Mavs news: Mark Cuban delivers message for ‘white people’ amid protests
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Mavs’ Mark Cuban delivers message for ‘white people’ amid protests

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sent out a powerful message on Monday in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The unjust killing of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers has sparked both violent and peaceful protests across the United States.

Not one to bite his tongue on social issues, the Mavs owner re-tweeted an open letter by Emerson College President M. Lee Pelton. The 61-year-old billionaire offered his support to the African American community and bravely claimed that whites (such as himself) are the ones that need to change.

In a follow-up tweet, Cuban also shared his belief on the true meaning of treating people equally. The Mavs boss bared that a person’s circumstance should always be taken into consideration.

Mark Cuban, meanwhile, has been involved in many controversies himself over the years. The outspoken businessman and investor, however, has always been a stand-up guy and a defender of the oppressed.

He joins the long list of NBA personalities who have echoed their support towards the movement. Several current players marched the streets to join peaceful protests, with Cuban and some Mavs players even joining the protests.

In an earlier statement, NBA commissioner Adam Silver also acknowledged that racism still exists in the world and the league will continue to fight for equality among all races.

The NBA has not been scared to address social injustices in the past. The league fully supported its players when they chose to wear “I Can’t Breath” warm-up shirts following the unjust death of Eric Garner in 2014. Garner died after being put on a chokehold by an arresting officer.

Six years later, it’s such a tragedy that another African-American man had to lose his life in an eerily similar fashion.