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The Elephant In The Room: Racism, Donald Sterling & Black Athletes

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The code of racism was disrupted on Tuesday April 29th when a rookie commissioner brought down a titan sports owner in a single press conference. Adam Silver, barely on the job for two months, announced that veteran owner of the LA Clippers and billionaire Donald Tokowitz Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and ordered to pay a $2.5 million dollar fine for his private comments that spoke volumes about his contempt and hatred of Black people.

Today’s show will not argue the pros and cons of private conversations caught on tape.  It will analyze the deeply embedded Code of Segregation so damaging to the fabric of the American infrastructure.  We will listen to two audio recordings of Donald Sterling and his mixed race girlfriend V. Stiviano in an attempt to assess why a man who makes millions off of Black people hates them so deeply.

In the eyes of a racist, this is “just the culture.”  It’s the way it is, the way is always has been, the way it should remain. However, if we, as nation are to move this country forward, this racism mentality must be crushed, defeated and permanently not allowed to see the light of day.  And as an African American thought leader, just dismissing Sterling’s comments as simply fool hearty is just not good enough.  It must be called racist, rejected and abolished.

Tough talk for a very tough topic.