Michael Jordan's youth
by SPuiesht on October 17, 2015 - 4:28pm
In “Michael Jordan says he was racist ‘against all white people’ as a young man”, published on May 7, 2014 on NewYork Daily News, Bill Price states that Michael Jordan, an American former professional basketball player, that he remembers being racist against all white people when he was a teenager. Also, according to www.news.com.au, back in 1977 when Michael Jordan was a student, he recalls a girl calling him by the n-word. Jordan rebelled and threw a soda at her. From this moment he really considered himself racist. However when Michael Jordan talked about this incident to her mother, she taught him that racism is not a good thing. The author also states that Jordan said that racism still exists in our society, even in sports and should not be accepted.
Racism is still highly present in today's society, such as in education, in work, in sport and so on, but Bill Price's article is more about the reasons that pushed a person to become racist and what helped him to overcome it. I believe that Michael Jordan was racist because he experienced it at young age when a girl from his school called him "nigger". He is also right about the fact that racism is highly present in our society and that we should not tolerate it. His mother is a good example of how to help avoid racism, she helped him to understand that racism in not a good thing. She also taught Michael Jordan that he should overcome his emotion about the incident and not let this make him a racist.