Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist, and makes us feel real smart

by Kent Sterling

Donald Sterling is a racist?  So what's new?

Donald Sterling is a racist? So what’s new?

Earlier, I wrote about how the NBA should mandate that idiot Donald Sterling (no relation to me; he was born Donald Tokowitz) continue to own the Los Angeles Clippers as penance for the ignorance reflected in the racist comments reported yesterday by TMZ.com.

A tape of a ridiculous conversation between Sterling and his former girlfriend was released yesterday on TMZ.com in which he said many things reflective of racism including, “I’m just saying, in your lousy f****** Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”

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Owning a Clippers team bereft of African-Americans and anti-racists would be a more suitable punishment for Sterling than being banned from the league for being an addlepated intolerant.

It was very clever in expressing outrage, and painting racism as an ignorant attack against reason and humanity, which of course it is.  The truth is that racism and the predictable outpouring of wrath that results when boobs like Sterling have their closeted stupidity revealed is boring.

Racism is idiotic.  Yep and duh.  Coming out against a racist is like being anti-cancer.  No one in his right mind is pro-cancer or racism.

Yes, there are still plenty of racists around who keep their mouths shut unless behind closed doors with only those of their ilk with whom they are comfortable sharing their hateful ignorance.  Fortunately, most of those who still see the world as colors, religions, nationalities, sexes, and sexual preferences are of Sterling’s generation, and like Sterling, 81, will be dead soon enough.

Kooks like Sterling make the rest of us feel very superior in our indignance over judging a man by the content of his character and not the color of his skin.  Good for us.  Being smart enough to refuse to hate shouldn’t be worth much applause these days, and that’s a good thing.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will make a big show of suspending Sterling for a very long time, and all the talking heads will blather about how the NBA is better off without a racist in its midst.  Hard to argue with that, but are we so naive that we don’t think there are others, or that the NBA hasn’t known about Sterling’s idiocy for a very long time?

Sterling has been sued multiple times for refusing to rent apartments to African-Americans and Latinos because of race, so his rant about his girlfriend posting pictures on Instagram with African-Americans is hardly a surprise.

As for NBA players saying they would never play for a racist, every single Clippers player since 1981 has done exactly that, and the Clippers team will again today as they battle Golden State in Game Four of their playoff series.  Who knows whether there is another racist owner of an NBA team, or owns the company for which you work?

Would you resign if the owner of your company said the same things Sterling did behind a closed office door?

There are millions of people working today for all manner of stooges with crazy beliefs.  In a black and white world, money is green, and there is nothing wrong with accepting it from a moron for an honest day’s work.

Racists are ridiculous, and the punishment of living in that darkness is severe enough.  Run him out of the NBA if you like, but save the self-righteous posturing.

3 thoughts on “Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist, and makes us feel real smart

  1. steve

    Yes this guy is a racist no question. It just seems the media only cares about it when it is a white guy. Yet if it is the other way they just ignore the story. Just saying.

  2. peggy evans

    I agree, political correctness is just another way of saying ” whitey behave “. That being said what Don Sterling said is indefensible. It shows his ignorance and stupidity, and anyone with half a brain will take his comments with a grain of salt. However I haven’t seen any of the players quit and give up those fat paychecks, how offended could they be ? The best they could come up with is turning their jerseys inside out. Gee, that’s harsh. There will always be ignorance, the KKK is still around. You can’t legislate peoples’ thoughts and opinions. Would you really want to ? What happened to ” I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it ” ? This is still America, and we still have freedom of speech. Since when did it become so terrible to be offended or disappointed ? That’s why we’ve become a whiney entitled society. Don’t forget it was a private phone call between him and his girlfriend, not a public rant. Think about all the things you have said in private.

    1. kentsterling Post author

      The penalty for Sterling is the result of a lifetime of being an ass. That he is on the record as a racist was the lever needed to launch him. Their is a sensitivity that exists today that wasn’t around 30 years ago. Being offended is the act of the acceptor of the statement. Maybe one day, people will understand that stupidity and unenlightenment is its own penalty.


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