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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    No, it's because they have no power to institute or perpetuate systemic unjust discrimination. They can be bigots, but they have not the social power that defines racism.
    So you're sayin' African-Americans have to be in control in society to be racists? Hum?

    Who was in control? Who yanked Sterling's ownership? The NBA with impetuous from the African-American community. So African-Americans are in control in the NBA. And Sterling is out of an ownership. Who's the racist, there?

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    So you're sayin' African-Americans have to be in control in society to be racists? Hum? Who was in control? Who yanked Sterling's ownership? The NBA with impetuous from the African-American community. So African-Americans are in control in the NBA. And Sterling is out of an ownership. Who's the racist, here?
    Blacks being "in control" of a tiny portion of society is irrelevant to the social examination. Whites that experience racial bigotry can always move and thus escape it. Blacks cannot move or otherwise escape the racial bigotry that they experience every day of their life in housing, schooling, employment and the justice system.

    Equating minority bigotry, which is of no consequence to the majority, with systemic oppression is nonsense.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    His comments were a disgrace to the NBA and tarnished the organization. He can be forgiven, but the NBA must still be made whole.
    No doubt. I am however curious as to whether Sterling would have a legal case against his mistress.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    No doubt. I am however curious as to whether Sterling would have a legal case against his mistress.
    I don't say things in private that I fear becoming public, so I couldn't care less.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Blacks being "in control" of a tiny portion of society is irrelevant to the social examination. Whites that experience racial bigotry can always move and thus escape it. Blacks cannot move or otherwise escape the racial bigotry that they experience every day of their life in housing, schooling, employment and the justice system.

    Equating minority bigotry, which is of no consequence to the majority, with systemic oppression is nonsense
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    You are an ideologue, aren't you? A hater. A racist.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not that I really care since the hammer go will go down, but the apology wasn't sincere. He's not sorry for being a racist, he's sorry he got caught. Being a racist for 3-4 decades, engaging in housing discrimination, then suing for getting called out on engaging in discrimination, and then making employees uncomfortable among a litany of other harmful acts does not constitute "a mistake." It is a systematic pattern of behavior that is not likely to change at age 82.
    I think it's pretty funny that people are feeling sorry for the sensitive players. They are making millions of dollars playing a game they love while trying to win what they have lived a lifetime trying to win, so exactly what is there to feel sorry for them about? Oh that their employer might not like them? Who the **** cares about that? If I was one of those guys I would only care that he was paying me and I was winning games. I wouldn't give a **** if he likes me or not.

    The way they played after it all came out was just pathetic. Get over it sissy boys.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    So you're calling me a race traitor. Thanks.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    You are an ideologue, aren't you? A hater. A racist.
    So, you deny racism exists in the US today?

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
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    I've been told I look like him, but I don't think so.

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    Re: Accept or Decline Donald Sterling Apology?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I've been told I look like him, but I don't think so.
    He's white. That must pain you.

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