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By now, you've probably noticed that Mark Cuban is trending on Twitter this morning. And that's because the owner of the Dallas Mavericks agreed to sit down with Inc. recently to do an interview for the magazine's annual GrowCo convention. During that interview, Cuban was asked a question about the Donald Sterling situation and said some things that have rubbed people the wrong way. And there's one quote in particular that is getting a lot of traction.
"I know I'm prejudiced," he said during the interview, "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."
Obviously, that quote—specifically the part about the "black kid in a hoodie"—has not gone over well with a lot of sports blogs and the Twittersphere. And right now, people are calling Cuban out for saying what he said. But if you actually watch the interview (like, press play and spend two minutes watching it), there is more to the interview than that one quote (crazy, right?). And if you're forming an opinion on Cuban right now based solely on that quote, you'd be well served to watch the two-minute clip to hear what else Cuban had to say about prejudices, bigotry, and the presence of both in the world today. There's a larger discussion to be had about what Cuban said, but before the world can have it, everyone needs to actually watch the video.
Check it out in the clip above. You might still take some issue with what Cuban had to say. But at the very least, you'll be able to see exactly where he was coming from when he said what he said.