Mark Cuban, Stephen A. Smith and the dirty little secret about blacks and racism

Let me state this up front, I stand with ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith. I am sick and tired of race-baiting pimps in the black community always attacking other blacks because they speak the honest truth. I know what it means to be called an Uncle Tom, sellout, Oreo, white man’s porch monkey, and house Negro. Mr. Smith’s response to his ignorant accusers was spot on. Here it is if you’ve missed it.

http://youtu.be/LKXKccyb2e8

This entire episode began with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s reference to crossing the street to avoid a young black kid in a hoodie or a bald white male with tattoos all over his neck and face — relating to a sense of fear for his personal security.

It’s a funny thing –civil rights icon and race hustler entrepreneur, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. admitted 20 years ago, “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved… After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.”

So the dirty little secret is that blacks get upset when they’re called out for their abhorrent behavior and then lash out at those who are just as black for doing the same. We’re at a point in America where the term racism means little to nothing. It has become a political battering ram and a growing number are just simply tired of hearing about it. The fateful result will be that when it actually presents itself, no one will pay attention.

Mark Cuban succumbed to the pressure and apologized, but he had no reason to, and Stephen A. Smith was right to step in and “cover his six.” And you detractors all know that I stand with Smith when he says, “I don’t give a damn” what you say about me. The truth prevails, and name-calling just confirms a lack of intellectual rigor.

Welcome to the club, Brother Stephen!

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ComeOnPeople
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It doesn’t help that the President continues to fuel the flames of hatred in hopes of increasing the divide in this country. It’s easier to control the country if everyone hates each other.

Whoa Jackson
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It’s TOTALLY done ON PURPOSE.

You are exactly right. They separate us with stupid social issues. Look at CNN. Every day it’s either a story about:

Gay marriage
Racism
Class warfare
Politics
War on women

while they do whatever they want and become super wealthy doing it..

tilt
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“President continues to fuel the flames of hatred in hopes of increasing the divide in this country. It’s easier to control the country if everyone hates each other.”

These statements are truly hilarious to the point of absurdity – SO amazing that anyone with wits believes this!!

ort
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We think it’s amazing you can find the door to get out of your house in the morning, what with your liberal head jammed that far up your distal alimentary canal.

tilt
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lol! such nice words really tell a lot about your character!

ort
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Give it a rest. What I find disturbing is you defending B. Hussein Obama. He is pro muslim (because he is one), he is a race baiting poverty pimp first class, he is pro child murder/abortion, and pro homosexual. He makes normal people sick.

Oh, what an “American” hero. Except, he wasn’t born here and there is no proof that he was.

tilt
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And I bet he’s a cannibal too! AND maybe he’s got a secret plot to make gravy clear! Ort, you have CONVINCED me! I’ll meet you at the White House to protest, yee haw!!!

ort
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Typical blind libturd tool. Go back to HuffPo. You aren’t wanted here.

tilt
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Yeah, I can’t stand those librturds, man…we have to get them to see the light like you did for me! I don’t even know how he was elected with all of us normal folk who think exactly like you in the majority….man…

But no worries, it’s you and me, Ort — we’re bringing BACK our country! We’ll call it the ORT Movement! Freakin love it…we’re on our way, Ort!

ort
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Voter fraud does not constitute an election.
Turn off the light on your way out.

Toby
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It isn’t worth your time. These guys can’t talk facts. All i’ve heard is bullet points with no substance.

tilt
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Yeah, that’s right! Of course it was voter fraud!! Those slimy criminals…

Well, you and I are taking back the country, Ort! The Ort Movement is ON! We’ll get that Hussein Ayatollah Alabummer out of office ASAP! GUARANTEED out by 2016 at the latest, you can bet on the Ort Movement!!

I am SO glad to now be part of the normals! We the people, the GREAT MAJORITY of Americans today, feel the exact same as our phenomenal leader, Ort!

(You can hear the crowd now, “Ort!” “Ort!” “Ort!” “Ort!”)

ort
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I can’t understand what you are saying, as I am not fluent in either “a-hole” or “douchebag” dialects.

tilt
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yeah, I just don’t see how those libturds think ANYONE can understand ’em! When we put out the Ort Report, they better understand that, ain’t that right, Ort!?

I still can’t get over that voter crap…I mean, how could they commit obvious voter fraud twice in a row and get away with it? If we only had a fine human specimen like Ted Nugent running things, this wouldn’t happen…

That’s OK, we’re getting our country back…

Back…from the future! Like the movie…! Ort, you can be the crazed political scientist with many a conspiracy theory, and I’m your apprentice! Yee haw!

ort
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TILT! TILT!! TILT!! The amazing shill for the Demonrats and one of the blind zombie kool aid drinkers!!

Yeah, you da man!! You march that liberal lock step with unquestioning deer-in-headlights glazed eye.

Hey, maybe you could make a movie and star as a liberal scarecrow zombie who goes to Oz and finds himself a brain!! GO TILT!! GO TILT!!!
Find that brain!! (Hint: your proctologist is most able to find it for you).

tilt
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🙂 Demonrats!! I LOVE your style, Ort!! VERY original and definitely what this country needs!

I just can’t think how this country can go on without your view ruling how we live…people have to get on the Ort/Tilt bandwagon…maybe we recruit from the Stormwatch website?

Anyway, ONE thing we can’t DEFINITELY do for these libtards is let them love EVERY SECOND that we’re spending in INNER TURMOIL and preachin’-to-the-choir on “our” message boards over the fact that the Muslim-in-Chief Shah Hussy Obummer and his family are cozy in the White House! And everything else wrong with this country…!

Finrod Felagund
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Go die in a fire, idiot leftist troll.

tilt
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🙂

Whoa Jackson
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why, b/c it’s absolutely true? I don’t think the president is stupid enough to do what he does by complete accident. It’s manipulation… wake up.

tilt
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Nah, it’s not this big-time wool-over-eyes manipulation like you make it seem…fully awake (just not paranoid!)

Whoa Jackson
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Keep dreaming..

This president is a bulletproof puppet controlled by the media. They got him elected. They own him.

tilt
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lol

Manny Beltran
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The only ones that laugh off the truth are the deceivers and hypocrites themselves. Those who stand to gain power, control or money off the abuse and the treason of the false leaders. Those are the half wits and quarter wits.

ComeOnPeople
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Would you care to elaborate on what the President has done to help race relations and unite this country? I will then show why I believe my statement is true.

tilt
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Quick note: Several analysts will say that a lot of issues in race relations in this country has mostly been kept under the rug and that Obama’s election caused a lot of that rug to be lifted, and there was a free-for-all on many racial issues/topics. Should Hilary or any other woman get in the Office, I’m sure many more gender inequality issues will come to the forefront, and will cause gender relations on issues to be strained as well.

tilt
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Actually since you made the claim, it should probably be on YOU to cite SPECIFIC/definitive examples of how the President “fuels the flame of hatred” (besides the tired and trite “his son/Trayvon” thing that the guy below tries)…and please elaborate on how it’s “easier to control the country if everyone hates each other”, as it seems a little more logical that things run a bit smoother when people like/respect each other.

ComeOnPeople
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– I’d suggest reading up on “Divide and Conquer/Rule” and how it has been used historically to control. It is too much information for me to dredge up for you and put on this comments section. You will find, however, that it is a common strategy used by ruling classes. – While the “Trayvon as his son” comment is the one that is brought up most often lately, you must take into account everything else that has happened throughout his presidency. – Henry Louis Gates, which he did later apologize for and try to turn into a “teachable moment”, but… Read more »
Toby
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Funny that when you give facts there are crickets chirping. It’s not worth your time. They’re lemmings.

Adrian
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You have lost your mind. How is the President dividing the country? Gates was accosted by a racist cop. Trayvon by a racist idiot. What racism is there in the black community? If you vote republican, then you are the one feeding into divide and conquer tactics.

tilt
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I really would like to go point on point on this (esp the Gates, gun owners, and how he HAS to tackle some race things as he himself is of mixed-race), but honestly it’s Memorial Day weekend, and I don’t have time (maybe I’ll come back though!) 🙂 Truly, I DO appreciate your making points on the topic, and though I can see a lot of criticisms are valid for this President (and that greed/hatred has been a strong part of this country since nearly its beginnings), I’m still not sold on him “not having the country’s best interest in… Read more »
gamalh
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But, but his son could have been……….

Eddie Shine
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Well said Stephen A Smith! …

Armored Knight
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I’ve been finding myself in agreement with Smith more and more lately as we spin further and further into the leftist abyss…

fish1552
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Please add to the list the racist filled rant by Snoop Dog. That racist loser is no different than Donald Sterling with his comments. Mark Cuban was just talking about being practical and ensuring your own personal safety. If I see a group of 12 kids walking towards me, I’m going to make sure I don’t see one of them taking a swing at me trying to play the “Knock Out game”. If I was black and I came upon a group of white males with boots, bandanas and tats all over staring at me, I have no idea if… Read more »
Whoa Jackson
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Black people can NOT be racist. Everyone knows that..

SheilaY
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My little inner city students need to hear this along with a few of their teachers. The point was well made. Sadly the majority of people who NEED to hear this won’t and a number of those who do will dismiss it as the ratings of a black man who has been deceived by whitey.

tilt
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Many will dismiss it as the rantings of a black man, period. Shame that people from both sides won’t (don’t) hear a lot of what he’s saying

Steven Wedig
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SheilaY…..well said…all to true i might add

Jerome Barbieri
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For some time now, the true underlying issue has been about the Haves and the Have-Nots. It just so happens a greater proportion of the Have-Nots are black. Follow the road map to success outlined by Stephen A. Smith and that can all change, regardless of your color. Oh wait………. That involves a strong work ethic and effort.

Patrick SteelerFan Pearson
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Patrick SteelerFan Pearson

Mr Barbieri, first off there is a reason why a greater proportion of the Have-Nots are Black. That didnt just so happen as you put it. Secondly, in 2014, Black folks do not need a roadmap outlined by Stephen A. Smith, most of us already know the way. It’s just talking us a little longer considering our starting point. Lastly, the little comment about work ethic and effort is EXACTLY the bias that many Black folks face on a daily basis. So thank you for giving us a glimpse of your true self.

Manny Beltran
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One can lead a mule to the river, but one can’t force it to drink the water.
You couldn’t see the truth even if it hits you in the face. Your black folks may know the road map, and not all but most are way too lazy and entitled to make the effort necessary to travel it. That’s why you have success stories like Stephen Smith, Mia Love, Star Parker, Dr. Ben Carson, Col. Allen West, Condoleeza Rice, Tim Scott etc.

timmeister54
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Patrick. Perhaps if you did not view his comments through the prism of your own perception of racism you might be able to get your points across. The problem isn’t found in those who want more responsibility from whoever is lumped into the poverty group whatever the race or “regardless of your color” as he put it. It is found in the tendency in ALL human nature to become too complacent when you come to depend on the government handouts and the reasons government gives for giving those handouts. Please stop with the knee-jerk reaction to this issue and start… Read more »
tilt
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“There’s way more racism in the government’s intentions than in the average person.”

This is the funniest thing in this thread! Hilarious…

Lagertha Lodbrok
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The path is the same for everyone. It’s behavior that moves you up. Behavior of the individual that only the individual can do. He described what the path is for all people.

Lagertha Lodbrok
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That was really good. That should be said at every commencement. Every child should hear this regardless of color. I bet he is a great dad too. Wise words. We need to hear from him more often.

Patrick Jones
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If you don’t like the stereotypes, stop making them true.

As for Smith, I’m not surprised that he is successful. WSSU is an excellent university.

Bruce
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This guy has given the key to social uplifting than the so-called black ‘leaders’ Al Sharpton etc. have collectively done in all their lives. Bravo, Sir. I am not white, and is an immigrant, but practiced this and achieved my American dream.

Thank you and I love you to death, America.

tilt
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Thankfully many more people know HUNDREDS of more black leaders than the ones you/conservatives seem to constantly put in the forefront. You’d be surprised how much more ‘social uplifting’ these leaders have done.

coocoo4cocopuffs
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They obviously need more press coverage. I’d rather hear uplifting and well thought out commentaries from the leaders than to listen to the crazyness of Sharpton. Do you happen to have a list of names you could provide? Would love to read up more about them.

Toby
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Please do. Sharpton and Jackson have to keep it going for job security. I personally like Allen West. I don’t agree on all of his politics but he has more integrity than anyone that has ever been in the white house.

John William Thompson
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John William Thompson

Universities need professors like Mr. Smith. Blacks and Whites should ALL listen to him

John
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If you sense danger yet walk into trouble because you are “keeping it real” as black people say, you are a fool.Walk to the outside of the street.If you sense trouble, cross the street.If they cross the street to counter your move , Run! That is the way of life when you are on the street and lost somewhere in a bad neighborhood or on the subway, you change cars or sit near the conductor.This is the code of survival in N.Y.C.It is not racist , it is being safe if you have been in a problem or close to… Read more »
Toby
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I carry a .357 for just such occasions and I would still cross the street to avoid making a mess. If they follow me, they don’t get a warning shot.

Nicole Petrino-Salter
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Nicole Petrino-Salter

Awe. Some. The American Dream has always consisted of hard work, commitment, and a desire to earn what you want and need. Bravo, Stephen A. Smith.

WillielomanIII
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Good Work Stephen A.!! Tell it like it is. Thank you!!

William Torpey
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I once heard another black commentator, on TV, comment on what his mother told him while he was growing up. She said, “Dress like a prospect, not a suspect.” If I owned a business a was hiring and two young black men applied for a job, and both were equally capable of doing the job, but one came dressed in a hoodie with his shorts hanging low and one came dressed in a suit, which one would I hire? I would hire the one in the suit, solely due to the fact that he has enough respect for me (and… Read more »
tilt
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Thankfully there are a lot more young black people achieving than you think, and they have many more role models than the ones you want them to have.

William Torpey
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I did not mean to imply that these were the ONLY black people that are achievers, I only used that short list as an example of some. You ARE right there are a lot of young black people that ARE achieving the “American Dream”.

tilt
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Thanks William, for saying that. I truly hope you continue to present that to SO MANY conservatives/GOP people – I believe some truly understand that, but sometimes in the midst of *so much* criticism of minorities/the President/liberals/more, many more people seem to fall back to believing that the majority of black youth/families AREN’T law-abiding/hard-working/striving for excellence citizens, which is unfair and not true. if we came from a position that the majority of Americans – no matter what race – are GOOD PEOPLE, then we can start criticizing those who aren’t productive citizens in our society. Thanks again.

mustangsevel
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100% agree!

Dan Beliveau
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Powerful message

LarryWolek
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So let’s watch Jesse JackAss and Al SharpTongue walk in to a gathering of people with White Hoods and see how the duo will react. My bet is they’ll start their racist chants and acting like everyone should bow down to them and then discover it’s NOT the KKK but a gathering of peaceful people of all races wearing white for a cause just like people wear pink for those with cancer! Mr. Smith and Doctor West don’t fall for the victim role because of their skin color; they both strived to be the best human beings they can be… Read more »
tilt
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Such hate.

Toby
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Bold statement after all the crap you have posted. Pot, kettle buddy.

Chris Rog
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I get your point (and agree), but I’d like to think that a gathering like you mentioned would be smart enough not to wear white hoods. That’s a look that is simply too tainted.

timmeister54
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But that IS the point! Never judge a book by its cover, judge a man not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character, or not by what they wear but by what they do, all these are the same idea. You are right. We indeed have tainted reality by our perception. Sad commentary on our nation.

nita dresner
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You are so right. Whites are individuals and have individual opinions, reactions and actions to the very same thing. Thus so does each and every African American and other minority. Judge not least you be judged but be accepting of others (all others) until they prove to you differently.

pamela alston
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enjoyed his comments,i find today that people are so quick to label others on things like racism because at the moment its politically correct……for example Mr sterling…..i do not condone or like anything he said but do stand behind his right to say whatever he likes especially in the privacy of his own home….this is America….land of the free what happened to free speech? or is only if everyone else agrees with you???????,

Hyster13
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The First amendment protects you from your government punishing you for disagreeing with them. Not from someone getting suspended for being stupid by a corporation.

pamela alston
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for your information the first ammendment gurantees freedoms concerning religion,expression, assembly and the right to petition…..under that free speech (saying whatever you want) is allowed..

Hyster13
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And for your information, the Constitution protects US citizens from government tyranny and infringement. For example, the First Amendment gives you the rights that you can make a speech about how the government is being bad and you will not be punished by the government. You can write, publish and distribute how bad the US is and the US government cannot imprison you for that; that’s freedom of press. You can have a PEACEFUL assembly in a public place with you and / or a group of people about any grievance that you have about the government and you will… Read more »
dittoheadadt
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The clip is very good…but from the 5:30 mark forward it is nothing short of perfect.

Susan Zale
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Allen West – the voice of reason. Thank you Col West.

Toa
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This is one of the best challenges to the black Left/underclass (built largely by white “Liberals”) I’ve heard yet. It seems that when black Americans get fed up and decide to take on their own problems, they become as angry and resolute as Stephen Smith obviously is. And on ESPN, for everybody to see, no less!
Keep up the good fight, buddy!!

Mark D. Sawyer
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Steve Smith, you should be commended for your comments. I don’t believe they are racist at all but rather an accurate comment on the culture in many areas of our country and would be appropriate for a large number of whites, too. Around the city where I live, I see just as many whites as blacks that I wouldn’t cross the street to watch them eat a sack full of marbles. It is attitude, not race. Unfortunately for all races, our government’s leadership finds it to their advantage to keep Americans labeled and divided into groups and then divide the… Read more »
tilt
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We’re probably much better off acknowledging these things Smith/Cuban/others brought up, and your feelings about attitude, but this constant pointing the finger at government/Obama/media is so misdirected and problematic – “agendas” and “taking back our country” talk clouds the bigger picture that we should all strive to get along regardless of who is in the Oval Office.

Finrod Felagund
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Yes, and I’m just So Sure that you had that same attitude towards Presidential incompetence when George W. Bush was President. (/sarcasm)

tilt
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Yep! 🙂

Finrod Felagund
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Liar. Prove it.

tilt
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Hark! I will scour my records and emails from years ago for the great elf Finrod Felagund…and lo, should I not return from this quest for the holy proof, may Finrod rule this argument thread for all time to come! I ride!!!

Toby
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This isn’t the first place you’ve spewed forth and refused to back it up with facts. How do you expect anyone to take you seriously?

Manny Beltran
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We have to point at the main culprit. It doesn’t matter if retarded people cannot or don’t want to face the reality. You are entitled to your own stupid opinions but facts are facts and you can’t change them.

tilt
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Yes, facts ARE facts, and YOU can’t change them, either.

Timewarped
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People need to stop being racial (black, white, yellow, brown) and just learn to be American. But we don’t teach what it is to be American, we teach what it is to be racial and then wonder why people are so damn raciest. About time people start getting real…you know what I mean

Earl Gregory
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Bravo, Amen.

George Blair
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Steven A. Smith is not “black”? Either I need new glasses or somebody is implying that all Blacks must be, act and do the same.

nita dresner
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Even all whites are individuals and have individual opinions, reactions and actions to the very same thing, just as each and every African American and other minority does. Judge not least you be judged and be accepting of others (all others) until they prove to you different.

ratbstard
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Mark Cuban simply described “Street Smarts.”

tompodm
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Morgan Freeman talked with 60 Minutes some time ago and gave his ideas about racism = STOP TALKING ABOUT IT. Don’t see color- see the PERSON. Call him by name, not white, black, Asian… Rick, Morgan, or Bruce. Timewarped also stated it well – “… learn to be American.”
Let’s all pray for each other, regardless of color, height, weight, religion, sexual preference, nationality, education level, etc. etc. etc.

Toby
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Morgan Freeman is a communist scab.

W. Merritt
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Steve Smith you are the man.The main key to this education. Knowledge is power! We live in a class driven society. Race and racism is nothing more than a tool used by the power elite to divided and conquer. Not just in America, but worldwide. The more people that come to understand this, the more power we take back from the few that make the rules and have the ability to shape our lives. The corporations, the wealthy and the government should fear the people, not the other way around.

tilt
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Mostly true, but there are people who have had MUCH DIFFERENT experiences than you/others, and for them racism is actually real, and not a tool used by anyone. Hopefully we’ll remember that things should be considered on a case-by-case basis, so that we won’t say such ignorant things like “racism is over” or “racism is everywhere.”

Toby
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There are a million types of prejudices. It is not gonna change. It could be about someone’s look, beliefs, or social class. You can;t legislate morality. The laws are as good as they are going to get. Unless you want the government to hold your hand your entire life. Get real.

W. Merritt
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I agree, racism is very real. But it is being used as a tool. I’ve experienced it on many different levels and many times. The problem with trying to deal with it on a case to case basis is that we make little progress in solving the issue. Without eliminating the cause/influence it will perpetuate. While it may never be fully be eradicated, as an educated population we can greatly reduce its affect to as close to insignificant as possible.

A concerned Italian.
Guest

Got chills listening to that finally someone had the courage to tell it how it is and how it should be.

Kyle Kershner
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Thank Steven

Latonya Meneweather
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What about the clean. cut white men and kids that kill

Latonya Meneweather
Guest

You have to be cautious of everyone these days not jyst blacks with hoodies and whites with tatoos everywhere.

meanmcclean
Guest

The bigger picture of all if this is that Mark Cuban is a classy guy. He didn’t have to apologize for his comments but he realized that he may have been a bit offensive to the Martin family so he reached out to ensure they felt no shade towards his comments. He wasn’t apologizing to America for some perceived notion of racism. He simply showed some respect.

I also 1000% agree with everything Stephen A Smith had to say

magpie58@juno.com
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I would not have apologized. why? Just because he mentioned “hoodie”? So everytime someone uses the term in a perceived derogatory manner, they have to apologize to the Martin family? That’s BS!

tilt
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He was just trying to be considerate. I know that seems like a “weakness” or wrong to you, but in light of him trying to bring things to a better place for ALL of us, it’s a show of decency in light of such an emotional/stressful issue. That’s all, and really no need to get uptight about it.

Blacque Jacques Shellacque
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Blacque Jacques Shellacque

He was just trying to be considerate.

And in the process managed to diminish the impact of the point he was trying to make.

As long as people keep behaving as if they’re walking on eggshells when the subject of black racism comes up, the problem isn’t going to go away anytime soon, if it ever goes away at all.

tilt
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I disagree that he diminished the impact.

Blacque Jacques Shellacque
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Blacque Jacques Shellacque

You can disagree all you want, but that doesn’t change things on the ground. Sometimes the truth just has to be served up plain, without any hedging or “trying to be considerate” crap. This is one of those times.

Latonya Meneweather
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What if it was your son

meanmcclean
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No need to walk around as a perceived insensitive a-hole when A.) that clearly wasn’t his intention and B.) as a decent human being, you don’t have to.

Toby
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meanmcclean, you have a great outlook and I appreciate your common sense reasoning. Maybe you need to get into public office.

Larkin
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This guy is 100% spot on. I’d be proud to work along side this gentleman.

magpie58@juno.com
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Always appreciate his commentary, telling it like it is without the political spin.

Mariana225
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Don’t stop! There are not enough successful black men saying these things to young blacks. Your voice is needed to counter the sick messages coming from Sharpton, Jackson, the Obamas, and every other race baiter.

tilt
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Actually, to group all of those figures together and lump some kind of pervasive thought that minorities who address these issues a bit differently from you are “sick messages” from “race baiters” is extremely problematic. MANY of you (if not you yourself), grouped Stephan A Smith with “race baiters”, etc., prior to this commentary, which shows what I’m saying more than anything. I know you may not (seems like there are some big horseblinders there), but hopefully people will get wiser and filled with more empathy as decades pass.

Toby
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Give us some facts to back up your claims. You have posted baseless accusations as fact all over this thread and every time you are asked for a fact you avoid it. The one time you asked for facts they were given and you chose not to respond.” Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.”

tilt
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HEY there, buddy/(buddette?), I’m just seeing my email after coming back from vacay (woot!) – you are absolutely 100% correct, lol, I didn’t come back to this EXCITING/PRODUCTIVE discussion that is SO WORTH my time and spar with you guys with a thousands more words of text, soooooo –

that means I’m baseless and YOU WON! FANTASTIC!

So good luck/keep up with all the impeachment passion, I mean, patriotism!

fanciladi
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WOW………what a great message! I’m not into sports, so haven’t seen/heard him before……one very, very smart man on the racism subject!!!

mustangsevel
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So right Mr. Stephan and bless you for stating the truth!

Guy Chambers
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He speaks for “all” of us (Inner Truth). Don’t Rationalize or Justify the Plain Truth (Self Awareness vs. Racism). Being aware of certain harmful characteristics (six sense) of others, does not make you a Racists. It makes you aware of your surroundings. However, it is Racists and Harmful to paint any ethnic group with a broad brush (stereotypes).

Michael M
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“I have a dream…when a man is judged not by the color of his skin, but by the depth of his character” As a child growing up in the South, those powerful words impacted me because its the TRUTH! Unfortunately, the “race merchants” ignore the “depth of character” part. Stephen Smith is speaking TRUTH!

AlexisJaime
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Unfortunately everything he speaks is counter to the “fairness” ideology of the left, and as a result, it will fall on deaf ears of the people who need to hear the message the most.

NYC_Disaster
Guest

And who that might be? Whites would walk across the street from Black wearing suits.

AlexisJaime
Guest

The people who need to hear his message the most are the people who are dependent on government when they don’t have to be. White people, black people, Asians, Latino and all colors and so called races.

thefullmonty
Guest

Wow! the truth is powerful when it is spoken with clarity, sincerity, and passion.

No wonder some people are so angry with Mr. Smith — he is a dangerous man. Anyone who has the intelligence to speak clearly, the courage to say what he knows to be true no matter what the consequences, and the platform to be heard by millions, must scare the heck out them.

Manny Beltran
Guest

Amen

nicolu
Guest

well to be fair, Steven a. smith doesnt speak clearly although his message was correct, I have to applaud his comments. His manner of speech is little better than the hood he came from. He isn’t erudite, well-spoken or cultivated. He may be more well read than most brothers but his street lingo and vocal mannerisms bring to mind a slightly more well read thug. Listening to him speak is an affront to most intellectuals everywhere. That, and his racist and racial overtones are very offensive.

Manny Beltran
Guest

He is as racist as I am. Against the idiot race.

AmericanPatriot52
Guest

Agreed. Although I’m about as white as you can get, I believe Mr. Cuban’s statements relate more to self-preservation and common sense than anything to do with skin color. And for those who are upset that Mr. Cuban mentioned a young black man in a hoodie, Trayvon Martin isn’t the only person of whatever skin color that wears a hoodie and it is not his personal trademark. Suck it up[ amd deal with it!

NYC_Disaster
Guest

But answer this: Why does it a White guy with a bunch of tattooes and looking like a skinhead before he crosses the street but it just takes a black kid wearing a hoodie to cross the street? I bet Cuban would had been okay with the KKK walking past him with their hoods.

TEWS_Pilot
Guest

When was the last time YOU saw robed and hooded KKK members (a creation of the Democratic Party, by the way), walking the streets…and I don’t mean the handful of freaks who need armed guards and police escorts to hold a block long parade in some obscure burg once a decade?

NYC_Disaster
Guest

Yeah, the KKK would be stupid enough to March down in NYC.

TEWS_Pilot
Guest

Considering all the freaks who hold parades in NYC, it would be one of the most likely….next to San Francisco.

NYC_Disaster
Guest

I bet you never left whatever hick town you come from. I rather deal with the freaks that come here than deal with the uptight, country bumpkins that live in your boring town.

Finrod Felagund
Guest

Ahh, leftist tolerance on full display.

NYC_Disaster
Guest

Yeah, the right is the beacon for diversity.

TEWS_Pilot
Guest

YOUBETCHA!!, Midnight Cowboy.

Kayla-Glen Hasenberg
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NYC right wrong or indifferent if you watch the news on a daily basis…Which I would ask you to do if you dont to speak on this point….Black folks tend to be leading the way in crime and aggressive behavior…Those are the facts…Are their white dudes that are aggressive and commit crimes…Yes!…But again as Steven A said and I challenge you….Are you without bias on certain things? IS your sin better then mine….Bottom line everyone is gonna stick up for there own for the most part as in their race….And when we break those racial lines and I look at… Read more »
NYC_Disaster
Guest

Bull. Blacks committing crimes has gone down last 20 years and still going down. The way people like to throw stats it make it seem like that every Black man is prison. Answer this: why is that if a Black person commits a crime, it reflects all Blacks and if it was a White person, that person is just a liberal?

Toby
Guest

Please backup your statement with facts. Did you conduct a survey or are you clairvoyant?

Jeff Jackson
Guest

you need to get your facts straight and stop making things up.. blacks who are 13% of the population commit over 60% of all violent crimes in the US.. here is a fun fact… Blacks kill more blacks in any 6 month period of any year than the KKK have killed in their entire history…. verifiable fact… deal with it… Why is it when you see all the weekly black flash mob, rob, violence over 90% of them are wearing hoodies?

NYC_Disaster
Guest

You going to think I’m going to believe whatever stat indicating how KKK members killed a Black man? Back in the day, people used to be able to take group photo during lynchings. You have no credibility. I bet you would think that Blacks were treated better during slavery than immigrants during the Industrial Revolution.

Toby
Guest

The KKK was an arm of the Democratic party.

NYC_Disaster
Guest

My stats came from those same crime stats you claim you received your information from. Also, much the majority of Black killing Blacks, the same could be said of Whites killing Whites. If you don’t want to believe those facts, that’s your problem, not mine.

Jeff Jackson
Guest

Your missing the point…. The black crime/murder rate so ridiculously insanely above all the other race crime avg’s when measured against the population %’s. Further, Blacks are the leaders in murder/crime against other races (not black).

NYC_Disaster
Guest

No, you missing the point. The way Blacks are protrayed in this country is disgusting. Unless you can prove that the majority of Blacks are criminals, you just talking out your butt. You might as well call Allen West a thug and prone to violence.

Jeff Jackson
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I would disagree that Blacks are portrayed disgusting because if anything they are given chance and chance and cover up after cover up.. Anytime there is a crime involving a black in the news the media will never report the race of the Perp and this is going on all over the country. Look at all the black mob and black flash mob violence going on especially in Missouri when 300 blacks were terrorizing downtown area and the Police issued a statewide stay in your house safety issue. When the National media covered this story all they said is that… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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Where was the black outcry over the Australian college student’s death? Where was the white outcry over Michael Dunn’s crime? Wasn’t that simple case of stand your ground? As for Obama and Holder, I’m glad they want to do something about the racial disparity in Amer criminal justice. Blacks get the shaft more often than whites, esp in drug offenses. Especially when it comes to minatory drug sentences. A person can get 20 years for selling drugs, but can get 7 years for killing a drunk men in a bar fight (third degree man slaughter) Secondly, more blacks kill other… Read more »
Adrian
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I was going to argue with you, then I saw that you know nothing about the media, especially news or the criminal justice system. You probably watch fox non news every day. The knock out phenomenon was a myth that never panned out, that’s why legitimate news sources stopped reporting on it. Leave your small town and go meet some black people.

NYC_Disaster
Guest

Cover what up? You are insane. I find it funny that White folks in this country love to cry victim even though they more likely to get away with murder than an Black man and White person receive lighter to no punishment for same type crime as a Black and Hispanic would. Wake me up those people you mentioned are acquitted for those murders.

Jeff Jackson
Guest

Actually Hispanics are less crime perpetrators than blacks and have become high victims of black violence/crime. Further, most crime/census stats combine Hispanic under Caucasian so it skews White/Caucasian overall stats. Obviously you have ZERO knowledge of any current events or issues that have been going on in the COUNTRY the past few years so trying to reason and being rational with you is pointless.

Truth teller
Guest

Wow! Jeff, I can’t tell if you’re trolling or if you are just highly uneducated!

Finrod Felagund
Guest

When leftist trolls like you call someone ‘uneducated’, it usually means that they know the facts that leftists like YOU don’t want heard.

Philanthropussy
Guest

Kobe the rapist or Kobe the adulterer?

NYC_Disaster
Guest

Skewed, very funny. Hispanics incarcerations have gone up over the 20 years and stats for Whites pretty accurate. Maybe you should do what other Whites do better than any other group: offing yourself and if you can take your family with you (which Whites do better than any other group), that would be great.

Finrod Felagund
Guest

I’ll be more direct: go die in a fire, you ignorant idiot leftist troll.

TEWS_Pilot
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Around the time Cuban was speaking, a principal of a mostly black Chicago high school located in a neighborhood which has recently seen an influx of Mexican immigrants; warned students: The principal of Curie High School has put out a warning to students and parents to leave immediately after school and use a different route after six shootings in 48 hours in nearby neighborhoods. “Curie High School wants students to leave that campus immediately after school, no hanging out outside. It also reminds students to be more aware of their surroundings.” That day, a Chicago headline stated “At Least 10… Read more »
Philanthropussy
Guest

WTF are you yapping about? It’s great to cherry p[ck your crime stories.

nituathaill
Guest

This is a monologue that applies across the racial spectrum! Every young person in today’s society can listen to this man speak and take diamonds of knowledge and inspiration from it! Well done, Mr. Smith!

Gladys Schiellack Yarbrough
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Gladys Schiellack Yarbrough

Smith is right on this but has been very wrong on other free speech issues. He was all gooey over Michael Sam, but told Tim Tebow to keep his mouth shut.

Willie5571
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Where can I buy a Stephen A. Smith Jersey !

techrulz4evr
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Texas1976 town of 2400 Class president was black in a 98% white school he was chosen by his character. Texas 1979 class president Hispanic good character got him elected. These young men had great integrity. “I have a dream…when a man is judged not by the color of his skin, but by the depth of his character.” This was almost 40 years ago and the small community that I still reside in is still the same way. You are viewed by your character. I just wonder what Mr. King would say if he could view society today. We need to… Read more »
Willie5571
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New respect for Stephen A.; Always Respectful LTC !

Scott Weldy
Guest

Steve Smith is exact and this was a great piece.

Bryan Simmons
Guest

Educate your self, be about your business. Good advice for all.

TheRajLOSAngeles
Guest

Brave man. Much respect Stephen A.

Ron
Guest

First time I agreed with Mr Smith 100%….Thank you Mr Smith

Mary Brown Vaughan
Guest

Another great article Mr. West. And you hit the nail on the head with regard to the battering ram and people are just sick and tired of it. And moreso, that it simply means pretty much nothing anymore. It seems much like the boy who called wolf……