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LA Clippers Owner a racist?

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  1. dragician

    dragician Member

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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/la-clippers-owner-donald-sterling-125400576.html

    LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Allegedly Dropped The N-Word When Interviewing A Coach In 1983
     
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    NotInMyHouse Contributing Member

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    And I hear TCP/IP may take over ARPANET clearing the way for the creation of the Internet.
     
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    arno_ed Contributing Member

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    Oh no some guy said something stupid when he was drunk 30 years ago. Somebody think of the children. What is happening to the world.
     
  4. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    And water is wet.

    All players care about is if his checks don't bounce.
     
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    With the first pick in the 1984 NBA draft...
     
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    Should the rockets take Clyde Drexler (local product) or Rodney McCray?
     
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    Idiot first. Racist second.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sterling#Accusations_of_racism_and_discrimination

    Accusations of racism and discrimination[edit]

    In November 2005, ESPN reported that Donald Sterling agreed to pay a fine of $2.73 million to settle claims brought by the Justice Department and Davin Day of Newport Beach. that he engaged in disciminatory rental practices against Hispanics, blacks, and families with children. [4]. In addition, Sterling was also ordered to pay attorneys' fees and costs in that action of $4,923,554.75. [Order Granting Motion for Prevailing Party's Attorneys' Fees and Costs, dated November 2, 2005, C.D. Cal. Case No. 2:03-cv-00859-DSF-E Dkt No. 454]. In granting the attorney's fees and costs Judge Dale S. Fischer noted "Sterling's' scorched earth' litigation tactics, some of which are described by the Plaintiffs' counsel and some of which were observed by the Court. The Court has no difficulty accepting Plaintiffs' counsel's representations that the time required to be spent on this case was increased by defendant's counsel's often unacceptable, and sometimes outrageous conduct." [Id. at p. 5]

    In February 2009, Sterling was sued by former longtime Clippers executive Elgin Baylor for employment discrimination on the basis of age and race.[5] The lawsuit alleges Sterling told Baylor that he wanted to fill his team with "poor black boys from the South and a white head coach".[6] The suit alleges that during negotiations for Danny Manning, Sterling said "I'm offering a lot of money for a poor black kid."[6][7] The suit noted those comments while alleging "the Caucasian head coach was given a four-year, $22-million contract", but Baylor's salary had "been frozen at a comparatively paltry $350,000 since 2003".[5]

    On August 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Sterling for housing discrimination in using race as a factor in filling some of his apartment buildings. The government's ongoing case alleges Sterling refused to rent to non-Koreans in the Koreatown neighborhood and to African Americans in Beverly Hills.[6] The suit alleges Sterling once said he did not like to rent to Hispanics because they "smoke, drink and just hang around the building," and that "Black tenants smell and attract vermin."[6]
     
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    Where's that we-landed-on-the-moon gif?
     
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