LA Clippers’ Donald Sterling and the future of racism

posted at 12:31 pm on April 27, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

It’s apparently been a banner week for those who enjoy writing about racism in American culture. Hot on the heels of the dust-up over recorded comments by Cliven Bundy (still under dispute in various forums) we now have a an alleged recording of some rather blunt statements by LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. A tape has surfaced which allegedly contains inflammatory comments he made to his ex-girlfriend.

TMZ has released audio of the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers franchise, Donald Sterling, making racist comments in a conversation with a former girlfriend (click above to listen). It’s not immediately clear how the tape surfaced, though its provenance almost surely involves the ex-gal pal. As TMZ summarizes the contents:

This is already prompting calls for the league to relieve Sterling of his ownership position. The transcript is available at the TMZ link above, so there’s really no point in embedding it all here. Before going any further, though, it’s worth noting that the Clippers’ home office has initially denied the authenticity of the tapes. It also merits mention that the ex-girlfriend in question has already – again allegedly – lifted some serious cash from Sterling and the antipathy between them could be a factor, at least until the authenticity of the tapes is settled once and for all.

But the Sunday morning talk shows were all over this, being quick to draw comparisons between Sterling and Bundy, as well as the overarching story line of racism being alive and well in America and in need of additional government attention during election season. This is very common, but even if you accept the accusations against both men at face value, they may provide a useful example of a different message.

What do Bundy and Sterling have in common? First of all – aside from the obvious fact that they are white – they are old. And I don’t mean old like me… we’re talking really old. And second, each in their own way are old men who live in a form of isolation. Bundy lives in a geographically isolated, rural region. Sterling lives in the rather insular world of the very wealthy. They also come from a different generation, growing up among attitudes which were common beyond notice in their day but which would probably shock many people today. Without going into graphic detail, I’ll just say that I can relate to that, being raised by a member of that same generation in a rural, farming area.

I contrast this with much of what I see today and at the risk of offending all of the usual race card players in the political arena, I have to say that people who live in the same bubbles being describe here are dinosaurs, and the world has largely moved on and left them behind. Anecdotally, I recently attended a conference of conservative writers in DC with a number of young, aspiring activists. They and their friends painted a very different and multicultural picture than that being described in these stories. Groups of all colors and both genders were working together and not only was it not strained or tense, but race and gender differences didn’t even seem to be noticed.

I’ve noticed the same thing hanging out with a couple of my nieces and nephews – twentysomethings working in a variety of fields. Their circle of friends is such a diverse mix that they could be the cover photo of a progressive magazine. Questions of racial differences seem to be a foreign concept to them. This is not to say that there aren’t any areas where more segregation exists along community and economic lines, but we seem to be raising a generation of young adults who simply don’t fall into these old pigeonholes and are more interested in the joint challenges they all face in today’s society.

Is actual racism completely dead in America? No… I’m not saying that. But from the looks of things out on the street it’s dying a natural death. I wouldn’t read too much into the comments of septuagenarians who grew up steeped in a different culture.

UPDATE: (Jazz) As is being pointed out repeatedly in the comments, there are two other items of interest. One, Sterling is up for an NAACP lifetime achievement award. The second is that he is apparently also a significant Democrat donor. One has to wonder how much that will tamp down the media coverage of this story.


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BISHOP RATSO!!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Are we talking about LA Clippers’ Owner & DEMOCRAT Donald Sterling?

reddevil on April 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM

but because rogerb is sort of mildly racist
 
libfreeordie on April 27, 2014 at 12:28 PM

rogerb on April 27, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Gee, Cliven Bundy ain’t got NUTHIN’ on Sterling. Put another way, Sterling’s comments are infinitely more harmful than Bundy’s. Bundy stated a truth (or two) about Big Gubmint, albeit in an inartful (translation: Non-PC) way, but Sterling’s remarks were bigoted.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM

To watch the media now is hilarity pure.

If this old fool, who thinks the chick is after his looks and youthful disposition, were a R/C, he’d be hanged by now.

Here’s laughing at all you leftists. You diminished true racism, you thugs.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM

obama in action

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:39 PM

obama has furthered racism in America. He has set race-relations back by at least 30 years.

obama has done nothing for blacks and black youth, nothing positive that is.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Much to do about nothing except to thin-skinned prima donna’s.

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

This story will die VERY quickly, because DEMOCRAT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR!

Just think of how this would have exploded if it would have been someone like the Koch bros!

Tom Servo on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Cliven is 67. Sterling is 81.

How old are you Jazz?

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

The fascists hate free speech. Anyone that offends their tender sensibilities needs to silenced and jailed. Expressing a non PC thought is now a hate crime. He is racist? So what? Don’t buy his products and don’t attend Clipper games. Oh yeah, and grow up.

DeweyWins on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Yeah, Sterling said many racist things, and deserves the backlash he is getting. But it seems very obvious that the girlfriend may have baited him in this conversation for the purpose of exploiting him. She’s a saint, though, for calling out a racist.

comet on April 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Yes, I agree, it is the talk of man from a different time and place in history and he probably has no real ill will towards anyone. That said you have to admit that getting a planned Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP is pretty ironic.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Much to do about nothing except to thin-skinned prima donna’s.

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

CNN must be shi**ing itself. They never reported the ranch standoff.

Then, they edited Bundy’s tape and made their few viewers go “who the hell is this cowboy Bundy?”

Now this. It’s interesting to watch the leftist thugs pretzel themselves, while real racism is taking a back seat, because of them.

Excellent read.

h/t VorDaj

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Sterling is far worse. Magic Johnson is investing in poor black neighborhoods, trying to create lawful opportunities for those who live there and Sterling doesn’t want him at Clipper games?

He’s got to go. 70% of the league is black.

rbj on April 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

obama has furthered racism in America. He has set race-relations back by at least 30 years.

obama has done nothing for blacks and black youth, nothing positive that is.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

He crossed the line into his white half. Will there be serious consequences?

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

I have older relatives that say very un-pc things all of the time. It’ cringe worthy and they are clueless.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

There is some doubt that Donald Sterling (rich, white, Democrat)alleged racist remarks revealed apparently by an unhappy former girlfriend who might be attempting to extort money from innocent remarks because we all know that Democrats can’t be racists because they are Democrats…

on the other hand we know that evil white rich abuser of public lands and violator of federal law Clive Bundy. . .

Joseph OHenry on April 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

He is racist? So what? Don’t buy his products and don’t attend Clipper games. Oh yeah, and grow up.

DeweyWins on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

+100

gophergirl on April 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

These guys are pikers compared to the true racists. Liberal politicians who, with government handouts, create a permanent underclass just so they can keep getting voted back into office. King of the racist? Lyndon Johnson with his so-called “Great Society”.

Obamalies on April 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

reddevil on April 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Interesting. Wasn’t sure if Sterling was a Democrat or just somebody who dumped some cash their way. I wonder if he ever ran for office in his younger days? I see nothing in his profile about it.

Jazz Shaw on April 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Cindy, heh, superb…excellent find.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM

I suspect this incident will end as they often do with an enormous donation to the Revrum Jessah Jacksum and his Rainbow whores. Jessah will huddle with Sterling, and in a week or two mumble some incantations and pronounce him cured of his racism.

slickwillie2001 on April 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Much to do about nothing except to thin-skinned prima donna’s.

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

They do see to be ruling the world at the moment, or at leaset the airways.

MrsGsBoyTommy on April 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM

I listened to the tape. The chick played the old fool like the biggest fiddle.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I have older relatives that say very un-pc things all of the time. It’ cringe worthy and they are clueless.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

That isn’t the point. Jazz just did age discrimination. Very old? FFS.. there are younger people NOW that are just as racist and say even nastier things, than what is going on now.

Let me shake my head at this. It is beyond idiotic.

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Jazz, here’s a link.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Maybe he’s gotten a little too used to buying and selling his… err… players.

trigon on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

So Jazz’s response to the entire conservative movement spending weeks propping up a man who turned out to be a white supremacist (a fact which was obvious before he told us his views on race) and the owner of a pro sports team that almost exclusively employs black men articulating his desire to not be personally linked with black people he does not “own,” is to write a column about how racism is coming to an end in the United States. Come ladies and gentlemen, gaze upon the cognitive dissonance of the right, if you dare. Don’t look too closely though, the utter insanity and denial which lies at its core may leave you scarred for life.

libfreeordie on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whom commentators have tried to tie to the Republican Party after his alleged racist statements, is in fact a Democrat, according to campaign contribution records.

You latrine rats, you. I hope you all drown in your own production, leftist media first.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Hilarity pure, this timing is something, Cindy.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

True but you can always count on older people to say what they think right out loud. You know what this guy sounds like to me? Jealous. His girlfriend being seen with someone other than him.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

He can always send his chick to pick up his “lifetime award”.

Ah, the livelikeaslave race-huckster of HA has arrive. Now, for one more.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM

His ex wife sued this chick for being a gold digger :)

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

As I noted in other threads Mr. Bundy must think it’s his birthday with the Karma Fairy getting here so quickly.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

PC out of control. If only he could have spoken in a 1st amendment free zone… oops, never mind, last I knew the entire nation is a 1st amendment free zone.

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Sterling (nee Tokowitz) represents an unattractive segment of my coreligionists that I’m unfortunately too familiar with: the lower middle-class Jewish kid, steeped in FDR liberalism, who makes a ton of money in not-so-nice ways; who gives big money to liberal causes; who has an exotic shiksa lover; but who in his heart retains the same racial prejudices as his Uncle Murray, who made his living overcharging the schvartzes for schmattas.

The one thing I liked about Uncle Murray was that he was (somewhat) more honest in his racial prejudices and (a little) less glaring in his hypocrisy.

bobs1196 on April 27, 2014 at 12:51 PM

True but you can always count on older people to say what they think right out loud. You know what this guy sounds like to me? Jealous. His girlfriend being seen with someone other than him.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I guess you are missing my point. I am not disputing that Cliven and Sterling put their foots in their mouth, conscientiously or not. My point, is Jazz just did in a round about trying to be funny way without using names, about the age of individuals (no matter what the age).

I usually don’t have a problem with Jazz’s posts, and agree with the majority of what is written. Not this time. He is trying to go off demographics, and it isn’t working for me.

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I posted this on the other thread, but haven’t gotten much response so far:

I’m curious for folks commenting here about thought police or free speech, etc., both in this and the Mozilla circumstance: how do you feel about the concept of the free marketplace of ideas, in which — like the free market — one is absolutely free to peddle his or her ideas and thoughts, but their success, and therefore the rise and fall of people’s fortunes, relies on the public sphere’s acceptance of those ideas?

I’m genuinely interested in y’all’s thoughts here.

CivilDiscourse on April 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM

libfreeordie on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Mr. Bundy is a white supremacist? Could you provide something that backs that up? So is it okay to send a swat team in to get this basketball team from Mr. Sterling?

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM

and the owner of a pro sports team that almost exclusively employs black men articulating his desire to not be personally linked with black people he does not “own,”

Ah, the livelikeaslave of HA has excused the old racist fool. This is a classic.

is to write a column about how racism is coming to an end in the United States. Come ladies and gentlemen, gaze upon the cognitive dissonance of the right, if you dare. Don’t look too closely though, the utter insanity and denial which lies at its core may leave you scarred for life.

libfreeordie on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

You dishonest with every breath pervert, CNN edited the Bundy tape and you say nothing. It’s a shame that you milk taxpayers to get paid for propaganda. You are always an obama, never anything more, never. You have accomplished nothing which is not based on your racism and exploitation thereof.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Post updated. That’s definitely worth pointing out, as well as the Democrat donor angle, though neither change the basic point I was making.

Jazz Shaw on April 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Unleash the Fat Rat…

mjbrooks3 on April 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

libfreeordie on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Still flunking Reading Comprehension 101 and Remedial Critical Thinking, I see.

Tell Mom I said “HI!” and give her a big hug and kiss for me, please! You BETTER add it’s from me, or else she’ll think you have an ulterior motive and/or want a(n expensive) favour from her…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM

How bout you play a rap song by Snoop Dog or a sermon by Louis Farrahkkan and then tell me if they should be publicly held out for ridicule and destruction.

Enough of this racism bullsh*t.

Key West Reader on April 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM

And here I thought the election of The One was supposed to make things better.

I saw this on ESPN and after reading some of the comments – especially some serious comments comparing Sterling to a slave owner.

Ridiculous.

Of course, I guess it’s a sign of progress that people are forced to muster such outrage! over things like this.

reaganaut on April 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

a man who turned out to be a white supremacist..
libfreeordie on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

You lie.

pambi on April 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Sterling (nee Tokowitz) represents an unattractive segment of my coreligionists that I’m unfortunately too familiar with: the lower middle-class Jewish kid, steeped in FDR liberalism, who makes a ton of money in not-so-nice ways; who gives big money to liberal causes; who has an exotic shiksa lover (to protect his wife); but who in his heart retains the same racial prejudices as his Uncle Murray, who made his living overcharging the schvartzes for schmattas.

The one thing I liked about Uncle Murray was that he was (somewhat) more honest in his racial prejudices and (a little) less glaring in his hypocrisy.

bobs1196 on April 27, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Hey, this was a perfect description of thousands of such uncles. I only added the bolded part, in parenthesis. You also forgot why he gives to the D-rats…because of guilt…oh my, that rich Jewish guilt. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. Thank you.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

So now what a basketball team owner says to his ex-girlfriend is a matter of Presidential concern?

The Obama transformation is working; I don’t recognize the country anymore.

claudius on April 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Jazz Shaw on April 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Dang! You’re quick, good AND give credit!!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Remember when they would not let Rush become part owner of the Cardinals?

philoise65 on April 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

liblikeaslave is the biggest racist of HA and he lies every time he types.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

libfreeordie

Hope you have plenty of Dramamine on hand for all that spinning you’re doing, lol.

xblade on April 27, 2014 at 12:57 PM

The left needs to be very careful, this is one of their own Democrats who was about to receive the NAACP lifetime achievement award. Sterling’s behavior makes Bundy look like a rank amateur.

rplat on April 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I guess I don’t see it. We are all examples of what we have lived so I tend not to get too upset over views that don’t match mine. Like the Mozilla, Hobby Lobby and Chic-Fil-A folks, this gentleman is entitled to his views and they may be more focused with regards to this young lady than his actual life but I think his particular business will not support this outburst. I expect the NBA to handle it, just like I expect the NFL to eventually change the name of the Redskins.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Thanks. That’s the link I included in the update.

Jazz Shaw on April 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM

a man who turned out to be a white supremacist..
libfreeordie on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

So discipline him . . . he’s one of yours.

rplat on April 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM

For the most part, most ‘racism’ is actually cultural clashes and really has nothing to do with skin pigmentation.
Bundy was not being racist when he made his statements. He was showing love for black people by saying that the culture of the welfare state degrades and spiritually harms the people it consumes. That is not racism and a hatred for people whoa re pigmented differently than himself. Bundy was challenging a cultural aspect of people, something that is not inherent in their skin color. To call that racist is to define downward what racism is and is not going to be beneficial to society in any way at all.
Sterling (if it is a legitimate tape of him) on the other hand was directly targeting the skin color as the part that was offensive to him about people. That is racism pure and simple. I will await proof of it having been him on the tape rather than someone the vindictive ex girlfriend hired to falsify testimony.

astonerii on April 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Everyone steps in it now and again.

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The fascists hate free speech. Anyone that offends their tender sensibilities needs to silenced and jailed. Expressing a non PC thought is now a hate crime. He is racist? So what? Don’t buy his products and don’t attend Clipper games. Oh yeah, and grow up.

DeweyWins on April 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Yeah being racist is not a crime. But being a racist who actively discriminate against people is a federal crime. And sterling was found guilty.

If nobody attends clippers games and don’t buy the “product” as you call the team than it will go under. All those players will be out of work. LA wants the clippers they just don’t want sterling with it. Wouldn’t be better if sterling was to sell the team? He gets money and the peace of mind that he would never have to set eyes on black people again. Win win.

coolrepublica on April 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

So now what a basketball team owner says to his ex-girlfriend is a matter of Presidential concern?

The Obama transformation is working; I don’t recognize the country anymore.

claudius on April 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

It’s pretty sad……………..

VegasRick on April 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Jazz Shaw on April 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

No, it’s just funny as hell!

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Jazz, you neglected to mention that Donald Sterling is a big Democrat donor. I think it matters, since the left and the media are trying to hang Cliven Bundy’s clumsy comments around the necks of conservatives and Republicans.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/26/race-hate-spewing-clippers-owner-is-democratic-donor/

TarheelBen on April 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM

So the argument is that CNN edited the tapes to say that Bundy said that slavery promotes family ?
Kind of a stretch there….

Brock Robamney on April 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

True but you can always count on older people to say what they think right out loud.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Yep. You can count on us old farts speaking our mind because we grew up when we could have any opinion on any subject and if someone was offended, well, that was too damned bad. We are still our own person and no PC will change that. We still believe in live free or die, not lib free nonsense.

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Ain’t that the truth. As someone hurtling toward octogenarian status I live in constant fear of what I will say myself. Although since I’m a conservative I am use to being called a racist, so that attack is slightly diminished.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Wait, your age is next. ;)

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 1:05 PM

So Sterling is an old DEMOCRATIC bigot who employs and pays millions to black players. Apparently he doesn’t mind making money off them. This should surprise no one. There are a lot of DEMOCRATS who are racists. Many of them support abortion for the same reason Margaret Sanger founded the organization. This is nothing new. What bothers me is that what a person says in a private conversation can be used in public to tar and feather them. What happened to the laws regarding a recorded conversation? And the last time I looked, the old DEMOCRAT leftist racist isn’t running for any office.

fight like a girl on April 27, 2014 at 1:05 PM

I can’t take any more. I’m going to the range.

It’s 69gr vs 75gr day. Two go in, one comes out!

claudius on April 27, 2014 at 1:06 PM

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Don’t I know it! And there are all sorts of things I disapprove of. I just hope I remember that no one cares and my manners will stop my mouth.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The left needs to be very careful, this is one of their own Democrats who was about to receive the NAACP lifetime achievement award. Sterling’s behavior makes Bundy look like a rank amateur.

rplat on April 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Funny how they ended up being rank hypocrites again, ain’t it? And astonerii nails the difference between slamming a skin color (less than trivial) and attacking a culture which at the moment resembles a china shop after an artillery bombardment. Bundy’s comment is baby shampoo anywhere but our sissified culture…Sterling’s comment (IF it’s legit) is repulsive.

LawfulGood on April 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Ain’t that the truth. As someone hurtling toward octogenarian status I live in constant fear of what I will say myself. Although since I’m a conservative I am use to being called a racist, so that attack is slightly diminished.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 1:03 P

Have no fear to voice your opinion the more it is voiced the better the chance it will sink through these PC cement heads.

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The endangered desert tortoise has been found on the grounds of the Clippers practice facility…

d1carter on April 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM

We are talking about white racism, right? Cause it runs rampant on in the black community. Based on race, over 90 percent of blacks voted for Obama. Could not have been based upon accomplishments or what he had done for the black community. Listen to Sharpton, Jackson or most of the leaders in the black community. President Johnson said, after the civil rights act of 1965, those n_____s will be voting Democrat for the next 200 years. A Donk President, just like Obama, used the n word and they still vote D. Go figure.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on April 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Is actual racism completely dead in America? No… I’m not saying that. But from the looks of things out on the street it’s dying a natural death.

It would if it weren’t ginned as a tonic by Dems.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on April 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Well, I won’t lie but I might be careful about when and where I volunteer the information.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM

If nobody attends clippers games and don’t buy the “product” as you call the team than it will go under. All those players will be out of work. LA wants the clippers they just don’t want sterling with it. Wouldn’t be better if sterling was to sell the team? He gets money and the peace of mind that he would never have to set eyes on black people again. Win win.

coolrepublica on April 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Sterling’s daughter and son-in-law like the team. His son-in-law is actually the one managing it for the last few years. Just ask him to give them ownership and step aside.

joana on April 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Let’s see how the ‘offended’ players react. Will they have the conviction not to accept paychecks from the labeled racist or is it anything for the green.

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

How bout you play a rap song by Snoop Dog or a sermon by Louis Farrahkkan and then tell me if they should be publicly held out for ridicule and destruction.

Enough of this racism bullsh*t.

Key West Reader on April 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM

+1000.

GrannyDee on April 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Have no fear to voice your opinion the more it is voiced the better the chance it will sink through these PC cement heads.

Wade on April 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Being PC, and just being ignorant… are two very different things.

Soon, it won’t be about what you say, but your age. Your demographics concerning your age, is going to be the next big “thing” to fight over, especially when it comes to obamacare.

I guarantee it.

You will want to do something, need something done, be sick… and being the fact you are older, you will be looked over. Why? You aren’t young anymore, and depending on your age, you don’t have a job, so you may not be able to pay bills. While the younger generation will get in fast and be dealt with.

Just an observation. Maybe thinking ahead is a good idea? *shrug*

upinak on April 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

The Left’s favorite whipping boy these days….old, white men.

Techster64 on April 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Jazz, here’s a link.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Thanks. That was the link I going off of.

reddevil on April 27, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Sterling is a typical, far-left liberal democrat …

http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/liberal-democrat-donald-sterling-caught.html

Pork-Chop on April 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Libs hate it when their identity-politics narratives blow up in their faces.

Philly on April 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM

One has to wonder how much that will tamp down the media coverage of this story.

They might not tamp it down, but they’ll likely distort it.

1. Bundy, Bundy, Bundy, with the CNN edited video, not the original one.

For liblikeaslave

So, Bundy thinks Hispanics are hard-working family people, and laments the current plight of American blacks under the federal welfare system while saying there has been much progress and that “we sure don’t want to go back.” As always, there’s more to the story than what the New York Times says.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Democrats start chanting “RACISM” at every turn, then suddenly stories like this & Bundy happen. I don’t believe in coincidences.

SouthernGent on April 27, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Sterling is a typical, far-left liberal democrat …

http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/liberal-democrat-donald-sterling-caught.html

Pork-Chop on April 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM

I’d love it if he came out and said “I am really disappointed in President Obama calling me a racist as I voted for him twice.” Let their tiny little heads explode.

VegasRick on April 27, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Sorry, was distracted by looking for the unedited Bundy tape link.

They might not tamp it down, but they’ll likely distort it.

1. Bundy, Bundy, Bundy, with the CNN edited video, not the original one.

2. “We must investigate first, maybe the chick and him didn’t mean what we think they mean, not guilty until proven innocent”.

3. The guy is smarter than Bundy and has better lawyers and image-handlers.

4. The guy has the leftist thuggish posse with him

It’s all hilarious to watch and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 1:20 PM

the future of racism

Racism will still be here as long as mouth breathers like libfree are.

22044 on April 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM

a man who turned out to be a white supremacist (a fact which was obvious before he told us his views on race)

So you look at a white person and automaticaly assume they`re a racist. If you want to yell at a racist, scream at a mirror.

ThePrez on April 27, 2014 at 1:23 PM

a man who turned out to be a white supremacist (a fact which was obvious before he told us his views on race)
 
libfreeordie on April 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

 
So you look at a white person and automaticaly assume they`re a racist. If you want to yell at a racist, scream at a mirror.
 
ThePrez on April 27, 2014 at 1:23 PM

 
Some of us are only mildy racist, racist.

rogerb on April 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM

He is one of the Democrats. And rich. “Kill the story. Make him buy his way out.”

pat on April 27, 2014 at 1:25 PM

LA Times comment

why would an apparently racist

Democrat donor Jewish-American like Donald Sterling (born Donald Tokowitz) ever chose to own — an NBA team ??

where the huge majority of players are black?

Tho successful and wealthy, Sterling is an utter embarrassment to the proudly liberal Beverly Hills/Hollywood Jewish community, and to the democrat party he financially supported.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 1:25 PM

The media are not mentioning that he’s a Democrat, just a “big donor to obama”, heh.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

The livelikeaslave of HA is a small weasel.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Skin color is physics, light absorption and reflection.

Whats the big deal?

jmtham156 on April 27, 2014 at 1:28 PM

The media are not mentioning that he’s a Democrat, just a “big donor to obama”, heh.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Racist………

VegasRick on April 27, 2014 at 1:29 PM

For the most part, most ‘racism’ is actually cultural clashes and really has nothing to do with skin pigmentation.
Bundy was not being racist when he made his statements. He was showing love for black people by saying that the culture of the welfare state degrades and spiritually harms the people it consumes. That is not racism and a hatred for people whoa re pigmented differently than himself. Bundy was challenging a cultural aspect of people, something that is not inherent in their skin color. To call that racist is to define downward what racism is and is not going to be beneficial to society in any way at all.
Sterling (if it is a legitimate tape of him) on the other hand was directly targeting the skin color as the part that was offensive to him about people. That is racism pure and simple. I will await proof of it having been him on the tape rather than someone the vindictive ex girlfriend hired to falsify testimony.

astonerii on April 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Give me a break about Bundy not being racist. He said that blacks were better off as slaves! The fact that any conservatives are in any way defending him is just disgusting and disgraceful. Notice how liberals are absolutely incensed about Sterling remarks and that they don’t care that he’s a democrat.

Ric on April 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Indeed, my friend. He’s also redundant and tiresome. This makes him a bore.

So he’s a boring small weasel.

thatsafactjack on April 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM

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