So America can now collectively pat it’s back and congratulate itself on a job well done. What a lesson for those pesky racists!
The first rule of public life is – never be found out. Publicly. You can have a string of prior convictions for the same offence, but as long as the general public doesn’t know about it, it’s ok. Heck, we’ll even get the body that stands opposed to the very attitudes you’ve been convicted of to give you multiple prizes.
The NBA must be congratulated, I suppose, for banning Donald Sterling. Now they want to force him to sell his business. As the longest running owner of an NBA franchise he must have met with many people in the NBA world, people in power. The question is – did none of them know about his racist views? Over so many years and documented convictions ( one of them the largest of it’s kind ), did no one in the NBA find it the least bit obnoxious that he continued as long as he did?
Who are we to blame here? Here are the candidates – I’ll let you decide the winner.
Sterling: Holds stupid racist views and acts on them.
The NBA: Turned a blind eye until forced to do something as a PR damage control exercise
NAACP: “We don’t question who we get the money from. Give us enough over the years and we’ll give you an award or three. Oops, sorry now that everyone knows what an asshole you are, we’ll have to cancel this new award we were going to hand out”
Sponsors: see NBA
Other charities: see NAACP
The smartphone industry: For killing off public images, allowing people to convict themselves and generally being available to document stupidity. (Hmmm, maybe they’re the good guys…)
V. Stiviano ( or whatever the hell her name is): Does a racist prune of a guy, twice her age. Is mixed race herself. Does not feel insulted enough to let go of the money. Finally rats the guy out.
Mrs Sterling: Knows about the mistress, does nothing about it except sue her (for fraud). Is Mrs Sterling….
Me: Writing about this moron
You: (possibly) for reading this