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Mark Cuban Says: ‘I Think We’re All Bigots’

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin for his choice of words in an interview regarding bigotry and prejudice.

  Cuban spoke about the sensitive subjects in an interview with Inc. magazine, revealing some of his own prejudices. In the interview, he says he would walk to the other side of a street if he saw "a black kid in a hoodie and it's late at night" or if he encountered a "white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere."

Hooded sweatshirts, or "hoodies," became a rallying emblem of sorts for protesters during the case involving Martin, the black teen from Florida who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February 2012.

On Twitter, Cuban says he should have used different examples.

The Dallas Mavericks owner was in Nashville this week at the annual GrowCo conference, a “tech-centric networking fest,” the Tennessean reported.

“I know I'm prejudiced and I know I'm bigoted in a lot of different ways,” Cuban said. “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.” 

Here's what Cuban said on Twitter:

Here’s video of Cuban's remarks:

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