Todays discussion: "Don Sterling Was On Point". As an African American, when I first heard of the comments made by L. A. Clipper owner Don Sterling I was pissed off. "Here goes another racist running off at the mouth" I thought. Then after I heard the recording something else was obvious and I became embarrassed. I didn't shout racist commie pig or berate the man. I looked at his comments as coming from someone other than a black person and tried to figure out why he said what he said. What was this old man looking at? What was his perspective? Where was he coming from? Was I missing something? It's very difficult to take off the blinders and be objective when people are talking about you but I wanted to see what he saw so I had to go where he was. Here is an excerpt taken from a 2010 book Jerry West: the Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon "The team’s locker room, and its sauna, had been a place where the star and other players had entertained women, even right after games. " Johnson would retire to the sauna after a game, have sex, then put on a robe and return to the locker room for his postgame media interviews.” Did he really say anything bad about blacks that wasn't painfully true? Think about this. I don't know of any KKK member or racist that would tell his girlfriend that he doesn't care if she has sex with a black man. That doesn't make sense to me. Either she didn't mean that much to him and she really wasn't as close as she was made out to be or ...What else? I don't know. But I believe he was trying to groom her for the life in a different class. We look at black people thru the eyes and victimization perspective of black people. That has to change
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