Many spectators are not extremely excited about the recent statement by Mark Cuban. Cuban recently stated: “I know, I’m prejudiced, and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways.”
It appears Mark Cuban has stirred some much undesirable controversy in the NBA, just weeks after Donald Sterling. These controversial statements have rendered and stirred some recent controversy the NBA wasn’t enthusiastic to hear, amongst others.
Mark Cuban verses Donald Sterling:
Just a few weeks ago, the media and airways filled with remarks of injustice and a course of action from the prejudice statements released by, Donald Sterling. Although, is it fair to compare Cuban’s recent statement of public acknowledgment of being prejudice in different ways to those made by Sterling.
There appears to be an enormous difference in the statements publicly made by Cuban, as compared to Sterling. Cuban admits to being prejudice in a manner that isn’t any different than how many citizens view their neighbors. As compared to Sterling, who bluntly made derogatory statements to his partner at the time- to not bring black people to the game- in so many words.
There is clearly an enormous difference in an individual admitting personal prejudice, as opposed to an individual proclaiming his rightful personal discrimination of “black” people attending his predominantly black team’s game.
Clearly, this is an honest man with enough courage to admit his prejudices towards particular societal classes of people. To some it may seem prejudice and another evident sign of racial discrimination, although Cuban did not initially pinpoint one ethnic population. Cuban respectively, pointed out variations of people. This is no different than common citizens that are not wealthy or rich, and their prejudices toward others.
There was no harm in his statements about crossing the street, if he saw a black man walking with a hoodie on his head. Just like, there is nothing wrong with crossing the street because a bald-headed, Caucasian male with tattoos covering his entire upper body is walking down the street. A prejudice many people possess. The only difference in his statements from those of everyday people is his honesty and socioeconomic class.
These are common everyday feelings and thoughts by many people. Cuban is no different than any other person, whether rich or poor. Mark Cuban just had the courage to confess his personal prejudices to society. Everyday feelings and thoughts common have possessed for years. Racism is far from the issue with his statements but the truth of how one depicts someone’s physical appearance.