Jordan: 'I was against white people' as teen
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Michael Jordan reveals his past struggles with racism in a biography released Tuesday.
where he said the Ku Klux Klan was dominant -- shaped his views on race.
The tipping point, Jordan said, came in 1977, when a girl at his school called him the N-word.
"So I threw a soda at her," Jordan says in the book, excerpts of which were detailed in the New York Post.
Former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause says in the book that Jordan was powered throughout his life by any negative experiences, including those in his childhood.