? So? Like we haven't all been called a name by someone in our lives?

    Sorry if that offends some of you who are jumping to his defense, but that's how I see it.
    In all fairness, though I didn't research this but have heard it from sources close to where Jordan grew up, in that area, you would have the KKK chapters sponsoring local little league teams. I can kind of understand the white resentment in his youth, I just can't understand the double standard.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Right, I read what he said. Paula Deen admitted that she used the N word over 3 decades ago, and she grew up, and it was all over the news and she lost her career. Why does Jordan get a pass?

    I'm not saying Jordan should be hated and lose his current career over this, but I also don't think others should have their name smeared and lose their careers either over similar past actions or feelings.
    Because the libs say you can't use language that is hurtful. And calling out whitey isn't hurtful.

    It's the liberal bias.

    Blacks use the "N" word all the time, but the minute a white person uses it, they are racists.

    If you're against minimum wage increases you're racist too...

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I read the entire transcript. Hers as well as the woman who was bringing the lawsuit. The transcripts - especially Deen's transcript - were extremely telling. There is so much more to that case than the use of the N word, which is not all she has done, nor is it all he has done.

    The problem is if you don't want to believe anything, you aren't going to believe it, no matter what evidence is given to you. Deen could stand up in his face and yell the N word, and if he closes his mind to it, he's not going to believe it, no matter what.
    If you think her deposition was bad, don't read her brother's deposition
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    How in the hell did this thread end up being 90% of the posts about Paula Deen?

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    In all fairness, though I didn't research this
    Well, that explains the similarity between Paula Deen and Michael Jordan - you didn't research either one of them
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I read the entire transcript. Hers as well as the woman who was bringing the lawsuit. The transcripts - especially Deen's transcript - were extremely telling. There is so much more to that case than the use of the N word, which is not all she has done, nor is it all he has done.

    The problem is if you don't want to believe anything, you aren't going to believe it, no matter what evidence is given to you. Deen could stand up in his face and yell the N word, and if he closes his mind to it, he's not going to believe it, no matter what.
    So then post the links to the 'so much more that is going on' that you are asserting.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    If you think her deposition was bad, don't read her brother's deposition
    Link? I actually looked for it and couldn't find it. I knew it would be worse than hers.
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    Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Well, that explains the similarity between Paula Deen and Michael Jordan - you didn't research either one of them
    A troll will troll. Thanks for being our troll today sangha.

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