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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?

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    Why would you expect there to be backlash? It's not anywhere near the same thing. His views were shaped by where he lived and the KKK. Sterling's views were shaped by his white privilege.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    He's an arrogant prick who shamed himself when he came out of retirement to play for the Wizards...

    I was at a casino and ran into him awhile back, I wasn't stalking him, we just happen to cross paths..."Hello Mr. Jordan, how ya doing this evening..."

    Looking me dead in the eye, "..."

    Nothing.

    "That good, eh?" I fired off as I started to walk away from him "WOW! Whatta f'n prick..."
    He didn't look to happy last week when the Heat hammered his Bobcats in 4 consecutive games either.
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    He's an arrogant prick who shamed himself when he came out of retirement to play for the Wizards...

    I was at a casino and ran into him awhile back, I wasn't stalking him, we just happen to cross paths..."Hello Mr. Jordan, how ya doing this evening..."

    Looking me dead in the eye, "..."

    Nothing.

    "That good, eh?" I fired off as I started to walk away from him "WOW! Whatta f'n prick..."
    That's pretty prickly. I had a very similar experience with Dr. J.
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Who cares? Those of you who haven't used the N word cast the first stone. If you say you never have...you are a liar.
    I have never ever called someone that word.

    I'm sick of all this whiny race-baiting crap. You all need to grow up and realize Utopia is unreachable. Man is fallible and sinful.
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    The recent past? Over three decades ago. She changed since then. Can adults not change?
    Three decades ago? WTF?

    She *still* owns the restaurant. It happened within the last two years.


    The restaurant manager, come on that's business. The NBA allowed two owners with a racist past (Donald Sterling and Michael Jordan) into the league. Does that make the entire NBA racist?
    Right. It's business - her business. She owns it and she is responsible for what goes on there

    And what went on there was sexual and racial harassment.
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Kids in general get a pass, but if a really famous white person admits that they were a racist when they were a teenager, they are smeared and labeled a racist in this day and age.
    Provide an example.

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    He didn't look to happy last week when the Heat hammered his Bobcats in 4 consecutive games either.
    May everything he touches rot...

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Why would you expect there to be backlash? It's not anywhere near the same thing. His views were shaped by where he lived and the KKK. Sterling's views were shaped by his white privilege.
    Maggie, if a white kid grew up in Harlem or Compton, or name your black neighborhood, and they were picked on and beaten up by black people as a teenager, then they went on to become very famous and they admitted that they hated ALL black people as a teenager, would it be blown over and attributed to their upbringing, or would their name be smeared and them labeled a racist?

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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

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    Provide an example.
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    Re: Michael Jordan: I was against all white people

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Three decades ago? WTF?

    She *still* owns the restaurant. It happened within the last two years.




    Right. It's business - her business. She owns it and she is responsible for what goes on there

    And what went on there was sexual and racial harassment.
    And the NBA *still* has Donald Sterling and Michael Jordan as owners. Does that make the entire NBA racist?

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