The Pardu

The Pardu
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Donald Sterling Proves Racism Is Not Strictly A Cancer Of The Right




Donald Sterling speaks like we know millions speak in America. It is an existential reality it happens behind closed doors, over the telephone or in the heat of "lost control' arguments.

Since the election of Barack Obama, manifestations of racism have grown exponentially. Sadly, unfettered racism has become so "out-of-the-closet" it permeates in places where least expected.  Sterling owns a professional basketball team! A person can only assume the team is stocked with African-American athletes. (I wouldn't know as my viewing of pro basketball ceased as the game's greats moved-off the court into retirement, coaching or the Hall of Fame.) Nonetheless, I believe my assumption about the racial composition of Sterling's team is a solid "slam dunk." 

Yet, the owner sits on a throne of money and power, and carries himself as if a pre-Civil War plantation owner. The all powerful owner who sits court side and watches his property (highly compensated mind you), play the game. And after the game as with the plantation owner, traipses behind the shed to dabble in some nontraditional sex. He speaks as if a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan; all while knowing he is dorking a woman who is of racially mixed ancestry: African-American and Latino (Mexican-Hispanic).

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/04/26/nr-lemon-nba-team-owner-alleged-racist-remarks.cnn.html



He suggests she might be stupid for not knowing that you just don't walk with black people! The woman cannot be completely stupid, she posed the wherewithal to capture the rant. The racist are coming home to a revealing roost.

Yet, there is another problem I find a bit disconcerting. Donald Sterling earned his billions in real estate. I have read he has not only discriminated against black people in the course of his earning millions, he has also been, known for racially charged comments.



The NAACP reacts to Sterlings "alleged" rant.  I am reticent to use the word "alleged' Since neither Sterling nor his staff have denied the voice on the phone.

http://www.naacp.org/press/entry/naacp-response-to-alleged-statements-by-clippers-owner

April 26, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Conference of the NAACP has issued the following statement in response to the alleged remarks by Clippers owner Donald Sterling:

From Alice Huffman, President of the NAACP California State Conference

“If these allegations are proven true, we are extremely disappointed in Mr. Sterling,” stated Alice Huffman, President of the NAACP California State Conference.  “Recent remarks like these, and those of Cliven Bundy, remind us that racism is not a footnote of our past, but a reality of our present that we must confront head on.”

Huffman continued, “For 105 years, the NAACP has fought against the culture bigotry that leads to the comments like those we heard on the recording, and as public response to these remarks has shown, we have made significant progress.

As the investigation is in progress, we urge the LA Branch of the NAACP to withdraw Donald Sterling from the honoree list at its upcoming Gala. We also suggest that African Americans and Latinos should honor his request and not attend the games.”

“If true, these are very hurtful remarks and Mr. Sterling, whose team talents and fan base is majority minority, should offer an apology to Californians.

At the conclusion of the investigation into the alleged comments, if true, we seek further redress from Mr. Sterling.”
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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.

Why would the NAACP have sterling slated for a high honor,if it is publicly known he has history of housing discrimination as well as a history of racially charged language?  Do we have a case of money and power induced selection for purpose of ...."Money?"  How could the NAACP have missed Sterling's past?  Al Sharpton is also listed on the honors program.  Is there a possibility of a lack of vetting the program honoree?  

One can only hope there was a lack of vetting Vs. other motives.

For the NAACP, there must be jubilation Sterling's concubine was timely in her revelation. Imagine the tsunami had she held the phone rant until after the event, their wouldn't be enough eggs in the US to cover the embarrassment for the NAACP and all involved.

My posit...the NAACP should go beyond the press release and help us understand why Sterling was set to receive the program honor.

Why not get ahead of Fox News next Monday? After the Bundy miscarriage, Fox will certainly look to throw some (used) egg towards the NAACP and Al Sharpton.  

Four hours ago the New York Daily News


The timing couldn't be any worse, but the LA chapter of the NAACP is set to give Clippers owner Donald Sterling the Lifetime Achievement Award during a gala ...

And the guttural reporting from a Right-wing blogger. A blogger who blankets the Bundy revelations as fake, and within two sentences blankets the Democrats as the racist party.  
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Liberal #Democrat Donald Sterling Caught on Tape Screaming Ugly Racist EpithetsAmazing.
It's been almost like clockwork this last couple of weeks. Leftists got a squirrelly reprieve with the fake Cliven Bundy sideshow, but then the left gets back on track with their racist repertoire of hate. Seriously. It's too good. You just can't make up these far-left Democrat Party supporting leftists spewing vile racial epithets, all caught on tape. Clockwork baby.
 
I say it all the time: the Democrat Party is the country's natural home to racists and ethnic eliminationists. And now we have über liberal real estate mogul and sports owner, Democrat Party contributor and philanthropist, Donald T. Sterling in the news with yet another case of vile leftist racial hatred. 
OK, so the blogger is either a comedian or insane. But, the hell will fly on Monday and it will come from Fox News
The hell will fly, but no one will focus on the common thread of this weeks racists "baths." The root of it all is "white privilege" and deep paradigms that exist as an undercurrent in US society as surely as ocean undercurrents. hey are impossible to predict, unpreventable, a and everlasting unless attacked with major initiatives and condemnation from the majority who might find the paradigm reprehensible. Yet, I will predict we will "shake or heads," think to ourselves, "Well I did not say it," and we will move-on with the stick of racism clinging to us like an improperly wiped butt after restroom break.

And, many will do just as Sterling exhorted. They will ensure that they are not caught walking with black people.

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