It didn't surprise me to hear Sterling's so-called shocking statements, because I grew up hearing from prejudice blacks and racist non-blacks talk about dealing with each other for business reasons only, but outside of that there was no business. "Don't date them, don't bring them to our family event...don't ask them for nothing outside of business...don't marry them," I heard elders preach and white children of elders share.
White boys and girls were indoctrinated young on how to deal with black folks and so was black folks on what to say and do around white folks. Even if you considered the non-blacks (this includes everyone else too besides being white) a friend, you didn't talk too much about yourself or your family, parents would warn. This is how it was when I grew up in the 70s to present and in many circles it still is. There are some relatives I personally know that won't let you enter their homes with your white girlfriend or boyfriend.
During that short period of time when I thought that people loved one another like Jesus loved the world during those private school years back in the 80s, my naive eyes were opened. I heard my aunt rant about certain white people treating her unfairly during American Legion Auxiliary events. Years later, I saw KKK (also knows as Aryan nation) people in Georgia attempt to give my dad some newsletter as he drove by, but upon closer inspection, they realized he was a fair skin black man and pulled back. I recall those times during the 1990s attending cultural diversity events and writing news articles about stereotypes and racial discrimination in Charleston, Illinois and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania realizing that white people were great actors when it came to dealing with minorities. I just couldn't understand why some blacks couldn't see through those fake smiles and back-handed jokes and comments. But if these same closet racists drank alcohol, they could be your very best friend, so much in fact they were willing to sleep with you.
Those blacks that are so surprised by the former LA Clipper Owner's (yeah I said it again,) comments are the ones who believed that because they they have married white, obtained wealth from white hands, live in white neighborhoods, work with white people, and have friends who are white assumed that everything was alright. But you got played by a spokesperson who represents the hidden elite. I do believe this man was set up from the start the day he started dating a minority of all things--I say that facetiously. Don't let racist comments create a smokescreen for you, someone or group wanted that sports team for many years now and their plan to get it, worked like a charm! Plant a Judas and you get what you want.
Haven't you noticed a pattern yet with naughty, rebellious whites who refuse the establishment? They get caught during weak moments saying racist things. Take a look at history. When someone or group wants something from the snobs, braggarts, law-breaking, and manipulative individuals in the elitist club or attempt to get them to join, what do they do? They set them up like they do a black rapper on a gun charge!
As for black celebrities going on record cursing, crying, or rebuking about that bad, white man, know this, someone somewhere is going to use at some point their statements, so they ought to watch getting all self-righteous. You never know when one of those non-black wives or girlfriends might use a recording device to catch you!
Black men and women of influence for far too long have talked about what was done during the Civil Rights Movement to promote change, well now here's your chance to make a difference--stop walking around thinking that a black president is all it takes to make things better for you and your family and stop running from black issues while hiding in circles with non-blacks!
As you can clearly see, those who grew up during a time of Jim Crow laws, i.e.) blacks drinking from black water fountains and whites drinking from white water fountains, haven't died yet and neither has their mentalities either! I might also add that to those who think that interracial dating somehow changes a black, white, red, yellow, or brown man or woman's point of view about you, your family, or friends, think again!
Anger the racist enough, and I can almost promise you, true colors will show up and show out! I wonder where is the recording when he damns his dirty, low-down, $%^&* (racist comment to go here) girlfriend for recording him in the first place.
The LA NAACP apparently didn't do a thorough background check on their honoree or wait a minute, I guess money overlooks ignorance. Now what was the purpose of the NAACP again?