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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Why would I give David Duke a pass? He is an adult, and is a white nationalist, and a former Grand Wizard of the KKK. Why would I possibly give him a pass? If he did all this when he was a kid, and then stopped, of course I would give him a pass. I don't give passes to people who continue to act like this, on into adulthood.
    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are racist as hell. Why do you give them a pass, too? They were adults then they displayed their racism.

    Larry Johnson is an adult. You give him a pass. Why is that?

    Let's face it, the only consistency we see from you all in these situations, is skin color.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Has David Duke ever repudiated his racist views?
    Would it matter?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Look, you are preaching to the choir here. But Jordan was a kid. If he was saying that as an adult, it would be different.
    I am sure his view changed when White people started making him money, or maybe it hasn't changed.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    If Larry Bird said that he hated all black people when he was a teenager, do you think it would be big news?
    I think people would ask him what experiences he had to lea him to hate black people but is anybody asking Jordan for specifics as to why he hated White people?

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Why is this not big news in light of the recent Donald Sterling scandal? Paula Deen lost her career simply for saying that she used the 'N' word a long time ago. Why no backlash on Michael Jordan?

    Michael Jordan's upbringing detailed in new book - ESPN
    Because this was back when he was in ELEMENTRAY SCHOOL. As a CHILD. And is brought up in the book to explain how his parents ended up teaching him how to be a more inclusive and tolerant person.

    While Paula Deen's saying of the "N" word was a "long time ago" it was still while she was an ADULT. That was also not the entire scope of what peoples issues with her was.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Why is this not big news in light of the recent Donald Sterling scandal? Paula Deen lost her career simply for saying that she used the 'N' word a long time ago. Why no backlash on Michael Jordan?

    Michael Jordan's upbringing detailed in new book - ESPN
    Because white people don't give a crap about this stuff. So what if Michael Jordan hated us? He probably still harbors some of that. Guess what. The world keeps turning if Michael Jordan hates us. Or if any black person hates us.
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Because this was back when he was in ELEMENTRAY SCHOOL. As a CHILD. And is brought up in the book to explain how his parents ended up teaching him how to be a more inclusive and tolerant person.

    While Paula Deen's saying of the "N" word was a "long time ago" it was still while she was an ADULT. That was also not the entire scope of what peoples issues with her was.
    It was 1977 when he was 15. He was in high school - 2 schools past elementary school.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I think people would ask him what experiences he had to lea him to hate black people but is anybody asking Jordan for specifics as to why he hated White people?
    Supposedly from watching Roots.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    IMO Paula Dean got canned for using fat in her recipes by the food nazis.
    Black people told her to do it!










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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    It was 1977 when he was 15. He was in high school - 2 schools past elementary school.
    Ah. When I had previously read a story on this the article suggested it was elementary school age.

    Still. He was a kid still, a young teen still finding himself...still not an adult, still almost 40 years ago.

    Donald Sterling had a history of racially questionable things over the past couple decades, as an adult, with the most recent thing happening within the past few weeks.

    Deen had a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against her in 2013, her testimony regarding her use of the N-Word gave no indication as to when she last used it or whether it was used while she was an adult or a kid, her business partner and brother admitted to using it the word at the resturant they co-owned, and seemingly had a desire for a southern "Plantation" style wedding complete with an all black serving staff. The majority of these things that were issues that happened within the few years leading up to when it hit major news, save for the "n-word" use on HER part which didn't have a date placed to it, and ALL of them where while she was an adult.

    So yeah...it's not ridiculous to suggest that a single notion from Michael Jordan almost 40 years ago when he was not an adult being highlighted in a book is not going to get the same attention as someone caught making a racial statement this month who has a RECENT history of racially questionable actions, or a woman who was in the midst of a lawsuit regarding racial prejudice whose business partner was at the time being accused of using the word (and her excusing it to a degree) at their business establishment.

    The latter two where individuals who had CURRENT situations that brought their CURRENT and past actions to light. In Michael Jordan's case, there was no current troublesome action that was bringing it to light but rather it was simply a snippet from a book talking about his early life.

    Thinking they would, or should, get anywhere near the same time of attention is ridiculous and laughable. That's not a double standard, it's common ****ing sense.

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