Think now! Before thoughts become a crime.
Individuals share their thoughts every now and then.
Donald Sterling’s racial discrimination remarks where made in a private conversation with his girl acquaintance. And Donald Sterling did not do wrong to the negro people of the world.
There is at least a negro person in the United States of America who also express thoughts as racial discrimination remarks against non-negro people in private conversation. And there is nothing wrong about it.
There is at least a christian person in the United States of America who also express thoughts as religious oppression remarks against the heretics in private conversation. And there is nothing wrong about it.
In their privacy, christians are known to condemn non-believers and believers of other faiths. And there is nothing wrong about it.
There is at least a muslim person in the United States of American who also express thoughts as religious oppression remarks against the infidels in private conversation. And there is nothing wrong about it.
In their privacy, muslims are known to condemn non-believers and believers of other faiths. And there is nothing wrong about it.
No one in the media and the public at large express to respect Don Sterling’s rights to share his thoughts as racial discrimination remarks in private conversation. And there IS WRONG about it.
It is very important to think. But NBA is greedy to condemn and deny a man of his own private life, his own liberty to expression in private, and his own property – the LA Clippers.
Review the United States’ Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the rest of its Amendments.
Think now! Before thoughts become a crime.
– Gameness til the End
Religion is Bigotry
Wikipedia mentioned the following:
- Sectarianism, according to one definition, is bigotry, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching importance to perceived differences between subdivisions within a group, such as between different denominations of a religion, etc.
- Secularism is the principle of separation of government institutions, and the persons mandated to represent the State, from religious institutions and religious dignitaries. In one sense, secularism may assert the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, and the right to freedom from governmental imposition of religion upon the people within a state that is neutral on matters of belief.
On April 25, 2014, TMZ Sports released a recording of a conversation between Sterling and V. Stiviano. In the recording from September 2013, a man confirmed to be Sterling was irritated over a photo Stiviano posted on Instagram in which she posed with Basketball Hall of Fame player Magic Johnson. Sterling told Stiviano: “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people.” Sterling’s wife filed a lawsuit against Vivian Stiviano for fraud. Clippers president Andy Roesen issued a statement the following day, indicating that the woman on the recording was being sued by the Sterling family and had “told Mr. Sterling that she would ‘get even'” with him.
The Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) cancelled its plans for the following month to award Sterling for a second time with its lifetime achievement award. President Barack Obama characterized the recording of Sterling as “incredibly offensive racist statements”. Obama then stated, “When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.” Chumash Casino, the Clippers’ most visible sponsor the prior four seasons, ended their relationship with the team, as did sponsors CarMax and Virgin America. Other sponsors and advertisers suspended their relationship with the Clippers while continuing to monitor the situation.
On April 27, 2014, players for the Clippers began their warm up against the Golden State Warriors. They gathered at center court and left their shooting shirts on the ground and revealed that they were wearing their shirts inside-out in order “to obscure any team logo”. The team also wore all black wristbands and arm bands. Chris Paul commented on the situation saying, “We’re going to be one, everything we do, we do it together”. The next day, April 28, 2014, players of the Miami Heat visiting the Charlotte Bobcats came out of the locker room wearing their uniform tops inside-out “to obscure the team name and logo”. The players also left their “logo-bearing tops” at center court. These actions were done showing solidarity with the Clippers who demonstrated the same silent protest earlier. Lebron James commented on the situation saying, “There’s no room for Donald Sterling in the NBA. There is no room for him”. The owner of the Miami Heat, Micky Arison, also called the allegations “appalling, offensive and very sad”.
On April 29, 2014, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Sterling had been banned from the league for life and fined $2.5 million, the maximum fine allowed by the NBA constitution. The ban prohibits Sterling from attending any NBA games, entering any Clippers facility, or participating in any business decisions for the Clippers or the NBA. The punishment was one of the most severe ever imposed on a professional sports owner. Moreover, Silver stated that he would move to force Sterling to sell the team, which would require the consent of three-quarters, or 22, of the other 29 NBA team owners.
On April 29, 2014, the University of California, Los Angeles announced that it was rejecting a $3 million gift from Sterling.