Donald Sterling's racist outburst

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CURATED BY Matthew Yglesias

2014-04-29 23:58:26 -0400

  1. Who's Donald Sterling? Why is he in the news?
  2. What did Sterling say, exactly?
  3. What are some of the past accusations against Sterling?
  4. Is Donald Sterling any good as an owner?
  5. What did President Obama say about Donald Sterling?
  6. What's the Players' Association doing about this?
  7. How are NBA corporate sponsors reacting?
  8. What are Sterling's fellow owners saying?
  9. How have the Clippers players responded?
  10. How is the sports media responding?
  11. What's the NBA doing about this?
  12. How big is the NBA fine compared to Sterling's net worth?
  13. Is Donald Sterling a Democrat or a Republican?
  14. Wait, Donald Sterling was going to get a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP?
  1. Card 1 of 14

    Who's Donald Sterling? Why is he in the news?

  2. Card 2 of 14

    What did Sterling say, exactly?

  3. Card 3 of 14

    What are some of the past accusations against Sterling?

  4. Card 4 of 14

    Is Donald Sterling any good as an owner?

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    What did President Obama say about Donald Sterling?

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    During a visit to Malaysia, Obama commented on the Sterling affair. Rahman Roslan/Getty Images

    While conducting a news conference during a visit to Malaysia, Barack Obama spoke out about Donald Sterling:

    With respect to the statements by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers -- for our Malaysian audience, this is a sports team, basketball team in the United States. The owner is reported to have said some incredibly offensive racist statements that were published. I don't think I have to interpret those statements for you; they kind of speak for themselves. When people -- when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. And that's what happened here.

    I am confident that the NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, a good man, will address this. Obviously, the NBA is a league that is beloved by fans all across the country. It's got an awful lot of African American players. It's steeped in African American culture. And I suspect that the NBA is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this.

    I will make just one larger comment about this. The United States continues to wrestle with a legacy of race and slavery and segregation that's still there -- the vestiges of discrimination. We've made enormous strides, but you're going to continue to see this percolate up every so often. And I think that we just have to be clear and steady in denouncing it, teaching our children differently, but also remaining hopeful that part of why some statements like this stand out so much is because there had been -- there has been this shift in how we view ourselves.

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    What's the Players' Association doing about this?

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    How are NBA corporate sponsors reacting?

  8. Card 8 of 14

    What are Sterling's fellow owners saying?

  9. Card 9 of 14

    How have the Clippers players responded?

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    How is the sports media responding?

  11. Card 11 of 14

    What's the NBA doing about this?

  12. Card 12 of 14

    How big is the NBA fine compared to Sterling's net worth?

  13. Card 13 of 14

    Is Donald Sterling a Democrat or a Republican?

  14. Card 14 of 14

    Wait, Donald Sterling was going to get a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP?

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