Not sure this was the best time to have said this. But it is still a true statement.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban came under fire on Thursday for honestly admitting that he would cross the street late at night if he saw a “black kid in a hoodie” or “a white guy with a shaved head and a lot of tattoos.” Some of Cuban’s critics had not even seen video of his full remarks before they blasted him.
“I also try not to be a hypocrite. I know I’m prejudiced. I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” he said on Wednesday, according to the Sporting News, at Inc’s GrowCo. Conference in Nashville. “I’ve said this before. If I see a black kid in a hoodie at night on the same side of the street, I’m probably going to walk to other side of the street. If I see a white guy with a shaved head and lots of tattoos, I’m going back to the other side of the street. If I see anybody that looks threatening, and I try not to, but part of me takes into account race and gender and image. I’m prejudiced. Other than for safety issues, I try to always catch my prejudices and be very self-aware.”
Cuban also said that when he runs into bigotry in his companies, he tries to “find solutions… work with people,” send them to training, and give them a chance to improve themselves. He mentioned that “none of us have complete pure thoughts” and mentioned people he encountered that were prejudiced against foreigners or the LGBT community.Continue reading on www.breitbart.com