I must say I have seen some Tom Foolery in my day but this one truly takes the cake. I simply cannot understand why the NAACP would even considering honoring this racist piece of crap after the how he has made it abundantly clear that he does not like black people and does not want them in his stadium. I’m sure this honor had to be prior to the tape surfacing however his recent antics are not the first time it was revealed he was a racist nincompoop!! Unfortunately this is not the first time Donald Sterling has been honored. Apparently the LA Clippers Owner had been honored in 2009. I truly have a whole new outlook on “black” organizations that condone racist behavior by giving honor to people like Donald Sterling.
The LA Clippers’ roster has 14 players to which 12 of them are black, now how in the name of everything is the whole team black and the owner is the “racist extraordinaire” He is trippin’!! Why not just have the players pickin’ cotton in the off season!!!
I say again GTFOHWTM!!!! I am so done!!!!
Read the story as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
NAACP planned to honor Donald Sterling, who’s now beset by racism flap
The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been scheduled to give Sterling the group’s lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet. At that event, the NAACP chapter also planned to give its first “person of the year” awards to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to the organization’s website.
“In light of recent events, we will be discussing this event with the Los Angeles NAACP,” said Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb.
Officials at the L.A. chapter did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
But the comments TMZ attributed to Sterling prompted ire among other civil rights activists.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, and a coalition of civil rights leaders demanded that Sterling apologize for “blatantly racist remarks he reportedly made about African Americans. “Sterling’s racist digs at African Americans is no surprise.”
Hutchinson added: “Black players have made his fortune with the Clippers and for him to disparage African-Americans is beyond reprehensible. It demands a public apology, a Clipper fan protest and NBA official censure.”
The Clippers have released a statement saying that the team does not know if the man recorded is Sterling but that the comments do not reflect Sterling’s “views, beliefs or feelings.”
Garcetti said through a spokesman Saturday that he condemns the “statements and sentiments” attributed to Sterling. Councilman Bernard C. Parks, who represents a portion of South Los Angeles, went further, saying the council should take a formal position denouncing the remarks and demanding action from the NBA.
The NBA said it is conducting an investigation.
NAACP LOS ANGELES
In 1914, the Los Angeles Branch of the NAACP was formed in the home of Drs. John and Vada Somerville, both graduates of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and active leaders in the affairs of the black community. Currently, the branch continues to support the programs and policies of the NAACP with aggressive action at the local level, with our focus on education.