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“Professional Blacks,” Professional Sports and Media Hawks Keep Racism Afloat
Sports Illustrated's Fansided ^ | May 3, 2014 | Allen Jones

Posted on 05/03/2014 10:38:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver had no choice but to come down “hard” as some judged the punishment on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his stellar racist performance, captured on audio tape.

I laughed at the punishment. “Banned for life” on an 80-year-old man? Maximum NBA fine of $2.5 million for a racist billionaire’s conduct is equally laughable. Nevertheless, I believe Commissioner Silver would have imposed a greater punishment if allowed under NBA rules.

Commissioner Silver’s press conference deserves no more than a C+ grade due to the lack of his leadership experience in the fight against corporate racism in American sports. However, the leadership from wealthy Blacks deserves an F minus for, being all too ready to pounce on the opportunity to line their pockets off of Donald Sterling’s racist diarrhea.

It is a who’s who list of Black celebrities standing in line to buy the LA Clippers. This embarrassing and sad reminder suggests many wealthy Blacks see no sin in making a buck off a known racist.

Former LA Lakers great Ervin “Magic” Johnson, who was the target of, Sterling’s racist rant against Blacks has a net worth of $700 million. This wealthy Black man was so hurt and offended by Sterling’s remarks did not have time to wipe away his tears before heading to the front of the line, as a potential buyer of the LA Clippers.

The queen of daytime TV, Oprah Winfrey has also expressed interest in making a bid for the team, to the point of being in talks with Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison. The only thing Ellison needs from Oprah might be her fax machine with a working clock.

The billionaire Oracle CEO outbid the now owners, of the NBA Golden State Warriors franchise a few years ago. Ellison lost out due to the fact that his higher bid, was faxed late.

I believe in dreaming big but some limelight hawks can’t possibly think that the NBA is so desperate for minority inclusion that it would consider these famous minority boxers or Black rappers. Their sins make Donald Sterling look like Mother Teresa.

I am not aware of Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Rev. Jesse Jackson or even Rev. Al Sharpton offering to make a statement on behalf of all Blacks that does not appear to be self-serving.

American professional sports are playing a shell game with the racist behavior that continues to run many of its front offices because no one is willing to take a stand. Some view the May 1, 2014 unanimous (29 votes) decision by the other NBA owners to go forward with forcing Sterling to sale the Clippers as taking a stand against racism. I see this too as self-serving.

Meanwhile the MLB and NFL are quietly sitting on the sidelines hoping no one is paying attention to their self-serving ways.

Major League Baseball’s slick campaign suggests Jackie Robinson “broke” the color barrier. To break something takes force, Robinson was allowed to play.

If the National Football League was so concerned about the plight of Blacks, they would not be in San Francisco today. Planning for the 2016 Super Bowl hosted by The City right in the middle of a “San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce” boycott of the city’s travel and tourism industry speaks for itself.

If God asked any Black person to give a cup of water to Donald Sterling, the only question to Sterling should be, “Mr. Sterling, would you prefer a straw with your water?”

So one can only imagine that these, “Professional Blacks”, as coined by President Obama in his book; are only listening to media hawks offering life preserving devices for the Captain and his crew.

Donald Sterling is captain of his sinking ship. He will motor away in a billion dollar life boat as the ultimate punishment for being a racist forced to sale the NBA franchise he purchased in 1981 for a mere $12 million.

Meanwhile, a life raft provided by TMZ or the evening news team is awaiting Black leaders content with fighting racism, by pointing the finger at an 80-year-old man; oblivious to what is keeping them afloat.

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Allen Jones is a prison reform activist living in San Francisco and author of Case Game-Activating the Activist. His autobiography of a black, crippled homosexual is in the San Francisco Public Library.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; athletes; blacks; donaldsterling; hollywood; liberalmedia; racism; sports
Huh?! This is bringing the crazies out of the wood work.
1 posted on 05/03/2014 10:38:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just waiting for them to call him a Tea Party Leader.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 10:47:04 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 10:52:13 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: sickoflibs

Your wait is over:

I’m A-Wondering... Sterling, Bundy, Republicans and the Good Ole’ Days of Slavery
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-brodsky/im-a-wondering—sterling_b_5245756.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


4 posted on 05/03/2014 10:55:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That doesn’t quite do it.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 11:01:52 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: sickoflibs

Yeah Sterling’s a real racist. He has a half black, half Mexican girlfriend, buys her 3 very expensive cars and a 1.8 M apartment.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 11:02:22 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001; Impy; NFHale; Gilbo_3
RE :”Yeah Sterling’s a real racist. He has a half black, half Mexican girlfriend, buys her 3 very expensive cars and a 1.8 M apartment”

And why should we give a ... what happens to him?

7 posted on 05/03/2014 11:13:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lew Alcindor [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for you Muslims] went on pretty much the same rant: "This guy is not so bad because really all sports owners are evil white people empowered by greedy black people [Oh, and I don't like that he may have been recorded without his consent.]"

To which my reply is: "There are millions of kids in your community who can't get a decent education because of the policies of your leadership. If the whole system is so corrupt, you can cleanse yourself of it by sending a few thousand of the brightest of them to private schools for their careers with the money you earned from the likes of Sterling."

"Or you can shut up."

So far no reply.

8 posted on 05/03/2014 11:15:24 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: jsanders2001
He has a half black, half Mexican girlfriend, buys her 3 very expensive cars and a 1.8 M apartment.

Which are going to be taken away, because his wife owns half of them by law, and she didn't give permission for her assets to be used for his whores.

9 posted on 05/03/2014 11:17:15 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

You should send Sterling that 10 commandments article.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 11:20:43 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: sickoflibs; jsanders2001
First of all, he's a Democrat. Don't actually know what [if any] Party he's registered under, but we do know that what political money he has given in his life has gone to Democrats.

So yeah, I don't care.

However, I do care that "old, rich, racist white guy = Republican," because the correct formula is almost always "old, rich, racist white guy = Far Left Liberal," and that is something I want people to know.

As for the claim that having a half black, half Mexican girlfriend does not make somebody a racist, well, that assumes the very naive position that this waste of skin has sex for the same reasons that ordinary people have it, which may not actually be the case. There are nasty people in this world, and some of them have sex with people in order to humiliate and degrade them.

Here's an interesting case:

Former KKK leader Frazier Glenn Miller [was] charged with the murder of three people outside a Jewish retirement home in Kansas. The neo-fascist wrote his own Declaration of War (PDF) in 1987, expressing his hatred for “Niggers, Jews, Queers, assorted Mongrels [and] White Race traitors,”

... the most fascinating aspect about the hate-filled life of Frazier Glenn Miller is that he had previously been arrested “mid-act” with a black male transvestite prostitute.

So if Frazier Glenn Miller's "love interest" was also a Jew -- and with the pedigree given I would say literally anything is possible -- that would be the Trifecta Plus Ultra of disproof of the position that having paid sex with someone of a particular race makes you "not a racist."

11 posted on 05/03/2014 11:30:53 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna
So if Frazier Glenn Miller's "love interest" was also a Jew -- and with the pedigree given I would say literally anything is possible -- that would be the Trifecta Plus Ultra of disproof of the position that having paid sex with someone of a particular race makes you "not a racist."

There are millions of sexist men who have no problems at all having sex with women. Racism doesn't mean you dislike people of other races. It simply means that you think your race is superior.

12 posted on 05/03/2014 11:49:20 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Racism doesn't mean you dislike people of other races. It simply means that you think your race is superior.

Racial Supremacy is only one of many possible manifestations of racism. There are plenty of others. And it does not change one iota my reply to a poster whose claim that the race of Sterling's former paramour makes him "not a racist." It is dispositive of nothing at all.

13 posted on 05/04/2014 12:00:17 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna
Racial Supremacy is only one of many possible manifestations of racism.

The operative word being "manifestations."

14 posted on 05/04/2014 1:04:20 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s going to be interesting is if there’s any legal case for what the NBA has done to him. If he hasn’t violated any of the terms of the contracts he has with the NBA, he’s going to clean their clock, racist or not. He can afford to defend himself no matter how unsavory he is.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 1:11:56 AM PDT by DB
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To: FredZarguna

Well let’s say he does believe one race is superior to another , particularly in private - what law has he broken? In addition what term of his contract with the NBA did he break? If he’s not broken any of the terms - he’s going to lay waste to the NBA organization for what they’ve done to him.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 1:15:24 AM PDT by DB
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Nope. That’s not the operative word. Your definition of racism is too narrow.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 2:03:34 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: DB
Well let’s say he does believe one race is superior to another , particularly in private - what law has he broken?

You're arguing with another poster. Not me. I don't claim a belief in superiority of one race over another is the only kind of racism. Take it up with the poster who has this very odd and very narrow definition of racism.

My claim is that his having a mixed race "companion" doesn't prove he's not a racist.

Now, has he broken a law? Who said he has? Not me, nor anyone I know of who's commented on this ridiculous episode.

In addition what term of his contract with the NBA did he break?

I don't know about that. I assume the NBA commissioner availed himself of counsel and under competent legal advice was told some aspect of a standard "you will not say anything embarrassing or harmful to the NBA" in his contract allowed the commissioner to sanction him. If he decides to challenge the penalties, a jury or arbitrator will no doubt ultimately decide.

18 posted on 05/04/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: DB
"what law..broken"

You're correct, he hasn't broken any. He's simply an old man tired of his much younger paramour running around on him in public. What he said was hardly a racist "rant" as he's being accused.

But here's the thing...his banishment/punishment means that everybody affiliated with the NBA is now fair game for the race-hustlers and activists who demand everybody in the league be pure as the driven snow. I've been on a few sports forums, and like a number of people noted that there are a number of black people affiliated with the NBA who have said or done things that could be considered racist. But the people throwing rocks at Sterling do not grasp that point, or they think racism only runs in one direction...towards whites.

One self-identifed black poster on one forum actually said blacks could be bigots and haters, but they couldn't be racists because they had no power. Well, they have one black owner in the league, Michael Jordan, and let's see if they do anything to him if he ever makes a racist statement. I'll bet they don't do anything. They're all hypocrites.

19 posted on 05/04/2014 2:12:51 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only thing that ticks me off is the fact I don't care for Bass-a-ball so I can't boycott it since I don't watch it anyway. . . .
I think the whole thing has been blown so far out of proportion it is absurd.
jj and al can say and do anything along with many others. An old white man says something stupid in private and the race baiters go pretend bonkers.
The whole thing was a set up to get his team. .
20 posted on 05/04/2014 2:22:06 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I don't know, where I'm a gona go, when the Volcano Blow! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Not to DC fer sure. . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was gonna say, this is about as baseless and incoherent and offensive article on the subject as one could find.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 2:22:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: FredZarguna

Seems to me that Sterling was bestowing gifts from well within his half of the communal assets.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 2:23:44 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: FredZarguna

I wasn’t really looking for argument, just making an observation really. I think the NBA is on thin ice using something that was said in private. And this could get pretty entertaining watching the legal war that is sure to follow.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 2:44:03 AM PDT by DB
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To: DB
Something tells me the NBA would be perfectly OK with that scenario.

To date, everything you've seen from the NBA on this is nothing more than a reflexive reaction that is only intended to shut up the professional malcontents leading the complaints about Sterling. The whole purpose of all this is to make the story go away.

I suspect the NBA would be perfectly fine if they throw the book at the guy in every way possible -- only to have their sanctions overturned in a court of law.

24 posted on 05/04/2014 2:59:10 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: sickoflibs

Racism is now calling someone black


25 posted on 05/04/2014 3:39:22 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sports Illustrated?? Someone won’t have a job in a few days.


26 posted on 05/04/2014 3:53:06 AM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“forcing Sterling to sale the Clippers “
“ a racist forced to sale the NBA franchise”

Huh? English as a second language?


27 posted on 05/04/2014 4:42:49 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should all be arrested for creating a climate of hatred towards whites in general. These owners are not exactly mister and misses middle America, they are evil greedy bastards using racial hatreds to make billions. But we have here on FR people who cover for them, they know better but they themselves are paranoid (hard to blame them from the propaganda they have been subjected to). Sports Inc is evil


28 posted on 05/04/2014 4:55:28 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s just too much of a coincidence that this story broke and became “the gift that keeps on giving” just as concrete evidence of malfeasance in the Benghazi scandal emerges. The ever obedient MSM has been more than happy to promote the issue, even drawing in Fox News with the race issue. This story should never have gotten out when you consider that it was a violation of law to release it or report it with serious civil liability exposure (not to downplay the NBA’s quick action, severe penalties, and financial harm to a sick 80 year old owner). Somehow I think Sterling fell on a sword for the “team”.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 4:58:52 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: sickoflibs

At least one other NBA team owner expressed concern over where Silver’s crocodilean tear laced outburst would take the other NBA owners. What’s next? Would those who support traditional marriage be lined up for the guillotine in due course?

Note carefully the visage of Adam Silver and his strident voice expressing his displeasure with Donald Silver and his orgasmic salutation of the recent coming out of a newly minted NBA player.

There’s concern that if Donald Sterling doesn’t go quietly, the NBA will face years of legal turmoil along with the public focus on the inequity of casual racist and homophobic pejoratives tossed around by the players. By electing to go full blown PC, Adam Silver while trying to throw Donald Adams under the bus may have effectively run over a porcupine with the result, the NBA bus may not run well on flat tires.

Adam Silver, if he has a hidden agenda, may have wounded the NBA beyond that uttered in private by Donald Silver and raised up in gleeful horror by the demons of PC righteousness.


30 posted on 05/04/2014 5:00:16 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: FredZarguna

Bump. The term “Racist” is just a bludgeon. If Sterling or the even NBA was actually racist in policy, only light earth tone (white) men would be playing. No, Sterling would be more properly called a bigot.

“All sports owners...” is a broad brush that reeks with the smell of bigotry. One day these black bigots will be called out.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 5:35:04 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Slaves do not want to be free. The want to be masters.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 5:42:45 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Impy

No sh*t, right?


33 posted on 05/04/2014 5:45:41 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: jsanders2001
Yeah Sterling’s a real racist. He has a half black, half Mexican girlfriend, buys her 3 very expensive cars and a 1.8 M apartment.

Seems to me that Sterling is the only person getting whipped in this relationship.

34 posted on 05/04/2014 5:50:35 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: sickoflibs

> RE :”Yeah Sterling’s a real racist. He has a half black, half Mexican girlfriend, buys her 3 very expensive cars and a 1.8 M apartment”
And why should we give a ... what happens to him?

Because the leftists and race baiters just used PC to force someone to sell their business in a sneaky and underhanded way, banned them from the NBA, and pounded him using the MSM for what he said in a country where we have freedom of speech. And mind you from a race baiting gold digging whore using a tape recorder who led their discussion to get him to say those things the whole time knowing what it was going to be used for then putting it in the hands if TMZ. I don’t want any of my possessions or business stripped from me by a bunch of maggots who probably say far worse about me behind closed doors in much more coarse language then play it off like their angels.


35 posted on 05/04/2014 6:06:10 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Impy

Last year the Bruins played three Original Six teams in the playoffs (Maple Leafs, Rangers, Blackhawks).

This year they could get Detroit, Montreal, New York, and Chicago.


36 posted on 05/04/2014 6:16:25 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: driftless2
One self-identifed black poster on one forum actually said blacks could be bigots and haters, but they couldn't be racists because they had no power.

He should go to the bedside of a knockout game victim and assure the guy that his brain damage was in no way the result of vicious racism.

37 posted on 05/04/2014 6:17:29 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wonder what new sin the libs will find in the future to scream about.

RACIST!


38 posted on 05/04/2014 7:20:46 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: jsanders2001
Yeah Sterling’s a real racist. He has a half black, half Mexican girlfriend

Is Mexican a race.

39 posted on 05/04/2014 10:25:45 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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