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  1. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 8:57 am
    Link: Michael Jordan Says He Was Racist - Perhaps the NBA should ban him too?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2014 at 10:50 am
    What? You mean they call whitey bad names? Maybe we should burn something to show how mad we is...are.
  3. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 11:09 am
    The two key points:

    "He remembers being called the n-word by a girl in school in 1977."

    "He says his mother convinced him he could not go through life consumed by racial hatred."
  4. Profile photo of toeachhisown
    toeachhisown Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2014 at 11:41 am
    EVERYONE is biased and is prejudiced. It`s what we do (or don`t do) with them that matters.
  5. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm
    As a leader Jordan proved more tormentor than mentor. Many Washington players got the business end of a Jordan harangue, but he designated second-year forward Kwame Brown as the whipping boy, referring to him, as reported by The Washington Post, as a "flaming faggot." A source told SI that Jordan ritually reduced Brown to tears in front of the team. Brown, whom Jordan took with the first pick in the 2001 draft, showed flashes of brilliance, but his confidence was lacerated by a player who was once his idol. "Michael was tough," Wizards assistant John Bach tells SI. "But that`s just who he is, attempting to make better."

    Double standard plain and simple.
  6. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm
    The two key points:

    "He remembers being called the n-word by a girl in school in 1977."

    "He says his mother convinced him he could not go through life consumed by racial hatred."

    Did you say the same about Paula Deen for what she said 30+ years ago about someone who held a gun to her head?
  7. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm
    McGovern: I thought you knew, black people can`t be racists. Nope, not even a little bit. But a half-mexican can, just for defending himself.

    Yes, it`s a double standard and the elites want this to continue. They want us fighting amongst ourselves over petty sh\t, so they can continue their nobility over us.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 12:21 pm
    "Did you say the same about Paula Deen for what she said 30+ years ago about someone who held a gun to her head?"

    I didn`t really pay attention to the Paula Deen thing.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm
    @FoolsPrussia

    Fair enough but if the NBA is going to turn PC gestapo they should take a good look at their "hero." Who when you look into is far from it in fact he fits the "white devil" description pretty well.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm
    Well, Donald Sterling should probably have been banned years ago for actual transgressions and shady business. So I agree that the tape alone probably isn`t a fair reason to ban him but the recording really just confirmed what a lot of people already knew about him.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm
    Well, Donald Sterling should probably have been banned years ago for actual transgressions and shady business. So I agree that the tape alone probably isn`t a fair reason to ban him but the recording really just confirmed what a lot of people already knew about him.

    And MJs treatment of his team member? Betting on sports.... All A OK gee wonder why.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm
    If the NBA wants to start preaching equality and no bigotry it should start practicing it for all groups not just one.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2014 at 1:37 pm
    Wait, black people are racist?
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    braindude Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm
    There is a difference between a poor teenager reacting to the the oppression and abuse he and his family experienced every day of their life and a millionaire acting like black people are a sub-human species WHILE EMOTIONALLY ABUSING HIS GIRLFRIEND. The NBA fired him as a (fairly smart) business decision; he was already a gigantic lawsuit waiting to happen due to his previous behavior and those comments were just the cherry on the liability pie.
  16. Profile photo of Shelworth
    Shelworth Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm
    They really ought to go after that all white team! Oh, wait. nevermind.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm
    I`ll take Double Standards for $100.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2014 at 11:45 pm
    Almost all black people (in America) are racist. Their racism against other races is a subconscious inferiority complex. Unfortunately, so much of African American culture is responsible for keeping them down. e.g. Gansta style, etc.
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    AGit Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 4:04 am
    Absolutely, the NBA should ban him straight away for being a racist when he was a teenager!
    Christ, what a foolish argument...
  20. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 5:28 am
    Absolutely, the NBA should ban him straight away for being a racist when he was a teenager!
    Christ, what a foolish argument...


    Why`s that? We`ve crucified white people for exactly that sort of thing like I mentioned below...I see you want to ignore his more current statement I also put below too.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 5:54 am
    "He remembers being called the n-word by a girl in school in 1977."

    ROFL!! I hear black people used that word constantly did/does he hate all black people too??
  22. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 6:15 am
    There is a difference between a poor teenager reacting to the the oppression and abuse he and his family experienced every day of their life and a millionaire acting like black people are a sub-human species

    You know what`s funny about that BS take a good look at the people who make the overpriced crap he slaps his name on and you`ll see he can`t use that lame excuse. Like I said he fits the "white devil" fantasy tale description better than 99.99% of white people.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 6:17 am
    He also didn`t grow up poor...
    the son of Deloris (née Peoples), who worked in banking, and James R. Jordan, Sr., an equipment supervisor.
    That`s middle class by all accounts. My my my how oppressed.....
  24. Profile photo of AGit
    AGit Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 6:29 am
    "Why`s that? We`ve crucified white people for exactly that sort of thing like I mentioned below...I see you want to ignore his more current statement I also put below too."

    The reason is so simple I didn`t even think I had to explain, but anyway. The comparison between banning somebody for making racist comments in the present (and apparently nothing new there) and another person that did so in the past and no longer does (meaning that, while it was foolish, he has matured, changed, grown...) does not hold up at all.
    Regarding his current statement, place the link. I`d need the source for verification. Just writing down stuff like I do doesn`t make it true.
    If he`s a homophobe, it`s not the same as being a racist. Similar mental incompetence, but by definition not the same.
    So, a more useful reasoning would have been implying that he`s a homophobe, rather than saying that he was racist more than 30 years ago.
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    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
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    May 8, 2014 at 6:59 am
    Sure black people can be racist, but don`t they have a right to be to some degree? I`m a white man with brown hair and blue eyes and I know that I`m awarded a certain amount of privilege based on that alone. I don`t get looked at with suspicion, the dialect in which I speak isn`t mistaken for a lack of education, and I know that I have never been hired for a job or awarded a scholarship because I`m a token and they need to fill a quota. Being white is easier, pretty much all over the world.
  26. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 7:03 am
    [quote">The reason is so simple I didn`t even think I had to explain, but anyway. The comparison between banning somebody for making racist comments in the present (and apparently nothing new there) and another person that did so in the past and no longer does (meaning that, while it was foolish, he has matured, changed, grown...) does not hold up at all.[/quote">

    Like they did to Paula Deen for her past? It`s exactly the same.....

    Your proof. IS ESPN good enough for you?
  27. Profile photo of AGit
    AGit Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 7:36 am
    I beg your forgiveness, McGovern, but I`m not American and have no idea who Paula Deen was until I briefly looked her up.
    As for the link, I couldn`t really tell, as the expletives were referred to as so, therefore I cannot say that he`s a homophobe. A twat, perhaps, sure, but that`s a different group linked as:
    All racists are twats
    All homophobes are twats
    Not all twats are racists and/or homophobes.
    In any case, the main concern was the reasoning, which is still logically flawed, and that was what I was pointing out.
    Saying that Jordan is racist/homophobe without really giving evidence doesn`t at all alter the fact that Sterling is a racist twat.
  28. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2014 at 7:36 am
    Sure black people can be racist, but don`t they have a right to be to some degree?

    How so? If you`re going to preach equality and fairness then use the past as a crutch to justify the exact same behavior guess what they call that?

    and I know that I have never been hired for a job or awarded a scholarship because I`m a token and they need to fill a quota

    That would be special treatment biased on skin color wouldn`t it. Sounds like a privledge huh?

    Being white is easier, pretty much all over the world.

    Malarkey ask Eminem how easy it was being white in Detroit. He was beaten into a coma as a kid for that. Most of the world isn`t white BTW.

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    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
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    May 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm
    Most the world isn`t white, that is true, but we are accepted in more places than other race. Marrying and breeding with a white guy in Asia is almost to the point of being celebrated. Marrying a black man is liable to get you disowned. In South Africa, wages are dominated still by Caucasians and Asians. I`m not talking small variations there either, vastly different. Really the only places whites should be afraid of going in the world are places that see us as kidnap targets. This is by no means to boast, it`s just the truth. It`s pretty sickening
  30. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm
    Well, staying on the topic of racism, teenaged Michael Jordan was a racist. And, as an adult, is willing to admit it, willing to explain what made him feel that way, and, too, willing to accept that it was wrong and that, as a wiser person, willing to discuss how he used to feel in the hopes that he won`t be misquoted and used by folks with an agenda to support a racist dickweed. Oh well. That last part didn`t work out.

    I guess Jordan got most of it right, anyway?
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2014 at 6:36 pm
    That you could support Sterling, McGovern, or imply that there`s anything even comparable here between a 17 year old Michael Jordan who grew up in pootsville and Donald Sterling, a billionaire who`s had plenty of time to learn some amount of empathy, is truly sad and pathetic.
  32. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2014 at 5:35 am
    @SmagBoy1

    1. He grew up middle class not in pootsville.

    2. Who said I support Sterling I`m showing you a double standard you obviously don`t want to see.

    I`ve even given you an example of someone admitting being formerly racist and facing a s**tstorm for it. Now what sounds sad and pathetic to you? Get a clue.
  33. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2014 at 5:38 am
    Now care to address what he said not long ago while in the NBA not as a teenager or have you made enough of an ass of yourself?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2014 at 5:42 am
    BTW Sterling like MJ grew up middle class and both are billionaires.
  35. Profile photo of badfish951
    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
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    May 9, 2014 at 10:32 am
    I still think there needs to be a double standard. I find very little value in white people complaining about unfairness or racism. White people get an instant privilege boost just for being born white in America. Sure, there are class differences. White people are born poor just like black people can be born poor. Both black and white people will say, "boy life would be a lot easier if I was born wealthy" but you don`t hear a white person saying, "boy life would be a lot easier if I was born black". That simply isn`t true.

    The differences between Jordan and Sterling are, to me, obvious. Paula Deen is probably a little more grey but it comes down to these questions.

    Why did Jordan have racist feelings growing up South of the Mason Dixon line in the 60s?

    Why did Deen have racist feelings growing up South of the Mason Dixon line in the 50s and 60s?

    Which one is more justifiable? I think I know the answer.
  36. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I still think there needs to be a double standard.

    How`s that supposed to help anything?

    Why did Deen have racist feelings growing up South of the Mason Dixon line in the 50s and 60s?

    Which one is more justifiable? I think I know the answer.

    Who had a gun held to their head?


    You contribute more to the problem than you help. That`s where we are.

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