By now, you’ve probably heard about the racist remarks recorded during a conversation he had over the phone with his girlfriend. Seeing how he’s since been dubbed a racist, the staff at Mr. Conservative thought we’d give you the chance to make up your own mind.
LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling recently discussed with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, her Instagram account in which he noted feeling uncomfortable seeing all these pictures involving her and black folk. Over the next nine minutes however, Sterling, intentionally or not, managed to portray himself as a racist.
During the conversation he said things painting him in such a light, as:
“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”
“You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.”
“I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”
“…Don’t put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.”
Since the time of his most recent remarks other things have come to light that may just change your mind if you’re not convinced yet. He has been sued by the government on two separate occasions for intentionally not renting apartments to blacks and Latinos.
Feel free to read the transcript in the video below:
Along with this, he faced allegations of racial discrimination by former Clippers exec Elgin Baylor. It should however be noted that a jury of his peers did not seem convinced that this was the case and he was eventually acquitted of all charges.
So, let’s hear it – racist or misunderstood? Leave us your answer in the comments below.