042614 LA Clippers Owner and GF

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend she can associate with and admire black people privately, but she can’t bring us to his games, reports TMZ.

And the conversation is captured on audio.

Apparently, Sterling got upset because someone called to tell him that his girlfriend V. Stiviano Instagrammed a photo of herself with Magic Johnson.

“…and I’m just saying that it’s too bad you can’t admire [Magic] privately…admire him, bring him here, feed him, **** him, I don’t care. You can do anything. But don’t put him on Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games. Okay?”

Oh, did I mention the girlfriend is black and Mexican? But Sterling chooses to look past her blackness.

“You’re supposed to be a delicate white girl or a delicate Latina girl,” he says.

Magic Johnson calls Sterling’s remarks a “shame.”

“It’s a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans,” Johnson tells TMZ. “He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority base.”

I say it’s a shame Ms. Stiviano can’t grasp that Sterling’s feelings extends to her, too.

The NBA released a statement saying, “We are in the process of conducting a full investigation into the audio recording obtained by TMZ. The remarks heard on the recording are disturbing and offensive, but at this time we have no further information.”

This isn’t Sterling’s first offense with racism, either.

According to ESPN, the Department of Justice has sued Sterling twice for housing discrimination, claiming he refused to rent apartments to blacks and Hispanics in Los Angeles County. And in November, a federal judge ordered him to pay nearly $5 million in a lawsuit accusing him of discriminating against black and Hispanic tenants.

Listen to the audio footage between Sterling and Stiviano, and then read what Black Twitter has to say:

UPDATE: Donald Sterling and The Clippers Organziation Releases Statement:

We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered.” Click here to read the statement on TMZ Sports.

UPDATE:  Donald Sterling “I Put Food on Black People’s Tables.”

More Donald Sterling audio has been released … this time, you can hear the Clippers’ owner explaining that he doesn’t think he’s racist because he puts food on the tables of his black employees. Click here to read more on TMZ.

UPDATE: President Obama Weighs in on Donald Sterling Comments

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  • gull2861

    Regarding the interracial relationship perspective of this story by pro interracial folks. Its somewhat ironic how some are quick to suggest he isn’t representative of all or most white men but when there is a negative story involving a black male there are all kinds of negative generalizations. One group seems to get the benefit of a doubt where they are treated as individuals while the other is painted with a broad negative brush. Teachable moment indeed.

  • TheTruth

    How did I know that this topic was somehow going to be turned around on Black Men???

    • Brad

      Because it seems that a lot of people follow the “All black people are men and all women are white” mantra.

      They think that maybe him laying up with a woman of color means he actually accepts and respects black woman. That he is only racist and discriminatory against black men. So why should black woman get involved in another fight for black men.

      Some have seemed to convince themselves that attacks and views like this by this man against all black people. In fact against any person of color has nothing to do with them as black woman.

      They actually believe that being outraged or even joining this fight in any way is another example of black woman supporting black men and it not being reciprocated.

  • G-Ball

    I wonder where was the outrage from black players such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and others when the racism was directed towards black women? They remained silent. It is questionable if these insults are so damaging and hurtful to these players because they are popping their little bubble of gaining acceptance into white society by only marrying and sleeping with white, latina or very fair black women.

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