LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a Democrat, at least going by his political donations. Sterling has been caught on tape making what are obviously racist remarks to his girlfriend, who is mixed-race herself.
– “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” (3:30)
– “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.” (5:15)
– “I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.” (7:45)
– “…Don’t put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.” (9:13)
The NAACP was set to hand Sterling a lifetime achievement award. That’s now on hold, and Sharpton is gearing up to protest. The Clippers players protested before their most recent playoff game. Magic Johnson has called for Sterling to sell the Clippers. The NBA is investigating. The Clippers are losing corporate sponsors. Sterling will probably lose control of the team when it’s all said and done. He may even lose control to Magic Johnson.
The NAACP’s intent to hand Sterling a lifetime achievement award is itself a bit strange, given Sterling’s history of being sued by the federal government twice over racist practices at properties Sterling owns. Did he just buy the NAACP into giving him an award?
Oh, and by the way, Sterling is a Democrat if you go by his donations, who has only given political donations to Democrats.
Let’s watch progressives pretend that Sterling is not a Democrat, and let’s watch the media not take any look at his political donations. Some of the more adventurous among the progs and media may even try to associate Sterling with Republicans.