Over the weekend, Donald Sterling, real estate mogul and billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was caught on tape telling us what he really thinks about ‘Blacks’.
It’s a shocking 9½-minute audio recording that should embarrass the racist Sterling and the entire NBA .
According to TMZ’s report and recording, Sterling went on to reprimand his girlfriend, V. Stiviano who is half-African-American and half-Mexican, for bringing African-Americans to the Clipper games and posting a photo with Magic Johnson on Instagram. The photo has since been taken down from Stiviano’s account.
The recording is an absolutely depressing listen, to say the least. Here are some of the snippets, according to TMZ, from Sterling:
“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)
“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) Sterling said.
Magic Johnson who is a retired professional basketball player responds to Sterlin’s harsh words:
“It’s a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans… He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority fan base.”
American rap artist Snoop Lion also expressed his feelings though a video on his Instagram. He captioned it: “Message !! To the owner of the la clippers !! Ubitchu”
President Obama’s statement said when people are as ignorant as Sterling one really doesn’t need to say anything. We hope something is going to be done about this soon.