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NBA's Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend, 'In Israel, Blacks Are Treated Like Dogs'
Jewish Daily Forward ^ | April 28, 2014 | Haaretz

Posted on 05/02/2014 5:10:06 AM PDT by VitacoreVision

NBA's Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend, 'In Israel, Blacks Are Treated Like Dogs'
Owner Seeks To Justify Racist View of African-Americans

Forward.com
April 28, 2014

In a newly released audiotape of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s notorious racist remarks to his girlfriend, he seems to justify his views of African-Americans by noting how in Israel “the blacks are just treated like dogs.”

In the original, shorter tape released Friday by the TMZ website, which has caused a storm in the United States, Sterling is heard at a game complaining to his black-Mexican girlfriend, V. Stiviano, after seeing that she’d posted Instagrams of herself with black former basketball star Magic Johnson. “Don’t bring black people” to the Clippers games, he tells her. “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”

In the new, 15-minute tape released Sunday by the U.S. website Deadspin, Sterling, 80, is heard telling Stiviano, 38, “You think I’m a racist …” which Stiviano denies. He insists that that’s what she thinks, that he has an “evil heart,” to which she replies, “I don’t think so. I think you have an amazing heart, honey, I think the people around you have poison mind, and have a way of thinking.”

At that point Sterling - born to American Jewish immigrant parents as Donald Tokowitz – seemingly tries to defend his views by putting them in an international context, singling out how blacks are treated in Israel.

Sterling: “It’s the world! You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs.”

Stiviano: “So you have to treat them like that too?”

Sterling: “The white Jews, there’s white Jews and black Jews, do you understand?”

Stiviano: “Are are the black Jews less than the white Jews?”

Sterling: “A hundred percent, fifty, a hundred percent.”

Stiviano: “And is that right?”

Sterling: “It isn’t a question – we don’t evaluate what’s right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.”
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Full Story:
http://forward.com/articles/197191/nbas-donald-sterling-tells-girlfriend-in-israel-bl/


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donaldsterling; israel; racism

1 posted on 05/02/2014 5:10:06 AM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

In Muslim countries, everyone who is not a Muslim is called a dog. I have some old circa 1855 books of travels through Muslim countries. You soon learn that non-Muslims had to take other roads or risk death.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 5:14:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: VitacoreVision

Mr Sterling’s views on theology.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 5:16:11 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: VitacoreVision

Yet Israel has taken in a huge number of Christian and Jewish refugees from Africa.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 5:16:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: VitacoreVision
I'm confused as to why he has been persecuted over his right to free speech. It's just so wrong.

It's not like he's starting some movement....like Farrakhan...or Michelle and Obama's bud, Reverend Wright.

5 posted on 05/02/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: VitacoreVision

Hey Donald... Universal law # 1.... Never trust a whore..


6 posted on 05/02/2014 5:20:00 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: VitacoreVision
NOW I'm really bothered by why the NBA didn't remove Sterling from owning the Clippers at least five years ago....
7 posted on 05/02/2014 5:23:05 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: VitacoreVision

If they are treated like MY DOG, they’re pampered, fed, loved, and spoiled rotton.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT by jrg
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To: VitacoreVision
I honestly don't care about this loony old guy. From what I understand he is still married; and the current wife must be ok with him having a mistress in public view? Sick.

Can they all just go away? More bread and circuses to distract the masses.

9 posted on 05/02/2014 5:35:05 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: VitacoreVision

Obviously he is unaware of the extreme efforts made by Israel to rescue Ethiopian Jews in the past decade.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 5:46:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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11 posted on 05/02/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: VitacoreVision

At this point, if the media was responsible, it would stop writing articles about new Sterling tapes. He’s a racist; we get it. Now the media is just promoting this whore he went out with and giving her press by continuing to publish transcripts of her tapes. But we all know our media can’t resist lurid stories involving Racism so they will continue.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 5:47:17 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Israel has also rescued plenty of African muslims from racist arab muslims in recent years as well.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 5:48:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
...okay with him having a mistress in public view? Sick.

Remember when "actions speak louder than words" was the way we lived? If our culture weren't so far down the drain, having a mistess, flaunted in public, would've cause outrage and censure....and Sterling's and everyone else's freedom of speech, even to say awful things, in private, would be protected.

I suspect this whole situation is going to do the NBA a lot of damage down the road, and rich smart billionaires who are less than perfect might want to find other toys instead of NBA teams.

14 posted on 05/02/2014 5:53:44 AM PDT by grania
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To: cripplecreek
Yet Israel has taken in a huge number of Christian and Jewish refugees from Africa.

...and ships them to Sweden.

15 posted on 05/02/2014 6:32:09 AM PDT by evilC
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-gave-birth-control-to-ethiopian-jews-without-their-consent-8468800.html

Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent

Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent.

The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, suspicions were first raised by an investigative journalist, Gal Gabbay, who interviewed more than 30 women from Ethiopia in an attempt to discover why birth rates in the community had fallen dramatically.

One of the Ethiopian women who was interviewed is quoted as saying: “They [medical staff] told us they are inoculations. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.” It is alleged that some of the women were forced or coerced to take the drug while in transit camps in Ethiopia.

The drug in question is thought to be Depo-Provera, which is injected every three months and is considered to be a highly effective, long-lasting contraceptive.

Nearly 100,000 Ethiopian Jews have moved to Israel under the Law of Return since the 1980s, but their Jewishness has been questioned by some rabbis. Last year, the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the health portfolio, warned that illegal immigrants from Africa “threaten our existence as a Jewish and democratic state”.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 6:35:14 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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17 posted on 05/02/2014 7:25:54 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: VitacoreVision
"notorious racist"

The media continues to pile on. And Jay-Z attended a basketball game while wearing a pendant from the Five Percent Nation, which claims white people are the devil and the black man is "god."

But that's a non-story. /s

18 posted on 05/02/2014 8:05:27 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: VitacoreVision

Guess he didn’t put up the for sale sign.... yet. So here lets put a little more fuel on the fire.

This morning on Good Morning America, Georgie said Sterling had/has been battling cancer.


19 posted on 05/02/2014 8:18:20 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: VitacoreVision

The old Rich dude could have had any “girlfriend” he wanted, so instead of having a Gorgeous striking Blonde Bimbo, he picks a woman with a shady past who looks like a Thai Girly Man.

On top of that, hearing the “Girlfriend” speak, she sounds as dumb as a Box of Barbara Boxers. I hear she wants to be President someday. She’ll probably have a shot.

I can only blame it on Sterling’s bad Cataract Surgery and Deafness.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 8:59:17 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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... his black-Mexican girlfriend, V. Stiviano...

Having seen several photos of Ms. Stiviano, it's difficult to see how she can be described as "black." She appears to eyes are consistent with some American Indian (or East Asian) ancestry, as is her skin complexion. Her hair does not have the kinky texture normally associated with black African ancestry.

21 posted on 05/02/2014 9:33:15 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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...in Israel “the blacks are just treated like dogs.”

I haven't the faintest idea of what Sterling would mean by that statement. Israel has very few people whom Americans would describe as "black," i.e., of sub-Saharan African origins (excluding South Africans of European origin).

The only ethnic group which we would generally consider to be black would be the questionable "Jews" who escaped persecution in Ethiopia a decade or two back. However, some dark-complected Sephardic Jews with ancestry from Arab countries might be considered "black" by other Israelis.

Treated like dogs? Well, dogs are treated quite well in general in Israel, especially as compared to predominantly Muslim countries.

Seems as if Sterling is suffering from some kind of dementia, not that it should cause him to have his property stripped from by the tyrannical organization known as the NBA, which consists of a bunch of leftist political correctness enforcers.

22 posted on 05/02/2014 12:01:33 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Seems as if Sterling is suffering from some kind of dementia, not that it should cause him to have his property stripped from...

Dementia...or, more likely in my view, he has swallowed a number of liberal conspiratorial propositions about Israel.

His expressed racism even has a strong liberal flavor to it.

23 posted on 05/02/2014 2:06:42 PM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01
The ugly truth behind Donald Sterling's racist comments

The L.A. Clippers' Jewish owner used an inelegant choice of words when justifying his racist remarks by saying blacks are treated like dogs in Israel, but he wasn't as far off the mark as we would like to believe.

Rabbi Eliyahu Fink | Haaretz.com
Apr. 28, 2014

http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/the-lighthouse/.premium-1.587831
24 posted on 05/02/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

This is going to COMPLICATE things.

Yes, it’s easy to be “outraged” to hear him attack ‘protected’ groups, but now that he’s attacking Israel, and presumably wants all Bankers (liberal code word for Jews) to be gassed, maybe he’s not so bad after all (at least in the eyes of liberals)?


25 posted on 05/03/2014 4:34:10 AM PDT by BobL
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To: justiceseeker93

Blacks are treated more decently in Israel than in America in many respects. I am raising a granddaughter who is black on her father’s side, and she’ll do better here. For one thing, Jews have all sorts of skin colors here, and for another, we’re surrounded by people who hate us, so are inclined to love one another unconditionally.


26 posted on 05/04/2014 3:38:07 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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