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Mark Cuban

APOLOGIZES TO TRAYVON MARTIN'S FAMILY

5/22/2014 2:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mark Cuban has just issued an apology to the family of Trayvon Martin ... claiming he wasn't thinking to consider Martin's family when he mentioned a black person in a hoodie in a conversation about prejudice.

Cuban just tweeted, "In hindsight I should have used different examples.  I didn't consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that."

He added, "Beyond apologizing to the Martin family,  I stand by the words and substance of the interview."

Cuban is referring to the comments he made during an interview in Nashville where he said, "I know I'm prejudiced and I know I'm bigoted in a lot of different ways. 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." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Roman Moroni    

Totally irrelevant and who cares purely subjective

67 days ago
17.

Ginger    

America has taken this to fat

67 days ago
18.

Ginger    

Far

67 days ago
19.

D-INCARNATION    

He's right....

67 days ago
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kimkardashianstalkingass    

I'm sure some of the Mavericks will love to hear that Cuban is afraid to walk by one of their sons. Guys like Cuban love black people when black people are making them money. There no mistake about it, no matter who's to blame, we still have some serious race issues in our country. Look how divided most cities/neighborhoods are in most US cities, we are pretty split up regardless if it's intentional or unintentional.

67 days ago
21.

zombie    

He is speaking the truth. Whenever we see people of any color that have stereotypical traits about them we do act more cautiously. It is NOT a comment only about those of color but about EVERYONE.I do not care about the color of skin BUT I do care about looking shifty and untrustworthy. Come near me bobbing and weaving and acting a fool, my defenses are up regardless of your color. I was mugged years ago. Violently punched in the face to get my purse. I ALWAYS suspect people are up to no good since then. Color be damned.

67 days ago
22.

Blockboy720    

This story dint need to be told.

67 days ago
23.

pappyparker    

Never apologize for speaking the truth .

67 days ago
24.

gd4nthg    

I would never apologize for having an opinion

67 days ago
25.

justhere    

He wasn't talking about them. He is a good man people just look for reasons to be offended. I agree with everything he said. Its true. Everyone feels that way

67 days ago
26.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

True, but would you let your young daughter walk near a white guy in a van?

67 days ago
27.

David    

Trayvon was a thug going around and breaking into houses. When you break the law, things happen to you.

67 days ago
28.

gd4nthg    

Zim was defending his neighborhood from the criminal trash. He did the world a favor and was 100% justified shooting that POS. Need more people like that that are willing to defend their neighborhood from criminal trash!
I hope to see more and more cases like this in the future.

67 days ago
29.

nof    

For an absolute fact I know Mark Cuban isn't racist.

Was in his office just last month?

-big mural painting - in a hoodie - of Lamar Odom.

67 days ago
30.

Rhubino    

I've been physically assaulted (in daylight, sober, minding my business) five times in my life. Four of the five times the aggressors were Black (in a population that's 10% Black). I've learned to cross the damn street, too.

67 days ago
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