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Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s family

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has apologized for a portion of an interview in which he spoke of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments and his own prejudices.

Specifically, Cuban apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot to death in Florida in 2012. Cuban said, in a string of tweets, that he “should have used different examples” as he sought to illustrate prejudices that he says everyone has. In his remarks to Inc. magazine, Cuban said: “I know I’m prejudiced and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” he said. “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. If I see a white guy with a shaved head and tattoos, I’ll move back to the other side of the street. None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.”

Late Thursday, he tweeted:


Mark Cuban goes “full Mark Cuban”

Cuban on how he handles racism

Speaking of hoodies

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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