Sunday, May 24, 2009

What's so "amazing" about a bigot and a sexist?

Last night the Lakers beat Denver in what was yet another fine NBA playoff game. The NBA's theme for this year's playoffs is "where amazing happens" ---or something like that---but I want to know what is amazing about a bigoted sexist owner who treats people like shit. Donald Sterling is an owner in the NBA, and the NBA and all its enablers ought to be ashamed of themselves for allowing this creep to still own an NBA franchise. I know I ripped Elgin Baylor earlier for suing Sterling after being his house boy for so long, but reading Peter Keating's article was too much, and it sheds a totally different light on old Donald. Hey, maybe Elgin knew something that the rest of us didn't know all along. (Although his ass still should have spoken up sooner.) And now, thanks to ESPN the Magazine, we all know, and so it's time for Sterling to go.

The NBA fines one owner, Mark Cuban, thousands of dollars for complaining about the referees, yet they allow another owner to discriminate against minorities and sexually abuse females? That is a fucking disgrace!

Anyway, let's play a little game: its called spot the house Negroes and honorary house Negroes in the article. I am going to give you the first few paragraphs of the article and then the link to it. Please go through it and give me the number of these clowns you spot. For the record, I spotted at least seven. I swear these current and former mental slaves in the NBA make me sick to my stomach.

"It was 2002, and Donald Sterling was talking to Sumner Davenport, one of his four top property supervisors, about a tenant at the Ardmore Apartments. Already the largest landowner in Beverly Hills, Sterling had recently acquired the Ardmore as part of his move to extend his real estate empire eastward toward Koreatown and downtown LA. As he did, Sterling "wanted tenants that fit his image," according to testimony Davenport gave in a discrimination lawsuit brought against Sterling in 2003 by 19 tenants and the nonprofit Housing Rights Center. (That case ended in a confidential settlement in 2005; attorneys for the Center declined to comment for this story. In a separate suit, also concluded in 2005, Davenport claimed Sterling sexually harassed her, and lost. She declined comment. The Magazine has obtained depositions in both cases.) Cultivating his image, Davenport said, meant no blacks, no Mexican-Americans, no children (whom Sterling called "brats") and no government-housing-subsidy recipients as tenants. So according to the testimony of tenants, Sterling employees made life difficult for residents in some of his new buildings. They refused rent checks, then accused renters of nonpayment. They refused to do repairs for black tenants and harassed them with surprise inspections, threatening residents with eviction for alleged violations of building rules.

When Sterling first bought the Ardmore, he remarked on its odor to Davenport. "That's because of all the blacks in this building, they smell, they're not clean," he said, according to Davenport's testimony. "And it's because of all of the Mexicans that just sit around and smoke and drink all day." He added: "So we have to get them out of here." Shortly after, construction work caused a serious leak at the complex. When Davenport surveyed the damage, she found an elderly woman, Kandynce Jones, wading through several inches of water in Apartment 121. Jones was paralyzed on the right side and legally blind. She took medication for high blood pressure and to thin a clot in her leg. Still, she was remarkably cheerful, showing Davenport pictures of her children, even as some of her belongings floated around her. Jones had repeatedly walked to the apartment manager's office to plead for assistance, according to sworn testimony given by her daughter Ebony Jones in the Housing Rights Center case. Kandynce Jones' refrigerator dripped, her dishwasher was broken, and her apartment was always cold. Now it had flooded. Davenport reported what she saw to Sterling, and according to her testimony, he asked: "Is she one of those black people that stink?" When Davenport told Sterling that Jones wanted to be reimbursed for the water damage and compensated for her ruined property, he replied: "I am not going to do that. Just evict the bitch." Repairs never came. The shower stopped working, and the toilet wouldn't flush; Jones needed to use a plunger and disposed of waste tissue in bags.
Kandynce Jones departed the home she loved but that caused her so much grief when she passed away, on July 21, 2003, at age 67.

Two years later, Sterling resolved the Housing Rights Center case with a payout. The details of the agreement are confidential, but U.S. District Court judge Dale Fischer called the settlement "one of the largest ever obtained in this type of case." Plaintiffs were awarded $4.9 million in legal fees alone. In August 2006, the Justice Department hit Sterling with the federal housing discrimination charges he faces today. They portray a pattern of behavior far in spirit from the starlit world of Spago and Staples that Donald Sterling revels in publicly."

"Just evict the bitch"? What a sweetheart. It just goes to show you that if you have money and power in A-murder-ca you can be anything you want; even a bigoted jerk.

Read the rest of the article here.

Finished? Good. Now tell me how many you spotted.


Unknown said...

I was trying to figure out who the hell this guy is because the Los Angeles NAACP is spending untold amounts of money on ads showing him cuddling some negro and talking about a "Lifetime Achievement Award" WTF?
So essentially he paid the National Lawn Jockey Association to say he is a good guy and likes Negroes. Race pimping ain't easy but seriously, do they need the money that bad?
It's too crowed in the house. I am staying out in the field!

Anonymous said...

Yeah - check this out -

Christopher Chambers said...

Many equally dumb white people seem to consider the NBA (and NFL to some extant) the home of "hip hop" thugs and other miscreants inimical to white culture. Shows how stupid they are. Professional sports (and college...and high school) is home to some of the biggest Uncle Toms (from athletes to parents to coaches to agents to owners to entourages to baby mamas to whole communities). It's one of our biggest dirty little secrets.

Max Reddick said...

Money elides a multitude of evils, and in this case, these two dudes have plenty 'o money. Not til people began to speak out on this foolishness and confront them head on will it change. But of course this will have to wait until after the playoffs because ironically at this time all the offended parties are too busy enjoying the show.

Lady-Cracker said...

It is a real education to follow your blog. You and your commentators bring up some great names, books, and post great links.

Other than the huge amount of time it takes to follow the links and Google anything that I don't know (which is huge); it is broadening my life.

Thanks to you and them.

Jody said...

I tried counting, but suffice to say that ANYONE who works for this man should be ashamed. The reason he keeps doing what he does is because not enough people stand up to him at the same time... and others encourage him. Truth is if everyone told him Hell No! All he would have is a pile of money. No employees, no friends, nothing.... and that is what this mofo deserves.

And, I sure hope the local NAACP gets sent this article from people all over the country and ask them WTF! Maybe the National office needs to make a call.... this is embarrassing that they would honor this dirt bag. Wonder if it's too late to take it back?

Anonymous said...

I'm not black but here goes. Elgin Baylor, Leon Issac Kennedy, Sumner Davenport, Arthur Triche and Mark Jackson. Eight if you think Shawn Livingston, Danny Manning and Lamar Odom's silence qualifies them.

Anonymous said...

(As usual) I'm with Jody. People need to "just say NO" to this a-hole and stop enabling him. Unfortunately, that sort of action would probably negatively impact some people's bank accounts, and we do worship at the altar of the almighty dollar. Ain't holdin' my breath.


Monie said...

First the NAACP gives an award to R.Kelly now this. I'm not sure if the NAACP could be more irrelevant if they actually tried.

field negro said...

Christopher I co-sign with you.But I don"t think it's such a secret anymore.

Max Reddick,we do love our sports in A-merry-ca,don't we.

Lady-Cracker,that's we are here. I learn a lot from the people commenting here and who send me e-mails as well.

R.J.,let's go ahead and add Lamar and Shawn.

Monie,some folks in that organization need the "Drop Squad"their damn selves.

field negro said...


Anonymous said...

This is just vile, and, he is always in the LA Times as a good Jewish businessman who works for the good of the community, I guess if that community is not black of Latino.

GMAM said...

Excellent post, brother Field. No further comment.



Anonymous said...

@Christopher Chambers - You speak the truth.

And field, it might not be a secret to most but it sure as hell seems to be a secret to ESPN.


rikyrah said...

Thanks Chambers. You're on point.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Honey I'm home! I missed you guys. I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind words.

I went back and read some of the prior post and started to post something but changed my mind. Anyway, after reading this topic, all I could do was shake my head and wonder how could someone be so cruel and vicious to other human beings like that. My heart really went out to that disabled woman who had to wade through the water in her apartment. That was above and beyond evil and downright mean-spirited. Donald Sterling must be kin to the devil. I wanted to throw up my two index fingers in the sign of a cross, sprinkle some blessed oil on the screen, and wash the screen down with some holy water after reading this topic.

Sterling is like an old plantation massa who beat the slaves nearly to death 300 and something days a year. When Christmas rolled around the ole massa would hand out an extra piece of fatback, a pair of used shoes, crocus sack material for clothing, a piece of candy, and some corn whiskey to the slaves so they would think massa is a nice man. Smh!

Reminds me of the days when minorities were forced to live in housing that wasn't fit for a dog to live in. Folks had to scrub it down with lye soap, Hexol, ammonia, and sweep and scrub until they hands bled to make it decent enough to live in. They would plaster the walls with wallpaper, plug up the holes in the wall with paper or old rags, and buy throw rugs to help it look somewhat decent. That old shack might have looked torn down and raggedy on the outside but on the inside it was scrubbed spanking clean and neat.

The NAACP sho ain't what it used to be. It used to be a time when they stood for something, fought the good fight, and helped minorities. They lost that spirit a long time ago and have went down hill every since. Now they've become the NAACP = National Association for the Azzkissing Colored People. They've joined the worshipping a profit organization and have sold themselves out for the love of money. Smh!

Thinking to myself, I remember how old church folks used to say mop with ammonia to keep the evil spirits away. Well, they need scrub America with some ammonia because the evil spirits are running rampant in America. Maybe, we need to declare a national, "Scrub With Ammonia Day" because at this point we are living in some extremely evil times. Folks killing one another, greed, hatred, war, and just about everything that comes under evil is holding America hostage and choking the life out of her.

Well, after every storm there is a rainbow. Granny sho will be glad when the storm ends because the rainbow is long overdue.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

The judge ought to sentence him to live in that same apartment for a year with the same living conditions and see how he likes it. Too bad Granny is not the judge because that would definitely be on the agenda in my book.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Granny is going to bed. Night and blessings to all.

Shady_Grady said...

Money talks and BS walks. Unfortunately as Sterling is a billionaire, he's not going to be deterred by a few million in fees or fines.

And when you have that kind of money or power you can buy off quite a few people.

Bob said...

The big city NAACP organizations are into black tie affairs & collecting celebrities. One might suggest that they hold their red carpet award dinners in the manor house. If Carrie Underwood gave the NAACP enough money, they'd create a Queen of Soul award for her.

Black Diaspora said...


Let me be the first to welcome you back. I missed you, and the right-on comments that we have come to love, and anticipate.

I haven't heard the word, Hexol, in years. You bring back memories.

"Maybe, we need to declare a national, 'Scrub With Ammonia Day'.

That's funny, but also a sad reflection on the state of our nation.

There's a resolution introduced by Rep. Paul Broun [R.GA-10], encouraging the President to designate 2010 as “The National Year of the Bible”.It would be better if the resolution was called, "The National Year for the Reading of the Bible."When a mother is arrested for throwing her children off a bridge, you've got to believe that the world has entered a crisis stage, and that it's incumbent upon us to do some powerful praying to dispel some of the darkness that has so sorely beset us.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sure, I'd lay 10,000:1 YOU're not a landlord, probably noone who post's here is either...I used to rent to blacks, back when I was young and naive, and just wanted the houses filled...
Got to where I was HAPPY when they wouldn't pay the rent, cause I could at least throw them out without that much trouble...The bad ones were the ones who paid on time (Y'all consider 2 weeks late "on time") cause then I'd have to rely on the cops to shut down their drug dealing/dog fighting/ subletting to 33 friends/relatives/gang members...
And I don't rent to Whites either, too whiny, always wantin to know about what insulation I used, and how old the water heater is...
I only rent to Asians, preferably Taiwanese, cause they work the hardest and don't seem to have the same organized Crime connections..
They like to pay 2 or 3 months ahead, and do all sorts of cool improvements, after asking, of course... Who cares if they cook Kim-Shi every once in a while...


field negro said...

Yeah!!!Granny is back Granny,I missed you and your wisdom.Thanks for dropping your usual knowledge.

BD,I saw that resolution from Georgia Paul.Now that is some scary shit.:(

Sharon from WI said...

Hi Granny! Welcome back and Happy Memorial Day. :-)

Veruca Salt said...

This just proves that the NAACP will give an award to anybody! WTH?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Thank you Field, Disapora, and Sharon, Happy Memorial Day to you too Sharon.

If you don't mind me asking what state was it that you had these apartment rentals? The reason I asked is I have a demographics question mark in my head. I remember Field back a few months ago displaying a picture of the projects in Philly and I remembered how they looked in NO, and I was shocked because they look different as night and day compared to the ones out this way.

Anonymous said...

Florida, single family homes.
They're all occupied,


GrannyStandingforTruth said...


Thank you!

Roger said...

For those of you who were able to finish the article and not projectile vomit, kudos. I couldn't finish the article. Sterling sounds like the kind of grade-A asshole that doesn't make anything better. And the NCRAAP (National Coalition for the Retardation of African American People)? Well, they still give awards to Arruh Kelly, so what more is there to be said?

Miranda said...

ChrisChambers...I could say the exact same thing about corporate America...and you know its true.

rashad said...

I wonder how Sterling will deal with the bi-racial Blake Griffin..

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