DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Wednesday, a large and diverse crowd, which included Dallas Mavericks Owner, Mark Cuban, took a knee outside of The American Airlines Center, to pray and silently honor the life of George Floyd.

“I saw that video,” Cuban said. “I saw the officer on his neck, I was repulsed. It was stomach churning. It made me ill.”

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Those uncomfortable images have ignited uncomfortable conversations about systemic racism. Cuban says the conversations are necessary and wants The City Of Dallas to join the discussion.

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So Cuban and The Mavericks created a public panel called, ‘Courageous Conversation.’

“Minorities have never had an issue discussing race. It’s part of your daily life,” said Cuban. “You have to recognize it. But white people have a hard time discussing race. It makes us really uncomfortable when anyone discusses white privilege. I think it’s really incumbent among us to stop being afraid to have those conversations about race and really start addressing the issues.”

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Cuban and other civic leaders in attendance, emphasized honest and meaningful conversations about race, will play a huge role in the country’s fight against social injustice.