Billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and famous Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban is known in the NBA as a progressive owner. And in response to the surge in attention being given systemic inequality — especially as it tragically persists in law enforcement — in the US, Cuban has just shared a list of conversations for his “friends with sons who think white privilege doesn’t exist.”
Cuban shares a list of conversations (above) that he hasn’t had to have with his son, he says, because of the privilege society grants him. Cuban frames these conversations in the context of white privilege and indicates that black fathers/parents are forced to have these conversations with their sons.
Cuban uses this distinction to demonstrate how black fathers must consider a far different (and more brutal) set of realities and priorities in preparing their sons for the world.
Predictably Cuban heard some blowback in the comments. But the maverick billionaire has proved not to be susceptible to haters and deniers.
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