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Comments by Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson on monster dunk bring up stereotypes

Comments by Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson on monster dunk bring up stereotypes

When Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson shared a joke after Sunday night's game from Kobe Bryant about the different skin colors of African American athletes, the second-year player unintentionally touched on a stereotype.

Clarkson’s comments about “light-skinned dude” vs. “dark-skinned dude” implied that lighter-skinned athletes can be passive, but darker-skinned athletes are more aggressive.

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The 6-foot-5 Clarkson threw down an impressive dunk over 7-1 center Alex Len in the third quarter of the Lakers’ 97-77 victory over the Phoenix...

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