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

    Donald Sterling is a wealthy Southern California divorce attorney turned real estate developer who also happens to own the Los Angeles Clippers, currently one of the best teams in the National Basketball Association. He's also a huge racist, who's been caught on tape by TMZ apparently chiding his half-black, half-Latina girlfriend for appearing in Instagram photos with African-Americans and for hanging out with Magic Johnson.

    This isn't the first time Sterling's been at the center of racism allegations.

    In fact, he holds the unusual distinction of having been federally prosecuted for being a racist as part of a housing discrimination lawsuit that ended with him paying millions in damages. And then there was the other housing discrimination lawsuit, the racial discrimination lawsuit from former Clippers General Manager Elgin Baylor, the time he asked a prospective coach "why you think you can coach these niggers," etc.


  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?

  5. Card 5 of 14

    What did President Obama say about Donald Sterling?

  6. Card 6 of 14

    What's the Players' Association doing about this?

  7. Card 7 of 14

    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?

  10. Card 10 of 14

    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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