Mark Cuban never has been one to back down from something he’s said, but the Dallas Mavericks owner did apologize after comments he made came to light Wednesday.
Cuban apologized to the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin after Cuban referenced “a black hoodie” in a discussion about prejudice and bigotry. Cuban elaborated on Twitter on the thoughts he expressed at the annual GrowCo convention in Nashville, Tenn., hosted by Inc. magazine. [tweet https://twitter.com/mcuban/statuses/469586066220281856 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/mcuban/statuses/469586582664912897 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/mcuban/statuses/469587830856249344 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/mcuban/statuses/469588234943873024 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/mcuban/statuses/469588482181308418 align=’center’]
Cuban reiterated his original point that everyone has their own flaws and deal with internal prejudices on a daily basis.
“I mean, we’re all prejudiced in one way or another,” Cuban said in his original comments. “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.”
Cuban unintentionally evoked memories of the 2012 killing of Martin, an unarmed black teenager wearing a hooded sweatshirt, who was shot to death by George Zimmerman.