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Here's What Donald Sterling's Love Of Koreans Reveals About Racism In America
Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2014 | HUA HSU AND RICHARD JEAN SO, SLATE

Posted on 05/06/2014 9:35:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

There’s something insufficiently descriptive about calling Los Angeles Clippers owner and real estate developer Donald Sterling a racist. By now, everyone is familiar with the baffling remarks he made to his girlfriend, admonishing her for featuring photos of black people on her Instagram feed and for bringing her black friends to Clippers games.

These weren’t merely the words of a jilted madman. They fit within a broader pattern of behavior, most notably a series of lawsuits in which Sterling was charged with housing discrimination on the basis of race against Latino and black tenants—black people “smell and attract vermin,” he allegedly remarked to his staff.

This is racism in its most recognizable, blatant form: the powerful bigot creating structural obstacles against the advancement of poor minorities.

But there’s another piece to Sterling’s warped worldview, one that illustrates the bizarre and incoherent ways in which racism works.

As Sterling allegedly schemed to rid his properties of certain racial minorities, he sought to fill his development with Koreans, an ethnic group he valorized as hardworking and reliable.

Sterling did not take a passive approach to attracting Korean tenants. He changed the name of one of his buildings to “Korean World Towers,” adorned his buildings with Korean flags, and explicitly stated a preference for “Koreans” in his housing ads.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: donaldsterling; koreans; racism

1 posted on 05/06/2014 9:35:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
It's his prerogative.

Is this worse than Islam and their motto..."Kill all the Christians and Jews". Yet the Prez and his lot praise Islam at every chance.

2 posted on 05/06/2014 9:39:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

In the early 90s I was in South Korea in a shopping area when the clock struck 5pm. Out came several hundred beautiful Korean ladies. Long black hair, trim, healthy and flawless skin. I thought I had died and gone to heaven.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 9:39:18 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind
In 2003, a U.S. district judge issued an injunction barring him from using the word “Korean” in his building names and advertisements.

You can't NAME your own buildings? Free country my ass.

4 posted on 05/06/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind

What exactly is it that makes these writers experts on race and racism?


5 posted on 05/06/2014 9:41:04 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry Hau Hsu and Richard, I'm not seeing the problem here.
6 posted on 05/06/2014 9:43:49 AM PDT by suijuris
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To: SeekAndFind
Legions of social scientists and historians have debunked the myth of the Asian-American’s “natural” orientation toward economic achievement. They point out that it is more a function of immigration trends in the 1960s, which favored East Asian professionals who often arrived with significant educational and wealth advantages.

What utter nonsense. Of course Asians have a better work ethic and focus on educational advancement than do other ethnicities, such as Blacks and Hispanics.

7 posted on 05/06/2014 9:44:25 AM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind
Dems and Unions love Orientals!


8 posted on 05/06/2014 9:47:46 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is it the race or the culture?


9 posted on 05/06/2014 9:50:18 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Interesting question: How many Asian beggars do we see around our cities?


10 posted on 05/06/2014 9:55:46 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: driftdiver; GeronL; Army Air Corps; GraceG

Anyone got a group pic of SNSD?


11 posted on 05/06/2014 9:56:31 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh so what. Now LIKING a minority group is evil?


12 posted on 05/06/2014 9:58:39 AM PDT by Williams
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To: polymuser

I’ve seen Chinese men sleeping on cardboard in an alley in SF’s Chinatown, but I think they were working in the restaurant there.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 10:01:41 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: SeekAndFind
Of course it was not fair to generalize about Black or Hispanic tenants, based upon an unfortunate sample--that is assuming for the sake of argument that the man actually did (as opposed to merely blowing off steam about that unfortunate sample).

But in America, it used to be the situation that one could favor any individual, group, or what have you, on his or her own property. It also, used to be the case, that people could argue with each other, and make private comments, intended for the ears of the person they were arguing with, without the conversation going viral, because someone or some agency had illegally eaves dropped.

More and more, it appears that Mr. Sterling is a victim of the increasing nazification of American culture. One does not have to agree with his personal descriptions of anyone; does not have to share any bias that he may actually have against any individual, group or what have you; one does not have to like Mr. Sterling; but it is very obvious who the victim is here, and it is not a vengeful NBA, or any minority race, creed, or HIV Positive patient.

William Flax

14 posted on 05/06/2014 10:03:26 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: SeekAndFind

Yawn!..
Some people do not like other people. Hold the presses!


15 posted on 05/06/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The term Racism is becoming a word with no meaning.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 10:05:48 AM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Koreans are my favorite immigrant nationality.


17 posted on 05/06/2014 10:05:59 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: polymuser
Interesting question: How many Asian beggars do we see around our cities?

Not many! And read again what Jefferson said about native Americans in 1782, before the corrupting influence of a Welfare State lowered our standards. (Jefferson On Welfare.)

Understand to the core of your being how insane is the contemporary Leftwing media circus--how totally we have been betrayed by those who supposedly are reporting the news..

18 posted on 05/06/2014 10:08:12 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: montag813

How odd...or not. In the same issue of Business Insider is another article which writes about “Why Asian Americans excel at academics”.

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-asian-americans-excel-at-academics-2014-5


19 posted on 05/06/2014 10:09:46 AM PDT by miele man
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To: heartwood

” I’ve seen Chinese men sleeping on cardboard in an alley in SF’s Chinatown, but I think they were working in the restaurant there. “

I could just see them talking to their parents...

“You sleep in Washington machine box, why not Refridgerator box like Chun Lin down the street? You making us look bad, you not B-sian, you Asian, act like one or you dishonor us all! Now go to the alliance store and get a better box and you better get a Maytag box, we have image to maintain!”


20 posted on 05/06/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: OPS4
The term Racism is becoming a word with no meaning.

The meaning, given the way it is being used today, is not descriptive of a point of view; rather, a verbal equivalent to giving a dog an electrical shock, as part of a Pavlovian experiment. (See Life & Politics In A Pavlovian Kennel.)

The complicity of much of the mass media, in deliberately imposing conditioned reflex reactions to the misuse of language, on those found to be susceptible, amounts to a crime against the American future.

William Flax

21 posted on 05/06/2014 10:13:58 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: OPS4

[ The term Racism is becoming a word with no meaning. ]

Too many people these days confuse Race with Culture, Religion, Language or some weird mix of the three....


22 posted on 05/06/2014 10:14:49 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: montag813
Legions of social scientists and historians have debunked the myth of the Asian-American’s “natural” orientation toward economic achievement. They point out that it is more a function of immigration trends in the 1960s, which favored East Asian professionals who often arrived with significant educational and wealth advantages.

Even if true, wouldn't that be a better way of handling all immigration?

23 posted on 05/06/2014 10:19:06 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: montag813

No welfare or social security will spur to work hard!


24 posted on 05/06/2014 10:47:08 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: KarlInOhio

RE: Even if true, wouldn’t that be a better way of handling all immigration?

Whatever happened to :

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore...”


25 posted on 05/06/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Racism in America = Someone winning an argument with a liberal.


26 posted on 05/06/2014 10:49:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Altura Ct.

Their membership in the Racial Industrial Complex


27 posted on 05/06/2014 10:59:10 AM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: SeekAndFind
We're full up on our own wretched masses yearning to breathe for free, thank you very much.

An idealistic 19th century poem is not a suicide pact for the 21st.

I just heard on Rush that we rejected the crack using mayor of Toronto when he entered the US, so apparently we can make some choices on who comes in.

28 posted on 05/06/2014 11:01:12 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: GraceG

The left intentionally conflates race with culture when it comes to inner city urban culture.

They do so because they seek to promote the destructive culture as a foil to Western Civilization,
and to use white guilt as a shield from criticism.


29 posted on 05/06/2014 11:04:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Loves Koreans, black girlfriend, donates tens of thousands to NAACP and got their lifetime achievement award

Racist??


30 posted on 05/06/2014 11:31:42 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: KC_Lion

I can’t seem to do it on a phone


31 posted on 05/06/2014 11:32:37 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: driftdiver

Korean women, Chinese women, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, etc.,...they’re heavenly!!


32 posted on 05/06/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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