I am not sure which forum this belongs in. 'Sports' would be the most obvious one since it deals with the owner of an NBA team (The LA Clippers), but the remarks are so incredibly racist that I feel they may need a broader audience. However, if the admins feel it should be in the Sports forum, please feel free to move it.
This has been brewing since TMZ came up last Thursday with a tape of Donald Sterling's conversation with his girl friend, who is a mixture of African American and Mexican. Sterling (on that tape) was asking her not to bring black friends to the Clippers games and not to post pictures of her with her black friends on social media.
My first question was- is this really him on the tape? However, everyone seems convinced that it is, and it has been verified by his girl friend, who is the woman's voice on the tape.
CNN played most of the tape yesterday, and from listening to it, Sterling comes across almost as a crazy man. However, that would mean being too kind to him. Many, including President Obama have condemned his remarks. Some sponsors have withdrawn sponsorship, and opinions vary on what should be done about it.
This is the latest:
I think this is going to go on for a long time. Racism is nothing new in the USA or in the world, but when someone who is in a position of power spews this kind of garbage, it does get a LOT of criticism, as it should. The question is- what can be done about it?