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Steve Benson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 6 months ago

    Aaaaaaaah, you might want to include fans, players and other owners, along with the sports media there too.

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, 6 months ago

    Really? The NBA’s fans, players, and other owners do not display the historic, gut wrenching level of hatred that Sterling did towards people of other skin colors. The teams, crowds, and coaching staff are refreshingly integrated. It wasn’t just Sterling’s phone call, it was his entire career in real estate as well.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 6 months ago

    To all of those people who get ‘uppity’ when somebody writes that racism is still alive and kicking, we have Clive Bundy and Mr. Sterling to remind us that prejudice is indeed, very much alive. It is being made more so since Conservatives can’t depend on ‘brown’ people voting for their candidates and causes, so white money and white politicians are working to make it harder for those who won’t vote with them to vote at all. It is sad that liberals are unable to ‘lead’ without trying to end all of societies ills at one time. They, and Republicans, would do well to deal with the issues upon which all of us agree with open minds and open hearts, but the only enemy more threatening than Russia is the opposing party and their supporters.
    We have met the enemy, and they are us.
    How sad.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    An interesting point of view from Courtland Milloy, a WashPost columnist:
    Willing to play along?

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 6 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Whoa, taking the guy’s money was one thing…but giving him an AWARD, knowing how he made his pile? That was inexcusable.

  6. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, 6 months ago

    It is not noted here, nor very much in the mainstream media, that Donald Sterling is a Democrat.

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Just because someone is rich, that does NOT mean he’s very smart.
    Just look at the Rump…rich, (at least on paper), but he STILL wears that ridiculous looking Tribble on his head!

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @midaswelby

    Oh really??

    According to Los Angeles County records, Sterling has been a registered Republican since at least 1998.
    And yes, Sterling has also made campaign contributions to at least three Democratic candidates as well— Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, former California Gov. Gray Davis and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey, a former basketball star.

  9. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 6 months ago

    @midaswelby

    midaswelby said, “… Donald Sterling is a Democrat.”


    And that’s a very important point to remember, because if he’s a bigot and he’s a Democrat, it means that all Democrats are bigots.

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @NeoconMan

    Is that the same thing as “If a FAUX Noise listener is an idiot, then ALL FAUX Noise Listeners are idiots?”
    Oh, wait a second…

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 6 months ago

    @Ionizer

    That is why I said, we have met the enemy and they are “Us”.
    In eighth grade, I knew a black teen who had nothing good to say about his race, the black culture, or black history. I tried to point out to him that Roman soldiers had had great respect for African warriors who were using the same technology they were in battle. O
    Only the tactics and strategies were different.
    While you are correct to point out that Dems have their own share of racist and discriminatory positions, the fact remains that the conservatives are much more entrenched and proactive in combating the rights of brown people to have access to the polls.
    You are not wrong, Ionizer.
    It is as I often say, both parties are cannibalistic, ego centric, and self serving.
    You and I don’t even matter to them.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  12. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Except that he is still a rich slimy pig….who now just has to buy a ticket to see his team play basketball. What a remarkable joke…but people will still send him money to go to these games.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, 6 months ago

    It would be good to have a serious discussion about race in the US. Most of the comments here are people talking past each other. In my opinion, a discussion about race would also have to be a discussion about class and poverty and opportunity. Why should there be poverty in this rich society? If everyone really had an opportunity to find a decent way of life in this society, maybe there would be no need to argue about affirmative action programs and who benefits at whose expense.

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 6 months ago

    @lonecat

    The mid 1930’s thru the mid 1970’s in this still great nation saw the largest increase in the middle class in the history of mankind. Perhaps this is at least once when we should go back into history and see what the generations of those times did. What policies and actions did the government and the private sector do at that time that enabled “The American Dream” to prosper so very much.


    One prominent factor of those times (at least to me anyway) would seem to be a desire to compromise and moderate both liberal and conservative viewpoints for the over all greater good of the average American. This was even a factor among the wealthy and powerful. Progress was made in just about all areas of human endeavor especially in such important good jobs creating areas as infrastructure and space endeavors.


    Heck, it might even be nice to use a more modern communications technology such as the internet to produce a blog type of forum to examine such history and see what could be done to generate the great decade of great dreams of the 1960’s in this country itself (with the possible exceptions of such negative areas as the riots and the Vietnam War). Or even better, would some of our more moderate posters here already know of such an internet area already underway (something like the TED efforts comes to mind)??

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 6 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    Great comment, Mr. Landers.
    Lucid, intelligent, and reasonable.
    Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    C.

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