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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    All I know is that I want to see this woman sued and jailed until she bleeds. Then jailed some more.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    This guy has been spouting racial crap since he's owned the team.. in public and out of public. He has no place owning a team that children look up to.


    Lets also remember that the NBA is an organization. The organization is private and therefor can say who can own a team and who can not. This isn't some gov't action, its the actions of a private organization.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Don't get pissy. I didn't claim to know, that's why I said "my guess". Leaving room for you inform me if I was incorrect. And I wasn't preaching. You Baby.

    Maybe it can be said just about everyone has suffered "some form of discrimination" but that's not really the point. If I get a splinter and you lose your arm is our pain on the same level? No. If you're a white dude these is not way you have endured racism on the same level as just about any black man or woman in this country.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    This is leading down a very slippery slope, where we allow Media outrage to guide our reactions, in a legal sense, towards the expression of someones opinion. Once you start limiting what people can say, you're only one step away from limiting ALL freedoms based on standards not rooted in the law. Mob rule is an appeal to emotions of common denominators, like anger, self righteousness and revenge, not reason, tolerance and justice.
    The NBA is a private organization. Children watch and look up to these teams, and regardless if he said it in private or public the NBA has every right to say who has the right to own a team and who does not.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    All I know is that I want to see this woman sued and jailed until she bleeds. Then jailed some more.
    Yes, clearly his mistress is responsible for his racist views. And for Sterling giving her a house, and a stipend, while Sterling was still married. And if we shoot the messenger, the problem goes away. Oh wait....

    The legality of the recordings is not clear, neither do we know for sure how the recordings were publicly released. At a minimum, we know that the woman claims she had his consent, and that so far he has not demanded any legal acting taken against her.

    And ultimately, it's a red herring. Nothing that she did changes Sterling's attitudes or actions.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Why not is that I come from a part of the country were not too long ago, meaning up until the mid to late 60s, white people could indeed and did indeed say things like that to black workers and there was nothing done about it. Black people had to simply tolerate that type of abuse for years. So no, I don't want to see that type of behavior tolerated, because I don't want to have to go through that.
    Nobody should be verbally abused or assualted by their employer, regardless of their color, sex, or other unique attribute.

    I'm a blonde woman, and have had to tolerate "dumb blonde" jokes most of my life. I've learned to ignore them because in the grand scheme of things, they don't matter to me, but if I really think about it, I could be highly offended.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    The NBA is a private organization. Children watch and look up to these teams, and regardless if he said it in private or public the NBA has every right to say who has the right to own a team and who does not.
    So. What's your point?
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    So. What's your point?
    My point is that if he were to own his own league and set his own rules then he can spout all the racist crap that he wants. But low and behold he does not. He owns a team in a private organization called the NBA and their rules dictate that he, as a public figure representative of the NBA, can not go and spout racial bullcrap. He's been doing this for years, its not like this was a one time incident that the NBA flipped out about.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    My point is that if he were to own his own league and set his own rules then he can spout all the racist crap that he wants. But low and behold he does not. He owns a team in a private organization called the NBA and their rules dictate that he, as a public figure representative of the NBA, can not go and spout racial bullcrap. He's been doing this for years, its not like this was a one time incident that the NBA flipped out about.
    He's made a lot of blacks mighty rich in the last few years too. Seems words are more important than actions to some.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    He's made a lot of blacks mighty rich in the last few years too. Seems words are more important than actions to some.
    Words in some cases are worse than actions.
    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
    - Abraham Lincoln

    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

    God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion,
    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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