My, my, a lot has changed since then…
Michael Jordan Admits To Being Racist Against Whites As A Teen
Basketball legend Michael Jordan says that he considered himself a racist when he was a teenager and was “against all white people.”
The confession comes from a new book, Michael Jordan: The Life, by Ronald Lazenby.
Jordan said the Ku Klux Klan was dominant in North Carolina where he grew up in the mid-1970s, buying uniforms for sports teams and bibles for schools.
Jordan took up baseball before basketball and was one of only two black children on the team. He says he was often told he was inferior.
Jordan says it was after watching the miniseries Roots, about the suffering of his African American ancestors, that he began to understand more about race relations.
Watching Toby lose that foot had that kind of impact on a lot of folks.
In 1977, he remembers a girl at school calling him a n****r.
“So I threw a soda at her,” he says. “I was really rebelling. I considered myself a racist at the time. Basically, I was against all white people.”
He was suspended for the incident. During that time it was his mother who convinced him that he could not go through life consumed by racial hatred.
LOL @ MJ throwing soda on that white girl.
Amazing how hundreds of millions of dollars can improve race relations…