By Sabrina Rodriguez
By Michael E. Miller
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Luther Campbell
By Kyle Munzenrieder
By Sabrina Rodriguez
By Trevor Bach
By Kyle Munzenrieder
Let me get this straight. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is secretly recorded making bigoted comments about African-Americans, and he's banned from the NBA for life. But his buddy and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban admits he's a bigot during an on-camera interview, and now African-American sports pundits such as Stephen A. Smith are praising him for being honest.
Cuban shouldn't get a pass for admitting he's an ignorant elitist. During an interview at a Nashville business conference last week, he said, "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 also said bigotry can't be kept out of the NBA. "There's no law against stupid," Cuban said. "I'm the one guy who says don't force the stupid people to be quiet. I want to know who the morons are."
I guess Cuban doesn't know he is one of the stupid people. At least he's acknowledging his hypocrisy. In 2009, he praised Sterling in ESPN The Magazine: "I like Donald. He plays by his own rules." But when NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned the Clippers owner, Cuban tweeted, "I agree 100% with Commissioner Silver's findings and the actions taken against Donald Sterling."
Soon after Cuban's interview was published, he was on Twitter again, apologizing to the family of Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens teenager killed because he was wearing a hoodie late one rainy night. Yet Cuban stood by the substance of his interview.
Then you have Smith, playing the role of house Negro on ESPN, defending Cuban: "I took no issue whatsoever with what Mark Cuban said... not only because he was forthright, very candid, and honest... but also he happens to be correct."
Smith basically thinks it's OK for a rich white man to admit he doesn't trust black people or dudes who look like Heat player and tattoo freak Chris "Birdman" Andersen. Cuban is celebrated for publicly declaring his bigotry. But his friend Sterling gets the boot because he got caught on tape being a racist.
Cuban gets away with it because he's media-friendly and comes off as a regular guy, wearing T-shirts and jeans to games. The truth is Cuban is an asshole just like Sterling.
I have to agree with the nitwit on this one. Cuban spoke the truth, but so did Sterling. The only reason Cuban was given a free pass is that he's a spoiled, rich little white prick media darling.
Luther Campbell is a douche nozzle... Guess what you one hit ghetto rat wonder. The life time ban was immediately dropped when the clippers owner filed a lawsuit. You race baiting sub human rats need to go crawl back in your chains. And take the aids infested magic johnson with you, bitch boy.
Cuban is not the brightest kid on the block. Just watch some of his interviews. You can see that the elevator doesn't reach the top. Wealth obviously is acquired in different ways, sometimes by luck, sometimes by hard work and expertise in a singular field. Doesn't in any way indicate genius in other fields or even a real ability to engage in critical analysis. Here we've got a Jew who is claiming that everyone is a bigot. He's a liar. Moreover, he's a disgrace not just to decency in general, but to all Jews who died as a result of that bigotry known as anti-semitism. He is a despicable person because he should know better. He and other Jews benefit when the stereotypes historically made against them are exposed and derided for the perfidious claims that they are. Between him and other Jews like him though, such as Donald Sterling, he and they shouldn't be surprised if blacks and other people generally of good will begin to say that they don't want to remember those terrible events that we are encouraged to not forget so that those events are not repeated.
No. Cuban is not a racist. He is a bigot as he admitted, but that's different from being a racist. A racist believes in the delusional 'natural superiority' of their heritage/culture/skin color while degrading anyone different. Besides, Cuban's point was that we are all bigots in some way or fashion and its true...we all have certain social prejudices.
Its many of us non-racists working beyond those social prejudices which allows us not to tolerate guys like Sterling having a stranglehold on society. Cubans point was that anyone can find anything to crucify someone for in being bigoted. Luther Campbell just did exactly what Mark Cuban said was true. How can Cuban be considered a racist for that?
This country is incredible...where an A-Hole like Luther have a column in a publication like this one to write the kind of shit like the one above, and the ones previous to this one.
Luther reminds me of that famous saying, "I hate bigots". Look in the mirror, Luther. You have become that which you claim to despise.
This is one of the worst articles I've ever read. Luther Campbell is a prime example of what's wrong with America today.
He stated that everyone has their own bigotry. He wasn't celebrating it. Your label of "house negro" smacks of racism too. That a Black man can't have a different opinion than yours without selling out his race is preposterous. Keep standing on that pedestal where you claim to have no biases whatsoever. Clearly that's what's moving society forward, people patting themselves on the back.