Mark Cuban Apologizes To Trayvon Martin’s Family For Poorly Worded Prejudice Remarks


Stacy-Ann Ellis | May 23, 2014 - 1:56 am

Move over Donald Sterling, you have someone to share the hot seat with. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban delivered some remarks in a videotaped interview with Inc. that rubbed people the wrong way. He tried to explain his belief that everyone has their “prejudices and bigotries” on some level. “We’re all prejudiced in one way or the other,” Cuban told Inc. “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. And the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of.” After some Twitter dragging today, Cuban realized how insensitive his words sounded outside of his head and made a public apology to the family of slain teen Trayvon Martin.

He did, however, stand by his original point of everyone having their own prejudices.

Get the full context by reading and watching the entire Inc. interview here. Photo Credit: Getty Images