It was revealed publicly today what many of us already knew: The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association is a virulent racist.
We know this thanks to his "Blackxican" (thank you tweeter fam for that word)girlfriend who taped a lovers spat between the two.
"But Field, how can he be a racist if he has a half Latina and half Black girlfriend?"
This is not an easy question to answer. It's a sick and complicated pathology that seems to dog the racist. (Please note the racist trolls that flock to this, a black blog.)
Remember Frazier Glenn? He was the Klansman and white supremacist who shot up a Jewish center in Kansas, recently. Well it seems that ole Frazier was caught and arrested "mid-act" with a black male prostitute. Then there is our friend Thomas Jefferson. He had a serious thing for his slave, Sally Hemings; he even fathered some of her children.
Anyway, this is not Sterling's first go round with the racism rodeo. He was fined millions of dollars by the feds for housing discrimination and former NBA great, Elgin Baylor, sued him a few years back. In the lawsuit it was alleged that he (Sterling) was a racist and a sexist as well.
The NBA did nothing back then and the racist owner continued to own his team and his "million dollar slaves" that went with it. Now, unfortunately for the NBA, the chickens have come home to roost, and in the middle of what have so far been wonderful playoff games, this embarrassing revelation has come to the fore. So now the NBA is forced to address Donald Sterling.
The saddest part of this sordid episode is the behavior of the black coach Sterling hired, Doc Rivers. Rivers who now coaches for Sterling-- and previously played for him--- said that he had no idea that Sterling had those kinds of views about black people. Yeah right! He must have had his head up his ass for the past ten years. Or, he was too busy cashing Donald Sterling's checks to notice.
Poor Rivers left Boston and came to this. Talk about "jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire."
The next few days will be interesting. The usual suspects are out threatening boycotts and marches etc. , but it won't make much of a difference. The NBA will fine or suspend Sterling, and the folks who write and spin these things will write the obligatory letters of apology.
But those Negroes who continue to cash the checks will keep doing it, and Sterling will keep his team of Negroes. Even if he doesn't respect them and continues to see them as less than equals.
“We’re playing. We’re playing Golden State, and Golden State is our enemy right now. … We heard about all of the boycotts and all of the other stuff. That’s all stuff we could do. We choose to play. … The biggest statement we can make as men – not as black men, but as men – is to stick together and show how strong we are as a group. Not splinter. Not walk. It’s easy to protest. The protest will show in our play.”
Sorry Doc, the only thing that your "play" will show is that you still work for Donald Sterling.
*Pic from TMZ.