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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offers apology to Trayvon Martin's family...
NY Daily News ^ | 5/22/14 | BERNIE AUGUSTINE

Posted on 05/22/2014 5:40:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Speaking about the Donald Sterling scandal with the Clippers, and how the country has evolved in terms of race relations, Cuban touched on a hot topic when he said, 'We’re all prejudice in one way or another. 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.'

...."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 the substance of the interview,"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hoodie; nba; obamasson; race; sonofobama; thatsrealretardedsir; thugs; traytable; trayvon

I give up...no one is EVER allowed to mention black kids wearing HOODIES anymore, because one kid assaulted a man who defended himself as determined in a criminal court of law??

Grow a pair, Cuban.

1 posted on 05/22/2014 5:40:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Florida related story.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 5:40:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Take his team away LeBron!

Pray America wakes up


3 posted on 05/22/2014 5:43:32 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Did Cuban endorse Bloomberg for president?

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


4 posted on 05/22/2014 5:43:39 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SoFloFreeper
The "black kid in a hoodie" remark led to comparisons to the Trayvon Martin slaying,

So... who is doing the comparison?

Why does he apologize to the Martins?

Did the Martins claim offense?

The article doesn't say so - just that this remarks "led to" comparisons.

5 posted on 05/22/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

6 posted on 05/22/2014 5:45:25 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Trayvon was a thug and a gangsta wannabe. Cuban didn’t mention his name in the interview. He talked about hoodies. Is that something only Trayvon wears?

I’m so sick of this shit.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 5:45:46 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Izzy Dunne

political correctness is beyond assinine. so now trayvon’s family has to be bowed down to every damn time a stupid “hoodie” is mentioned ?

how much longer are real Americans going to put up with this insanity ?


8 posted on 05/22/2014 5:48:48 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: saganite

When will Jesse Jackson apologize to black folks for his fear of them?


9 posted on 05/22/2014 5:48:58 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What is a TRAVONMASRTIN,,,new sports car what us ut?


10 posted on 05/22/2014 5:49:42 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: saganite

If my son looked like Trayvon Martin he would have assaulted Mark Cuban.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 5:51:14 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Dallas59

Whoa!

Guess she didn’t like the pancakes served at the church breakfast?


12 posted on 05/22/2014 5:51:21 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Dallas59

That black POs can flip a table..how she do with a burger?


13 posted on 05/22/2014 5:51:34 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pardon me, are ‘they’ going to break out the stocks and pillories and possibly ‘The Gallows’ for Jesse Jackson?

I believe he made the exact same statement (HE didn’t even mention hoodies) about ‘Black Yutes’.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 5:51:34 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why apologize? It was proven beyond a whisper of a doubt that Saint Trayvon was a punk who brought a length of concrete sidewalk to a gunfight.
15 posted on 05/22/2014 5:53:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Dallas59

Lawdy! That is one, walkin’ ‘busted can of biscuits’!!!


16 posted on 05/22/2014 5:53:20 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What difference, at this time, does it make?


17 posted on 05/22/2014 5:54:57 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The thug Trayvon got his justice.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 5:55:52 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Cuban has more money than Sterling and will make it all better with donations.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 5:59:46 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Dallas59

I love the one-handed folding metal chair catch.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 6:15:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Dallas59
Wow...I am very impressed with the hefty lady. She never even let go of her purse. She'd be up for the gold medal in the next Olympic's table tossing competition.
Very impressive.
21 posted on 05/22/2014 6:16:22 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Cubes shot Trayvon?


22 posted on 05/22/2014 6:23:49 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SoFloFreeper

I apologize,I yelled at a new printer today.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 6:24:17 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: VRWC For Truth

Whatever happened to the plan to name an asteroid after Trayvon Martin???


24 posted on 05/22/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: bigbob; All
"What difference, at this time,
does it make?"


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25 posted on 05/22/2014 6:27:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SoFloFreeper

More seriously, I’ve always respected Mark as an owner. I know he detests the Lakers, but the guy has always been focused on making the Mavs a winning team. He’s like the anti Don Sterling.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 6:29:32 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: kingattax
how much longer are real Americans going to put up with this insanity?

I could give my opinion, but I think the NSA, and other government scum bags are watching. It really sucks, that it comes down to that, doesn't it?

27 posted on 05/22/2014 6:43:26 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: saganite

“Trayvon was a thug and a gangsta wannabe. Cuban didn’t mention his name in the interview. He talked about hoodies. Is that something only Trayvon wears?” I’m so sick of this shit.

**********************************************************************

Liberals are getting shriller as they feel the race card losing it’s power... Same things happening with global warming alarmist... the newest one there is they say we’ll have to eat dead bodies because of global warming. Liberals are nuts.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/sean-long/2014/05/22/alarmist-paul-ehrlich-predicts-need-eat-bodies-your-dead


28 posted on 05/22/2014 6:54:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Trayvon was a hoodie-wearing thug; so why apologize.


29 posted on 05/22/2014 6:55:06 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SoFloFreeper

Cuban should have responded:

“I don’t much care what other people think.”


30 posted on 05/22/2014 7:53:27 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

An asteroid? Shouldn’t they name a Black Hole after him?


31 posted on 05/22/2014 7:56:40 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Ah, but it might be racist to name a black hole after Trayvon. .......

Isn’t it racist to call them black holes????

Once I said something about black coffee, and one of my son’s friends, they were little boys at the time, said that it was racist to say black coffee.

And I was taken aback, and said to the little boy, what should I say, African-American coffee? He had no comeback, but this reminds me, that our children are being influenced by liberalism in many ways you might not think about.


32 posted on 05/22/2014 8:01:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: angry elephant

“When will Jesse Jackson apologize to black folks for his fear of them?”

“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.’’, is almost verbatim what Jackson said a few years back.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 8:13:47 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Dude, this was like two years ago.”


34 posted on 05/22/2014 9:21:07 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wuss.


35 posted on 05/22/2014 9:22:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper
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.'

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps... then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” ― Jesse Jackson

So, "Reverend", get out in your own "community" and push for civilized behavior by your young, instead of attacking Whitey.

36 posted on 05/23/2014 8:11:54 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mark Cuban didn’t apologize. He said it was insensitive to Trevon Martin’s parents. Cuban stood by the substance of his comments.


37 posted on 05/23/2014 8:14:55 AM PDT by grania
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, thank goodness Adam Silver has set a precedent for this type of conduct. Looks like the Mavericks are now ‘for sale’ too.


38 posted on 05/23/2014 8:16:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: kingattax
how much longer are real Americans going to bow to this insanity?

In most cases whites that are putting up with this are the racists, over-compensating for their attitudes toward race by being afraid to practice free speech. Isn't it degrading to blacks to assume they can't handle an honest conversation?

Assuming the cowardly NBA owners vote out Sterling, I see it as the beginning of the end of the NBA as anything but a boutique sports interest for some Americans. Sterling's comments reflected a feeling of inferiority about his ex girl-friend being seen with blacks, reinforcing a stereotype of the superior attributes of black men. I'd say it's racism against white men from an old white guy expressing his personal feeling of inadequacy compared to black men.

Then there's the free speech situation. I'd be very surprised if any of these white NBA owners haven't said or done something that could make them the next target of some rich black celebrity that wants an NBA team. I wonder if they won't end up selling out, rather than risk that....these owners didn't get their money by being stupid or perfect.

39 posted on 05/23/2014 8:28:38 AM PDT by grania
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