Mark Cuban lit up the media world with bluntly honest comments about race, and this caused a predictable flare-up in the racial grievance industry. When ESPN’s eloquent firebrand Stephen A. Smith boldly said he had “no problem whatsoever” with Cuban’s comments, the predictable hate-mail and racial epithets started flowing in to the popular sports commentator. What did Cuban say that was so controversial?
“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 (on the side he now is on), I’ll move back to the other side of the street. None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.”
Wait, Cuban here is saying that it’s not race that is making him suspicious, but appearances potentially associated with criminal elements. Let’s just say Stephen A. Smith nukes the phony outrage that blew out of Cuban’s comment, some of it coming from people who are mortally afraid that America might move beyond racial bigotry and start judging people by their character and their actions.