Mark Cuban Apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s Family for ‘Hoodie’ Comments


Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban got in some hot water today for saying that, beyond Donald Sterling, everyone has their own little inner prejudices that they just instinctively, irrationally act on. He admitted, “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.” It’s things like that, he said, that make everyone a little prejudices. Throughout the course of the day, Cuban exchanged words with some critics on Twitter:

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However, it was that particular comment about a hoodie that prompted, later in the day, an apology from Cuban to Trayvon Martin‘s family.

When the Donald Sterling mess first broke, Cuban commented at the time that kicking him out could turn out to be a “slippery slope” for the NBA.

[h/t TMZ]
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