A voice identified by TMZ as LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling can be heard telling the friend, identified as V. Stiviano, that he was upset she posted a picture on her Instagram account of herself next to Lakers legend Magic Johnson.“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people,” Sterling allegedly says, later adding, “I’m just saying, in your … Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.“Don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday evening that racist remarks allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling were “truly offensive and disturbing” and said the league intended to conduct an investigation into the recording’s authenticity that would “move extraordinarily quickly,” possibly concluding in the next few days.
Cliven Bundy who was praised by the conservative media as a patriot owes the government more than $1 million for his alleged illegally grazing of cattle on federal land for more than 20 years which he refuses to pay because, he says, he does not recognize federal authority to collect it. Speaking to reporters, Bundy recalled driving by a public housing project in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and seeing "at least a half-dozen (black) people sitting on the porch, they didn't have anything to do."Because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?" "They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton."And I've often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn't get no more freedom. They got less freedom."Bundy stood by his remarks, saying he's not a racist but only somebody who speaks his mind, perhaps using politically incorrect language.
Racism appears to be alive and well in America contrary to those who believe we are in a colorblind post racial society. What’s Your Take ?