Mark Cuban’s Trayvon Martin Apology
Earlier today Shark Tank and Dallas Marverick’s owner Mark Cuban opened up and admitted to being prejudice while weighing in on Donald Sterling‘s racism.
He explained that prejudice is in all of us, because we all pre-judge.
CelebNMusic247.com was NOT shocked to hear Mark talking about the Donald Sterling controversy created a sharp divide on Fox News’ The Five Wednesday, between those who commiserated with his assertion that “we all have our prejudices and bigotries” and those who outright rejected that notion. But perhaps the strangest response came from occasional co-host Katie Pavlich, who argued against Cuban’s main point before agreeing with them that she too crosses the street if she sees a “black kid in a hoodie.”
Before weighing on Cuban’s specific examples, Pavlich said:
“I thoroughly reject this idea that we all have our prejudices and that we’re all bigoted in some way. I completely reject that.”
“If I see a black kid in a hoodie walking down the street late at night and I’m walking down the street, I cross the street because I feel unsafe,” she said. “Same thing with the tattoos on the guy on the face with the bald head. I’m protecting myself in the name of safety to get away from that person. It’s not about being a bigot or being prejudiced. It’s about simply putting my safety first.”
Before Cuban’s apology he went on record saying:
Mark Cuban has just issued an apology to the family of Trayvon Martin … claiming he wasn’t thinking to consider Martin’s family when he mentioned a black person in a hoodie in a conversation about prejudice.
Cuban just tweeted:
“In hindsight I should have used different examples. I didn’t consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that.”
“Beyond apologizing to the Martin family, I stand by the words and substance of the interview.”
Cuban is referring to the comments he made during an interview in Nashville where he said:
“I know I’m prejudiced and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways. If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side of the street. If I see a white guy with a shaved head and tattoos, I’ll move back to the other side of the street. None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.”
Talk about not choosing his words wisely, Mark Cuban made himself look like a complete @ss admitting to being prejudice and judgemental.
- Mark Cuban is complicated (sbnation.com)
- Mark Cuban: I’ll cross street if I see “a black kid in a hoodie” or “white guy with a shaved head and tattoos” (thebiglead.com)
- Mark Cuban: If I See a Black Guy in a Hoodie I Cross the Street (theroot.com)
- Mark Cuban: ‘I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways’ (wfaa.com)
- Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin family (jsonline.com)