Let me reiterate: The owner of an NBA franchise was having a conversation with his girlfriend in his house, where he was being secretly recorded, and expressed personal sentiments to his girlfriend regarding her social behaviors. For the opinions he expressed privately to his girlfriend, he was fined $2.5 million, banned for life from the NBA, and is being forced to sell the team.
Sterling has not been accused of dropping the "N-bomb," there aren't any claims of pay discrimination based on race, or of attempting to integrate the Clippers with non-black players (the Clippers have a twelve-man roster, of which ten, as well as the head coach, are black). Sterling was recently awarded a LIFETIME achievement award by the NAACP. How does one get a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP, and then suddenly be labeled a "racist"? How does a ten-minute conversation with Sterling's girlfriend in the privacy of his home erase a lifetime (Sterling is 80-years old) of achievements awarded by "colored people"? How? Something just isn't right here.
The majority of us can't relate to an 80-year old Jewish billionaire, but we can all relate to saying things in privacy that weren't meant for others to hear (or things that just aren't anybody else's business). People need to understand that today it's the "racist" Jewish billionaire who is ostracized for expressing "racist" opinions to his girlfriend, but tomorrow it's an "average Joe" fired from the factory for telling his daughter that he prefer her not to date outside of her race (only if she is white, it will be okay for non-white fathers to tell their daughters not to race-mix because ONLY white people can be "racist"), or for her own safety, telling her not to go into a crime-infested neighborhood that just so happens to be predominately black (that would be "racist").
This word "racist" has evolved into a demoralizing demon that attacks only white people - consuming their health, wealth and culture. When people can't express their views in private without the "thought police" listening in, Orwell's fictitious Big Brother has assumed the reins of reality.
"War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength."