Clippers owner 'Donald Sterling makes segragationist remarks Apr 27, 2014 12:11:12 GMT -5
Post by X factor on Apr 27, 2014 12:11:12 GMT -5
First I'd like to say the man looks pretty decent for being 81 years of age.
This is the Twylight Zone, so don't expect the usual scathing, reactive response...just expect thought.
1. I think the mans a 'segregationist', and not nessisarily a racist.
A true racist wouldn't hire any black NBA players, or staff or even a black Coach, and the Clippers have all of those, a segregationist, ye, a racist, no, there is a difference.
At 81 years old, I'm sure this guy, like others who are 65 or 60 and over, are products of their eras, the era from which they grew up in is so embedded in their belief system, that not even age can make it go away.
Just like people born in the 70's, 80's, 90's will take what they learned from the era they were born with them to the grave.
At 81 that means he was born in 1933, and means he would have reached his teenage years in 1945, right as WW2 was coming to an end.
Donald Sterling was reaching pubity right as WW2 was ending, which means however things were back then, have stuck to his mind all these years, the open racism, the open segregation, Jim Crow laws, and the social stigmas attached to 'race mixing'...right or wrong this is the environment Donald S came of age in.
And even though laws have changed over the years, like many others from his era, they obey the law, usually, but still carry their social belief systems around in their heart, and live by them.
And the media only really cares about it when such an induvisual is news worthy.
This guys behavior and attitude is no secret to millions of 'whites' in America who all have older relatives from this era, but it's normally stuff that just stays in the closet.
Being a racial segregationist is not against the law, as long as it's not done on like public property, or with Federal money ect.
And also sharing such views can effect ones 'business' relations, and in this day and age where money is 'god', saying things that effect the revenue stream of Corporation can lead to discipline or being driven away from organization, not do to principle, but do to the high mighty dollar.
Smart savvy rich segregationist have just learned to go along with social changes, while in public, but still live their segregated lives in private...this is not new.
Personally this guy has no effect over my life at all, and I don't 'hate' him, even as a person of color I don't hate or dislike him...I mean look at his girlfriend...
She's like Hispanic/Black/Asian mix and young.
To me it's more nuts that he'd date such a young lady, in comparison to his age, there has to be like a 50 year difference or more.
Can not these Billionaire men ever find ladies at least in there 40's or 50's or 60's?...I mean the man is 81 years old...and Hugh Hefner, the Playboy man does the same thing.
There's a lot of attractive, mature, women in their 50's and 60's.
Anyways, that's my take on this story.
I have nothing against this segregationist cause he feeds a lot of people, black people, with high salaries.
He's made a lot of black and white people rich over the years, so he's not a racist.
Segregationist yes, racist no.