Mavericks Owner Cuban Under Fire for Comments Touching on Race

Lisa Maria Garza, Yahoo! News, May 22, 2014

Outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban fended off social media criticism on Thursday for his “bigoted” response when asked at a business conference to address the controversy over banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Overcoming bigotry requires acknowledging internal prejudices, Cuban said in a video-recorded interview shown on Wednesday at the GrowCo convention hosted by Inc magazine.

“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 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,” he said in the interview that was posted on the Internet.

Critics said his “hoodie” reference recalled the 2012 shooting of unarmed, black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he was fatally wounded in a struggle with a man who said he feared for his life. {snip}

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  • Bigoted?

    Seems to me to be more pathological altruism on parade.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, if someone black, brown, yellow, red, or white comes up on me sporting tattooed tears, I might shoot first and ask no questions later.

    • r j p

      It’s pathological altruism on parade by people who live removed from it and spend the wage earner’s money against the actual person who earned it because he doesn’t hold their faux “beliefs”, as if they did they would be down there in the ghetto escorting hoodies at night to protect them from evil Whitey.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Back in the 90s Jesse Jerkson made even more pointed comments about avoiding black males at night but receved no criticism from the liberal bedwetters.

      • Ike Eichenberg

        He also referred to New York city with the anti Semitic “Hymie town” phrase.
        But I think he was criticized briefly for that one.

        • bilderbuster

          That’s two things I won’t argue with that disgusting Black about.
          Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

          • blight14

            I’ll join you on that one……….the *&^% storm that one generated was enjoyable to witness.

          • Ike Eichenberg

            I understand your POV, but it does display the hypocrisy of the left to forgive and forget Jackasson’s anti Semitic behavior while calling for Sterling’s head to roll.

          • bilderbuster

            New York is “Hymie Town” but Jackson’s their boy so they let that one pass.
            I hope there’s nothing else I could possibly agree with Jackson on.
            This is getting painful.

        • blight14

          Oh golly……that should be a capitol offense, right?

          • Ike Eichenberg

            No, but if a republican or white person said something comparable, they would not be forgiven as Jackasson was.
            The hypocrisy of the left’s indignation is on display.

          • blight14

            Agree, its blatant yet what portion of the masses can put 2+2??? My goodness, its so in-your-face these days, they don’t even bother hiding behind the curtain anymore.

    • bilderbuster

      Pathological altruism is right!
      I’d take my chances with the White guy instead of walking back to the Black side of the street as odds are about 40 to 1 in your favor of not being a victim of a violent crime with the White guy.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Watch some other sport, white people.

    • hanfeedback

      Been saying this forever. Without white money funding basketball it goes bye bye. You think Donquavarious is the one supporting the league and their large salaries?

      • r j p

        Donquavarious stole a few purses and relieved a few lib idiots of the iPhones so he could buy one of three stars shoes, a couple of jerseys, and some hats with tags on them. So yeah in a way he is supporting the team…. but not to the tune of 5,000+(+)(+) for season tickets, and DirectTV and Dish seem to be welfare recipients” right.

    • Laura Dilworth

      doesn’t that hurt the few white players left?

  • Frank_DeScushin

    The Liberal reactions that I’ve seen to Cuban’s comments evidence their naïveté, selective outrage, and hypocrisy regarding discrimination. Nearly all Liberals hyper-focused on Cuban’s line about crossing the street to avoid young black men in hoodies. In doing so, Liberals showed their naïveté regarding crime disproportionately perpetrated by young, black men in hoodies. Perhaps more telling, though, absolutely none of the people objecting to Cuban crossing the road to avoid black men in hoodies objected to Cuban crossing the road to avoid bald, tattooed white men. As we all know, contrary to Liberals saying that they are against discrimination, they are only against discrimination directed at their victim groups — even if that discrimination is warranted.

    To be honest, I saw several comments from black people saying, “Hell, I’d cross the road too if I saw a black guy in a hoodie.” This shows us that black people who have contact with black thugs have far more sense or are far more honest than white Liberals who cannot bring themselves to ever say even the most obvious uncomfortable truth regarding black people.

    • Whitetrashgang

      This sh#thole Country is one step from bring 1984 to life.

      • 4321realist

        I’m not sure it isn’t already here with the spy apparatus they now have in place and the double-speak, and word-twisting the radical leftist ideologues engage in.

        I’m pretty sure we’re beyond the point of no return and will need a break up into sovereign areas via civil war in order to get the society we want.

    • NotYourTypicalBlack

      Hell, I’m black and I’d cross the road too if I saw a black guy in a hoodie. And believe me, not only would I; I have.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I’m sure they were just coming back from a Skittles run, Bro.

        • Pro_Whitey

          I like the Trayvon euphemism about a struggle where the shooter feared for his life. I think it has been established beyond a reasonable doubt that Trayvon of the Hoodie had Zimmerman on the ground, holding him down with his body weight, and beating his head into the pavement. He did not only fear for his life, it was quite likely he was going to die unless he used his gun.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            And once the gun was found on Zimmerman’s unconscious person, used against him. People say that that is an argument for gun control. The desperation to use it or lost it, but I think that’s typical liberal circular logic.

          • ThomasER916

            There is no such thing as Left and Right.

            There’s only White and anti-White.

            The further to the Left/Liberal the more anti-White. Today’s Liberal is a full-blown anti-White. Their mentality in the past was limited to Liberal White Christians that typified Quakers and Exeter Hall.

            If the White settlers didn’t have guns there would be no America or Australia. The entire modern world exists because Whites have guns. Once Whites lose guns then they lose the one tool they had to negotiate with savage hordes.

      • bilderbuster

        Is that you again Walter Williams?

  • dd121

    Doesn’t it get tiresome listening to liberals defend themselves against charges of “racism”?

    • NotYourTypicalBlack

      What??? Tiresome??? Actually, it’s rather refreshing. Y’know, just seeing them on the receiving end for a change 🙂

      • bilderbuster

        I’m happy when it happens to them because they deserve all the scorn they can get but I’m still sick of hearing them defend themselves.

  • Mrfinoni

    I avoid thuggish looking White men which is common sense. So we are to ignore our gut instincts which kept our ancestors alive for thousands of generations to appease the politically correct. Sadly for them I will protect myself and my family through common sense. I respect my gift of life!

    • ThomasER916

      I only avoid Whites that look like they haven’t washed. Those are the Whites with problems. If a White looks like a thug it’s all posturing. They’re mimicking non-White behavior. They cannot ever go there without denying and losing a part of their nature. The White must travel down and degrade their nature rather than stay White. This is no different than the Cargo Cults and race hustlers. Both pantomime a White nature in an attempt to affect a mystical change.

      Joseph Campbell would have called this the Masks of God. Non-Whites built a monument to achievement believing it will transform them. They built a monument to the White inventions believing it will magically deliver prosperity. They take on the mannerisms of a Southern Gentleman thinking that will make them the lord of the plantation (like Jesse “Cream of Wheat” Jackson).

  • Luca

    Had Cuban said “Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow,” he be called out on that too. Such as:

    “Why do dat fleece gots to be white? Dayze got black fleeces too. youse be raciss.”

  • Tom Thumb

    I’m amused by all this.

  • Anything and everything that falls short of total Negro worship is attacked and the speaker demonized. Today, 50 Senators took time out from trying to start WWIII with Russia to demand that the Redskins team change their name. The implied threat to the NFL is of course an abuse of government power.

    What this shows is that we have government, academia, plus liberal trolls that are consumed by the power they can wield through a simple accusation, “You’re a racist.” These people are sociopaths or psychopaths who enjoy inflicting anguish on others.

    We should leverage this power to our cause. Mark Cuban (a tribesman, I believe) is actually anti-white. But calling him out as anti-white wouldn’t gain traction. But we can join in the chorus and paint him as a “HATER” who hates everyone, including the black kid and the white guy. Sneak his hatred of whites in through the back door and let him be consumed by the fires of intolerance that liberals created.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      If you are White, you have nothing whatsoever to gain from publicly talking about race within the context of acceptable ideology. Foolish this rich man.

      Now talking to your kinsmen in private or anonymously…everything to gain…

      Acceptable ideology is a little different in the second case.

    • LHathaway

      Hard to say if this would be feeding the fire consuming white hopes, or what. Perhaps those who invented this story intended it to be a type of reverse psychology, ‘Yeah, we’ll condemn him even for being an anti-racist’ and people will see the double standard. Yet, no matter how racist they become against whites it’s always applauded.

  • JSS

    Wrong answer Mr Cuban. The correct answer would have been to go up to demarqauivious in the hoodie so he could hold you accountable for your white privilege even if that cost you your life. For the average SWPL violent death is better then committing a micro aggression or being racist. Don’t worry your wife would grovel in front of the camera and forgive the diversity. But who are we kidding? You would never be caught in a neighborhood where people with face tattoos and teens in hoodies were lurking at night.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    The Beast grows hungry and seeing no other prey sets sight upon its own tail.

  • JohnEngelman

    Outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban fended off social media criticism on Thursday for his “bigoted” response when asked at a business conference to address the controversy over banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling…

    “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.”

    – Lisa Maria Garza, Yahoo! News, May 22, 2014

    ———————–

    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.

    Remarks at a meeting of Operation PUSH in Chicago (27 November 1993). Quoted in “Crime: New Frontier – Jesse Jackson Calls It Top Civil-Rights Issue” by Mary A. Johnson, 29 November 1993, Chicago Sun-Times (ellipsis in original). Partially quoted in US News & World Report (10 March 1996)

    • WR_the_realist

      Black people are allowed to say that, white people aren’t.

    • bilderbuster

      Jackson would be a fool to feel relieved if that White man following him were me.

      • JohnEngelman

        Are you a violent street criminal?

        • bilderbuster

          Certainly not.
          But I’ll send you a dollar so you can buy yourself a sense of humor.
          Except for when he’s visiting his mistress, I doubt Jackson goes anywhere without his posse anyways.

          • Laura Dilworth

            I saw him a few years ago at the Italian lemonade stand in the evening and he had his posse with him

          • bilderbuster

            After his boast that he used to expectorate into White peoples food when he used to work in a restaurant kitchen, I’m surprised he isn’t a bit more cautious.
            Especially at an Italian Lemonade stand.

          • Laura Dilworth

            yep

  • LACountyRedneck

    I don’t have any tats, but walking by White guys with tats is not an issue. That was Cuban’s PC side talkin’.

    • ThomasER916

      Cuban is using what I call the “Redneck Defense.”

      When Whites need to talk about race and genetics they attack “Rednecks.” They do this because in order for “equality” to exist they must continue to attack Whites. The problem is even “Rednecks” have outperformed the entire world’s races in terms of genius, creativity, inventiveness, and ingenuity. By definition, America was founded by “Rednecks.” By definition, Samuel Langhorn Clemens and Philo Farnsworth were both “Rednecks.” Those two alone have accomplished more than any Liberal egghead before or since all the while trying to survive their squalor,a condition brought about by the anti-White Elite of their time. Their home towns are still quite small to this day and still very country.

      What I’ve learned from the “Redneck Defense” is even that is a cop out. Just keep pressing them and they’ll crumble. If “Rednecks” inherited “bad genes” then every Mexican barrio and every Negro slum is also the result of “bad genes”. Since there are Mexican barrios and every Negro slums everywhere then the conclusion is that “bad genes” are a defining feature of their races. The truth is that Whites created all of this. Liberalism is a religion against truth.

  • Dave4088

    Most honest afro-mericans would agree with Cuban. Some years ago I was on a business trip in a large city with an afro-merican coworker. We we’re downtown at night walking down the street looking for a restaurant and he kept looking behind us about every minute. When I inquired what he was looking for he replied, “black guys….you gotta watch out for them.”

  • Joe Blow

    Ban him! Quick!

    • LACountyRedneck

      Buurrrnnn hiiimmm!

  • Ahnenerbe ᛟ

    Trayvon Martins father Tracy is a high ranking Freemason. El Jorge Zimmerman is a jew/Peruvian, I wonder if his JUDGE father was/is a Freemason? I usually don’t put much stock in these elaborate conspiracies but this seemed strange, especially the way a mixed breed jew/Peruvian was cast as White by the jew run media

    • Truth Teller

      Not everyone with the last name Zimmerman is Jewish.
      It can be Germanic yet you come out thinking anyone with a Germanic sounding name is a Jew.

      • Ahnenerbe ᛟ

        His father is jew

        • IstvanIN

          They are Roman Catholics.

        • According to the Wikipedia bio, his grandparents certainly were; they changed the family name from Chebenisky on arrival at Ellis Island.

  • Simonetta

    Bold talk from a guy who has enough money to own a major-league sports team, which means he’s never going to be walking down the street at night and come into contact with a Noof (Negro youth) in a hoodie, or some tattooed white zombie freak.

  • MBlanc46

    Will these multimillionaires ever learn that even they can’t tell the truth?

  • Caucasoid88

    I like Mark Juben. I thought he was a douche before watching Shark Tank. It’s nice to see that he’s honest on this subject to the best of his position. I hope he learns a little bit more from the backlash.

  • OhWow

    The left has been moved so radically far left that even the left is getting in trouble by the left.

    Just let that sink in.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      It means the left is fracturing under the weight of its own psychopathic refusal to accept reality.

  • IKUredux

    You know what? This is all bull crap. Chris Rock, Jesse Jackson, et al., know who is responsible for the majority of crime in this country. It’s Blacks. Period. With hoodies. Sans hoodies. It sure as heck isn’t White guys with tats.(Cuban just said that to mask his other comment). We all know that, and so does everybody else. This guy will be crucified for his truthfulness. As will any White person in this so called country. There IS NO DISCUSSION about race. There is only LECTURES, and PUNISHMENT for non-compliance. This country has become totalitarian. “They” say we have FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, but that’s not true anymore , is it? You can only say what “they” find acceptable. Excuse me? Is being hounded out of your job for what you say as a private citizen, in the spirit of the FIRST AMENDMENT? IS IT? We are allowing our RIGHTS to be be whittled away by some bull crap pc that none of us signed on for. Are we seriously going to allow our FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS be chiseled away by “hurt” feelings?

    • kikz2

      quite reminiscent of the Khmer Rouge, i soon expect to see little blue plastic bags being used to slap people across the face…..for thought crimes…this could be a new game for them….. a variant on ‘polar bear knockout’ they could call this ‘game’ …..tag ’em and bag ’em.

  • benvad

    Jews stick together when one’s in trouble, don’t they?

  • Mark Caplan

    Young black males know hoodies scare whites. That’s the whole point of wearing a hoodie. Intimidating whites gives them a thrill, a power high. If you don’t cross the street and act scared, you deny them that pleasure and cruelly disappoint them.

  • Funruffian

    Once gain the Racial Double Standard in the media is sensationalized and exploited to the hilt. How many times do we have to say, ” Reverse the races in this situation and see a completely different outcome.
    NO BACKLASH WHATSOEVER.

  • MBlanc46

    I say the N word and no one is even listening. Some rich guy says it and it’s a national crisis.

    • ThomasER916

      That’s because the Grievance Industry was built by the Culture of Critique. Everything they do is to transfer wealth from your tribe to theirs.