April 27th, 2014 18:42 EST
LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling is a Racist Scumbag: Video
"TMZ first posted an audio recording Friday of a conversation reportedly between Donald Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, where the owner told her not to bring black players to team games or post pictures with African Americans on Instagram. `It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you`re associating with black people. Do you have to?` the voice in the recording says.
Donald Sterling, 80, is the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and V.Stiviano, is his 30-something gold-digger bimbo girlfriend.
The racist septuagenarian spouted his bigoted remarks in the privacy and sanctity of his home, and apparently his mistress secretly recorded their conversation.
Stiviano is apparently seeking revenge because Sterling`s wife is suing her for allegedly embezzling millions.
The babbling old fool has a constitutionally-protected right to be a racist, and the NBA has no jurisdiction over what he says in his home.
The commissioner of the NBA is ethically and morally bound to denounce the racist philosophy espoused by Sterling, but he has no legally authority to take away his team.
The players are legally bound to honor their contracts, and to play to the best of their abilities, even though their owner is a racist jerk.
However the fans of the Clippers are morally obligated to make a statement by refusing to attend games, or buying any Clippers merchandise. Any fan who attends a Clippers game is enriching the pockets of a racist pig and subsidizing racism.
The fans should force Sterling to sell his team by refusing to attend the games in person, or even watching the Clippers play on TV.
The corporate sponsors need to end their ties to the Clippers, to send the unambiguous message that corporate America doesn`t condone or tolerate racism.
Make no mistake about it Sterling is an unabashed racist, in 2006,The U.S. Department of Justice sued him for housing discrimination, claiming he refused to rent apartments to blacks and families with children.
In 2010 Elgin Baylor filed a wrongful termination suit in 2010 that included further allegations of racism.
The NBA has made tremendous strides in racial equality, about 85 percent of the players are black, and over 40 percent of the coaches are black.
All vestiges of racism must be eliminated by the NBA; Adam Silver, the commissioner of the NBA must have a private conversation with Sterling and persuade him to sell his team for the good of the NBA.
An owner who doesn`t mind hiring black players to play for him, and has no qualms sleeping with a mixed-race bimbo,
but doesn`t want to associate with blacks in his private life shouldn`t own an NBA team.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/president-obama-donald-sterling-remarks-106062.html#ixzz307gMJDvC
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