Mark Cuban: I have prejudices; everyone does

Mark Cuban: I have prejudices; everyone does

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: I have prejudices; everyone does

By Steve Almasy, CNN  May 23, 2014 — Updated 1519 GMT (2319 HKT)

(CNN) — Mark Cuban is known for making pointed statements. Usually they are directed at the NBA brass or referees. Or contestants on the TV show “Shark Tank.”

On Wednesday, he made a few remarks about bigotry that in light of the Donald Sterling scandal caused a bit of an uproar.

“In an interview with Inc. magazine at a business conference in Nashville, Tennessee, the Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire entrepreneur talked about his own bigotry. “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.”

 

Cuban Makes Bold Comments On Race

In an interview with Inc. Magazine, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban acknowledged having his own prejudices and bigotries.


 

More on Mark Cuban

“Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman, investor, and owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks,Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV.[5] He is also a “shark”investor on the television series Shark Tank. In 2011 Cuban wrote an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, in which he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports.”  Read more on Mark Cuban


 

Online Readings

 

Mark Cuban stands behind ‘prejudice’ comment | USA NOW
First Coast News, on Fri, 23 May 2014 05:22:30 -0700
Mark Cuban stands behind ‘prejudice’ comment | USA NOW. Following national headlines in which Mark Cuban declared himself ‘prejudiced’, the Mavericks owner wants to set the record straight. He says ‘we all have prejudices’ and need to learn to control …

Mark Cuban: “I know I’m prejudiced”
CNN (blog), on Thu, 22 May 2014 18:15:56 -0700
Mark Cuban: “I know I’m prejudiced”. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin has a panel discussion on NBA owner Mark Cuban and his recent comments on black kids in hoodies. Post by: CNN’s Rosellini Yann Filed under: Brooke Baldwin. soundoff (8 Responses).

Mark Cuban Publicly Admits Racial Biases
Fusion, on Thu, 22 May 2014 15:40:28 -0700
There’s a new race-switching phenomenon on the rise: more Hispanics are identifying themselves as white. A recent Pew Research Center analysis of census data from 2000 to 2010 shows that millions of Americans changed their self-ascribed racial identity …

What Cuban is really talking about
WHAS 11.com (subscription), on Fri, 23 May 2014 11:22:30 -0700
People who equate Mark Cuban to Donald Sterling are actually equating themselves to Donald Sterling — at least when it comes to a misunderstanding of definitions and nuance. Among the revelations of Sterling’s ignorance in his CNN interview was the

 

 

 

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