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Mark Cuban Says We're All Bigoted, Calls Donald Sterling Ruling 'A Slippery Slope' In New Interview
Business Insider ^ | 05/22/ | Tony

Posted on 05/22/2014 7:51:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban talked about the NBA's decision to ban Donald Sterling and force him to sell the Clippers in a new interview at Inc.'s GrowCo conference in Nashville.

While he acknowledged that NBA commissioner Adam Silver "had to do it," he reiterated his statement that forcing Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments is "a slippery slope."

In a supplemental interview on Inc.com, he said that everyone, including himself, holds prejudices:

"We're all prejudiced in one way or the other. 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. And on that side of the street there's a guy who has tattoos all over his face — white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere — I'm walking back to the other side of the street ... I know that I'm not perfect. I know I live in a glass house and it's not appropriate for me to throw stones."

Instead of kicking people to the curb, Cuban says those with racist or bigoted views should be rehabilitated with things like sensitivity training:

"It's part of my responsibility as an entrepreneur to try to solve it, not just to kick the problem down the road. It does my company no good, it does my customers no good, it does society no good if my response to somebody and their racism or bigotry is to say, 'It's not right for you to be here, go take your attitude somewhere else.'"

Cuban wasn't talking strictly in the context of the Sterling issue here, but his comments certainly apply to what's going on with the disgraced Clippers owner.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donaldsterling; markcuban; predjudice

1 posted on 05/22/2014 7:51:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
thats raiseist!!....


2 posted on 05/22/2014 7:53:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind
Cuban is walking a tightrope between his Marxist ideology and what may happen when he takes a misstep and they decide he is no longer a useful idiot, just an idiot.
3 posted on 05/22/2014 7:55:57 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The left has nothing and they see their time slipping away.

Now they fight with mud and sling slurs trying to provoke anger and hatred.

That’s all they have.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 7:56:33 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: SeekAndFind
Cuban says those with racist or bigoted views should be rehabilitated with things like sensitivity training

5 posted on 05/22/2014 7:58:31 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"We're all prejudiced in one way or the other. 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.

Jesse Jackson pretty much said the same thing.

6 posted on 05/22/2014 7:58:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Stopped clock, blind pig . . . . .


7 posted on 05/22/2014 7:59:27 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Vigilanteman

RE: Cuban is walking a tightrope between his Marxist ideology

Cuban is LIBERTARIAN leaning.

See here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Cuban


8 posted on 05/22/2014 8:00:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dfwgator

RE: 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.

George Zimmerman tried walking AWAY, but Trayvon Martin wouldn’t let him go, so walking on the other side of the street might not help. Carrying a gun would do....


9 posted on 05/22/2014 8:02:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Mark Cuban Says We're All Bigoted,

Which means, Mark has said something and now is covering it up by painting everyone with a broad brush.

10 posted on 05/22/2014 8:05:47 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: SeekAndFind
Spotting and avoiding unsavory looking characters of any race is a survival strategy, not racism.

11 posted on 05/22/2014 8:06:13 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind
Interesting bio. Maybe he is well into the process of reinventing himself since the days he spouted leftist talking points.

If he is sincere, then I welcome him to our world, even if he's only dipping his toe in the water or starting to wade in, as the case may be.

12 posted on 05/22/2014 8:08:03 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is right. Virtually everyone has prejudices about something or someone. The term “bigot” is whatever the name-caller defines. It might be a race, a habit like smoking, religion, body size and looks, what you drive, where you live, political ideology, or even something as mundane as a rival sports team.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 8:10:13 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, I’m bigoted, so what?

I don’t like nor tolerate racists, leftists, homosexual activists, “community organizers”, a-holes, etc...


14 posted on 05/22/2014 8:10:55 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I would love to see Mark Cuban vote no, when the NBA owners vote on taking away the Clippers franchise from Sterling. Put his money where his mouth is.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 8:11:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: dragonblustar

No, it means he’s right.

Being prejudiced is smart. It can keep you alive.

Furthermore people are indeed racist, for lack of a better word.

It is quite obvious that people prefer to be around other people of their own race.

That does not mean in any way that I hate or do not like or am not capable of liking or accepting people of other races.

But in all of my life, the GREAT majority of my close friends have all been white.

I’ll offer even further evidence that he is right.

In prison, when a person has nothing, what people cling to is race. It is in fact the only thing that matters, and it can and will keep you alive.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 8:13:13 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: SeekAndFind
Cuban is LIBERTARIAN leaning.
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17 posted on 05/22/2014 8:15:54 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: BitWielder1

What if there is no unsavory character to be spotted?

What if it is simply a neighborhood?

What if you car broke down on Martin Luther King Blvd in any major urban area at 1:00 am?

What if it’s not a neighborhood, but rather an entire city?

Avoiding being in such scenarios isn’t exactly racism either, but I’d say it is prejudice, and that it is smart, and race is most certainly involved in such thought processes.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 8:16:09 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: hosepipe

Who are these folks?


19 posted on 05/22/2014 8:18:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
"We're all prejudiced in one way or the other.

I have noticed that when a minority takes control of an organization, they end up with a disproportionate number of their group.

When women takes over as head of an organization all of a sudden you see a lot more women in the organization.
The same is true whether it be Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, or old white guys.

I don't know if it is because they are prejudiced or because they need people they can work with more effectively.

20 posted on 05/22/2014 8:18:12 AM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: chris37

I defer to Jesse Jackson on crossing the street to avoid young black folks walking towards you.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 8:18:50 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Proud2BeRight

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/06/14/obama-if-they-bring-a-knife-to-the-fight-we-bring-a-gun/


22 posted on 05/22/2014 8:24:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind
If you see a snake down the sidewalk, you don't know what kind it is.  It may be a garden variety snake that helps keep down rodents.  It may be a friend to man.   It isn't assured the snake could hurt you at all.  So if you see one not knowing what kind it is, and you walk to the other side of the street, you're a what..., a xenophobe against snakes?

In this day and age, I wonder what a Black kid thinks when three rough and tough White guys walk by in a group.  If he walks to the other side of the street to pass, is he a racist?

This second guessing everyone to death, is destructive.  It's as bad as racism.

Sterling will lose his team ownership.  In effect his power to earn the living he was, will be destroyed.  And for what, because he said some things I disagree with?

This isn't reasoned.  It's dangerous!


Sterling provides an opportunity for racism to be addressed.  Without him, the issue smolders.  Confront his views.  Explain why he is wrong.  Allow Sterling to remain.  The league can disavow his views.

So what's the message now?  You say something I don't like and I'll destroy you?  Now there's a healthy society.  NOT.



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23 posted on 05/22/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: SeekAndFind

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24 posted on 05/22/2014 8:26:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It comes down to that in the end. If he doesn’t, he’s a coward and liar.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mark Cuban financed an anti-American movie.
Democrats like him so he has no worries.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 8:30:41 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: SeekAndFind

“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’d better watch it, or he’ll be the next one to go!


27 posted on 05/22/2014 8:35:39 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: dfwgator
“We're all prejudiced in one way or the other. 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.”

IMHO we're talking about two different kinds of ‘prejudice’ here. If I avoid a specific area of town that has a high crime rate, and has a specific demographic, I'm not ‘prejudging’ the individuals who live there, but am prejudging the situation, the area, and the context, on the basis of previous events (crimes) that occurred in that area. I certainly don't think that everyone who lives there is a bad person, but I know that I'm at higher risk in that neighborhood.

There are areas of Europe (for instance some areas with high Camorra activity in the Naples area) that people try to avoid. Is that prejudice against Italians? No. It's not ‘prejudging’ individuals or groups, it's decision making based on past events and statistics.

If I avoid going into a ‘biker bar’ to have a beer, it's not because I think all people who ride motorcycles are dangerous or ‘bad’, but it's because statistically it is more likely that I will be exposed to trouble or violence in that establishment. It's not really individual prejudging.

Appearances do mean something, which is why there is mimicry in nature such that some snakes, plants, and insects that are not poisonous look like those that are.

So, avoiding a guy with a shaved head, tongue studs, and multiple tattoos is not because I am prejudging that person as an individual. It's because there is a reasonable concern based on societal experience that this appearance is associated with a higher likelihood of aggression.

28 posted on 05/22/2014 8:37:38 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I suspect no self-respecting Euro would go into a Roma neighborhood.


29 posted on 05/22/2014 8:39:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
We're all prejudiced in one way or the other. 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

As has been stated by numerous black comedians. Are they prejudiced, too?

(Actually, in the proper use of the term, yes... but modern society uses the word differently than the dictionary.)

30 posted on 05/22/2014 8:39:34 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Teacher317

Then it’s about culture, not race.

Many blacks don’t subscribe to the “Urban Culture”.


31 posted on 05/22/2014 8:40:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
uban says those with racist or bigoted views should be rehabilitated with things like sensitivity training:

Oh, goody. Re-education camps for everyone! (Well, only for whites. Rap music may continue unabated.)

32 posted on 05/22/2014 8:40:49 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: dfwgator

Very true.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 8:41:09 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: chris37
I know that "we shouldn't judge" crap sends me into orbit! Of course we have to judge, for survival. Plus the Bible was clear that we should judge others the way we would like to be judged, which means fairly.

The word racist has become meaningless. You're right, it's self preservation. Birds of a feather flock together. I've had friends from several parts of the world.

Funny story. My sister's first teaching job was at an inner city Catholic school back in the late 80's in Chicago. (Yes we all thought she was crazy). Anyway, it was a K-8. The youngest ones kept peeping into her classroom and running away. My sister was not sure why, so she asked the principle. He said most of the little ones had never seen a white person in person before. Let me tell you my sister is one of the whitest people you'll ever see. Her skin is practically albino she's so pale and she's blonde.

My sister rather then being upset or afraid, just kept smiling at the kids and in time they were no longer afraid of her.

34 posted on 05/22/2014 8:45:17 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: oldbrowser
I don't know if it is because they are prejudiced or because they need people they can work with more effectively.

THAT'S Racissss.

I worked for a company that occupied many floors of a high-rise. One day on the elevator, two well-dressed black women were in the car with me; apparently they forgot I was there as one said, "I had to get out of there for a minute, it was getting TOO WHITE in there."

35 posted on 05/22/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: SeekAndFind

Strike me dead, I agree with the idiot.


36 posted on 05/22/2014 9:11:28 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: dfwgator
We're all prejudiced in one way or the other. 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.

Yeah, like that thin strip of concrete is going to protect you. Those ferals can cross that in a half second.
37 posted on 05/22/2014 9:18:49 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cuban says those with racist or bigoted views should be rehabilitated with things like sensitivity training:

Yes - We are all Borg.


38 posted on 05/22/2014 9:21:07 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Old Yeller

If they want to bad enough, most likely they’ll just move on to an easier target.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 9:23:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
When Sterling sues the NBA to retain his team, the discovery portion of the process will be very inrteresting. A lot of the team owners know this and are very worried.

What if as a result of discovery, Mr. Silver had to fine all the team owners and force them all to sell?

40 posted on 05/22/2014 9:27:06 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SZonian
Yeah, I’m bigoted, so what? I don’t like nor tolerate racists, leftists, homosexual activists, “community organizers”, a-holes, etc...

If you described someone as having discriminating taste, it would be a compliment.

41 posted on 05/22/2014 10:01:52 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Go Gordon

But wouldn’t that be acceptable for elitists and not for common folks? /s


42 posted on 05/22/2014 10:16:47 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He is still a leftist of course.


43 posted on 05/22/2014 10:22:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Go Gordon

I am not racist or bigoted, I simply use discretion.


44 posted on 05/22/2014 10:27:40 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SeekAndFind

leaners...


45 posted on 05/22/2014 11:04:24 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.”

Seeing as black males are STATISTICALLY almost 10 times more likely than white males to commit a violent crime this is a perfectly logical survival strategy.

BUT THEN as Orwell said “During times of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act” And we are in such a time.


46 posted on 05/23/2014 9:51:22 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (liberalism is a cancer that spreads everywhere, even to the republican party)
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To: Cubs Fan

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.... After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.”

( Jesse Jackson 27 November 1993).


47 posted on 05/23/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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