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.”READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
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.READ MORE: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
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.”MORE NEWS: Police: 1 Deputy Killed, 2 Wounded In Ambush At Texas Bar
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.