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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The funny thing is that everyone cares what blacks think, but you have a franchise with a blatant pejorative to Native Americans in the name and it's generally glazed over.

    Apparently blacks have better PR people than Indians. Seems the Cherokee nation needs a Sharpton.

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    I dunno if that's been "glazed over." The Redskins name has caused quite a kerfuffle.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't like his racist remarks, but it looks like the leftwing thought-nazis won out again. Sieg Heil!!! Sieg Heil!! Let's round up the haters and shoot them all, throw them in gas chambers and them cook them in ovens. What's next, loyality oaths? Let's just become the USSR we destroyed and turn each other in to the Fatherland. Stupid ****s.


    Yes, you know those left-wing thought Nazis ... billionaire NBA owners. Lily-livered libby lib libtards, the lot of them.

    Congratulations on the most hamfisted invoking of Godwin's law I've seen in a while.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    It's overkill. The guy was speaking in private. I'd be willing to hazard that 99% of us have said dopey sh*t in private at one time or another that if put under a public microscope would similarly get us in trouble. Our society is completely screwed if this is now what normal is.

    He's an idiot but his ex is evil. If the recording really was illegally made she should be prosecuted.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfamadore View Post
    Sterling was someone in a position of power, in a profession that is dominated by African-Americans.
    So? He didn't harm them in any way, unless someone can prove otherwise. In fact, the opposite is true. He probably employed more blacks than 99.9999% of Americans. He donated tons of money to the NAACP. He is, in fact, the antithesis of person who is racist towards black people.

    Now "racism" has extended beyond the workplace and public venues to include people's bedrooms, which, I thought, were supposed to be off-limits. Privacy, and all that.

    The stench of hypocrisy can be smelled in other continents.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I dunno if that's been "glazed over." The Redskins name has caused quite a kerfuffle.
    Snyder gets some boos and jeers for having a football team with the Native American equivalent of "nigger" in it. Sterling says to his girlfriend, supposedly privately, that he wants her to clear her Instagram account of black people pics and not bring them to Staples, and he pretty much gets ostracized from society as a whole, and a business he owns (for now).

    Doesn't quite seem proportional to me. You?

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

    No.

    Sterling's hateful actions posed a real risk of inflicting significant, lasting, and costly damage to the NBA's global brand. Had the Commissioner not exercised decisive leadership, the NBA could have found itself in a position of a loss of talent in the longer-term, loss of advertisers, reduced TV ratings/reduced TV contract, and smaller global profile. Half-measures would have resulted in the NBA's sustaining a "slow bleed." The corporate literature is filled with accounts where corporations failed to act decisively in the face of scandals or controversies and wound up with lasting and significant reductions in the brand reputations and market capitalization.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Snyder gets some boos and jeers for having a football team with the Native American equivalent of "nigger" in it. Sterling says to his girlfriend, supposedly privately, that he wants her to clear her Instagram account of black people pics and not bring them to Staples, and he pretty much gets ostracized from society as a whole, and a business he owns (for now).

    Doesn't quite seem proportional to me. You?
    I never said it did. Adam Silver dropped a hammer that Roger Goodell either can't or won't drop. All I was saying is that the "Redskins" controversy hasn't been ignored, and isn't going away. Snyder's gotten more than "boos and jeers."

    Part of the reason Snyder isn't overtly punished for his team's name the way Sterling was for his comments is because the team was already the "Redskins" when he bought it.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I never said it did. Adam Silver dropped a hammer that Roger Goodell either can't or won't drop. All I was saying is that the "Redskins" controversy hasn't been ignored, and isn't going away. Snyder's gotten more than "boos and jeers."

    Part of the reason Snyder isn't overtly punished for his team's name the way Sterling was for his comments is because the team was already the "Redskins" when he bought it.
    ERA wasn't around when Sterling was born. Are we grandfathering (no pun intended) racism now?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So? He didn't harm them in any way, unless someone can prove otherwise. In fact, the opposite is true. He probably employed more blacks than 99.9999% of Americans. He donated tons of money to the NAACP. He is, in fact, the antithesis of person who is racist towards black people.

    Now "racism" has extended beyond the workplace and public venues to include people's bedrooms, which, I thought, were supposed to be off-limits. Privacy, and all that.

    The stench of hypocrisy can be smelled in other continents.
    So, what if I was an employee, and I was invited into my employers residence (place of privacy), and he told me that he/she hates black people? But, I happened to record it. Would I be unjustified in releasing the recording? Or does privacy in one's own residence only apply to one's significant other?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    If he sells I hope the Seattle group buys them.
    No doubt he will be forced to sell at bargain basement prices.

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