- Posted April 28, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Racism...Donald Sterling...L.A. Clippers
So many dynamics to this leading news story.
When will the gauntlet come down?
This is made for drama TV all the way...
Maybe even a blockbuster movie production.
The last two days I've been listening to the responses from public radio regarding the ridiculous and obscene comments made by the Los Angeles Clippers (Yes, LA has another team) owner Mr. Billionaire Donald Sterling.
Most people have never even heard of this guy outside of southern California.
The just of all the outlandish comments are this.
He didn't want his Latino/White looking girlfriend to post Instagrams showing her with black Americans.
What a difference in the responses from the various radio stations!
Some > This is an 80 year man living in the past not able to cope with the realities of today's multicultural society..
Others > This man represents a larger segment of society where this mindset permeates.
A so called culture of separation.
Before you dismiss either think again as I believe there are some truths with most perspectives.
So here is my take...,,
> A thinking macho man says when you are with your wife/girlfriend or significant other you shouldn't have to worry about the microphone being on....I mean come on...,,,Who among you would volunteer to speak their mind...true thoughts....Under the condition of media propagation???
So #1 this woman is pretty much evil in my mind....The local black radio station was playing the song > She's a gold digga in the background.
Quite appropriate considering the pending cases.
and this is a big however....He is who he is...and said what he said...No escaping that regardless of her motivations.
My personal solution..
> 1.) This man has no business owning a NBA franchise with this type thinking. He should be pushed out by his fellow owners..
IS THIS POSSIBLE? I don't know since what I'm reading so far has said that it would take each and every owner of every team to vote him out.
Probably a long shot.
Ok...Fine...Let's put every owner on record!!!
Do a public vote!
Are you a caveman or do you embrace your team?
This IS a black league as Charles Barkley said.
Second Option > Force Donald to become a Silent owner by giving him a
lifetime ban from all Clippers games.
Now let's deal with reality for the LA Clippers going forward.
No current player is going to want to resign with the Clippers.....Heck, They don't even want to wear the jerseys now.
No free agent player is going to want to sign with the Clippers...
UNLESS DONALD STERLING IS ELIMINATED as owner....
The Clippers are done...History.