Michael Jordan Says He Used To Be A Racist And Hate All White People




(Source) Per an excerpt from the book, Jordan told Lazenby that he was suspended from school in 1977 after throwing a soda at a girl who called him the N-word. “So I threw a soda at her,” Jordan’s quoted as saying. “I was really rebelling. I considered myself a racist at the time. Basically, I was against all white people.”

Lazenby told Sports Illustrated that it appeared that the root of Jordan’s animosity came from growing up in an area of North Carolina where the Ku Klux Klan once had a large presence. “I’ve been to North Carolina hundreds of times and enjoy it tremendously, but North Carolina was a state that had more Klan members than the rest of the Southern states combined,” the author said. “As I started looking at newspapers back in this era when I was putting together [Michael’s great-grandfather] Dawson Jordan’s life, the Klan was like a chamber of commerce. It bought the uniforms for ball teams, it put Bibles in all the schools. It may well have ended up being a chamber of commerce if not for all the violence it was perpetrating, too. A lot of the context just wasn’t possible to put it in a basketball book. A lot of it ended up being cut.”

Jordan’s story is “an economic story,” Lazenby continued. “It’s a black power story. It doesn’t come from politics or protests, it comes right off the Coastal Plain of North Carolina and out of the African-American experience.”

So I think I hate white people too now right? I mean choose a side. Donald Sterling, worst NBA owner of all time, team never wins, fat old gross guy that fucks chicks that may or may not be trannies, OR, Michael Jordan, 6 time NBA champion, second worst NBA owner of all time, and all around badass. Pretty easy decision for me. If MJ says white people suck then white people suck. Team MJ till I die. Fuck all you cracker ass bitches, MJ and I have had enough of your bullshit.
Little nitpicky for MJ to hate all white people just because he grew up next to the KKK and had people call him the N word all the time. Kind of an overreaction no? Like what did white people really do to make you mad other than wish you were dead and treat you like shit? The answer is nothing.
Double PS
25 years ago today, bye Cleveland.