Skip to comments.Black California Lawmakers Call For Boycott Of Los Angeles Clippers Games After Sterling Remarks
Posted on 04/29/2014 5:48:51 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
Black lawmakers at the California state Capitol are calling on fans to boycott Los Angeles Clippers games after alleged recordings emerged of owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks.
Sterling is purported to have told a woman not to bring black people to his games or associate with them.
State Sen. Holly Mitchell, the chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, denounced the NBA owners remarks.
Were trying to hurt Mr. Sterlings pocketbook so that he understands how offensive his comments are, he said. Asking somebody to not go to a basketball game is the least we can do when people paid a huge debt with their very lives, in terms of taking a stand against racism.
The calls come despite a request from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, acting as an advisor to the NBA Players Association, to wait until the league issues its decision on possible sanctions against Sterling.
Lets see if our issues are being addressed based on the information weve been able to gather, he said.
But Mitchell says its important to send a message to Sterling now.
He is exploiting the people, she said. Seventy-eight percent of the NBA is comprised of African-American players. A significantthe vast majority of his team is comprised of African-American young men, who he earns money off of their athleticism.
Other members of the state Legislatures black caucus blasted the comments attributed to Sterling.
Democratic Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown of San Bernardino calls the incident a reminder of a pervasive permanence of hatred. Her comments came on the Assembly floor Monday as she supported a resolution declaring Holocaust Remembrance Week.
Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton says Sterlings alleged conduct is an utter embarrassment to the NBA and to Californians who believed the state had risen above racism.
The NAACP Los Angeles chapter is pulling plans to honor Sterling with a lifetime achievement award.
Donations made by Sterling, who has owned the team since 1981, will be returned, Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles NAACP, said at a news conference Monday. Jenkins would not say how much money was involved.
There is a personal, economic and social price that Mr. Sterling must pay for his attempt to turn back the clock on race relations, he said.
Sterling, 80, had been scheduled to receive the honor on May 15 as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Los Angeles branch of the nations oldest civil rights organization.
He had been chosen to receive the award because of his long history of donating to minority charities and giving game tickets to inner city children, Jenkins said. The NAACP has honored Sterling several times in the past.
The Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation gave $5,000 to the NAACPs Los Angeles chapter in 2010, according to tax records, and Sterling was listed as his foundations only contributor. There were no records of further NAACP contributions in 2011 or 2012, the latest years for which records were available.
The NBA is expected to announce Tuesday what actions it might take against Sterling.
There has been no official confirmation that it is Sterling on the recording, portions of which were released over the weekend by TMZ and Deadspin.
No more free speech in this country!! Not if you’re white at least.
This is surpassing ridiculous and is approaching surreal.
What did Donald Sterling’s ex-girlfriend use to destroy Sterling?
Black Magic (Johnson).
“There has been no official confirmation that it is Sterling on the recording, “
Id say those demanding their pound of Sterling’s flesh... might be jumping the gun just a bit here.
THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED and they are still bitching..Let’s see, he’s banned for LIFE, cant attend any Clipper games, any NBA games, can’t get within 1000 feet of an NBA arena, is fined 2.5 million dollars, which is NOT chump change..what more do they want..do they want him dragged through the city starts so people can spit and beat him to death with a bat
So are these cowards calling for a similar response to Shaquile Oneal and his pathetic friends for mocking a physically disfigured man just days ago?
I do not think Sterling's ex, 1/2 owner ( I think), is entirely on board with this plan.
If Don is smart he'll establish an economic partnership with her real fast.
If Don is smart what he will do is say “If you take me down I will take this team down with me” disband the Clippers, let the players go elsewhere and be done with it. I would NOT allow these NBA garbage types to take my team away if I were him.
Magic wants to own every team in LA, he already owns the Dodgers, would probably own the Lakers if the Buss family still didn’t own it..so yeah of course he would love the Clippers
Shhhh, remember, its Ok for blacks to trash other blacks..its a term of endearment
These ‘lawmakers’ should be sued non stop if it takes every last million he has.
That said, the POS should have never gotten bed with the whore to begin with and is paying for the erroe. No not the chick...The Democrat/Liberals. He’s getting the shaft and it is wrong. But I feel exactly ZERO pity.
With any luck, the other rich dems may realize they too will have the alligator bite them...and defund it before it does.
How many more people can they attempt to destroy?
They need it for another couple of months of political race-pimping.
My question is...Was it legal to tape him without permission. She said he gave permission, but unless it’s on the tape, I call BS.
Take home message: don’t dare to speak anything unapproved by the Leftist mob. We’ll take your job, your reputation anything of value, even if you spoke in private. The guy should countersue the crap out of the attackers.
Isn't that special?
The guy has a net worth of over $2 Billion. Nice semantically try, lightweight.
Them liberals can still throw a great lynchin’!
Good idea but a more apples to apples response would be for white lawmakers to call for a boycott of the New Jersey Nets. Jay Z is part owner and is 10 x the racist Sterling is. He espouses the teachings of the 5 percent Nation in his songs and proudly wears their symbol around his neck.
If you can be shunned for saying stupid stuff, Clueless Joe should be in solitary somewhere.