It’s official: the Clippers–and the rest of us–won’t have Donald Sterling to kick around anymore. The NBA has barred Sterling for life and fined him 2.5 million dollars–the maximum amount allowable. League president Adam Silver says he will “do everything in [his] power to ensure” Sterling will be forced to sell the team.
What did we learn? There really isn’t room for racism in the NBA! Now who’s ready to tackle the racism outside the NBA?
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Susan X Jane is a diversity educator, speaker, and trainer and coach. A former professor and media literacy activist, she now consults with organizations looking to make sense of our current cultural shift. She thinks a lot about media and race…a lot...and writes and speaks about media…and race... and encourages everyone she meets to think about the way our identity shapes our experiences, ideas, and beliefs about the world. If you're reading this, she wants you to think about it too. Want to talk about it? Let's go.
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2 thoughts on “The Cost of Racism”
Hmmm, we’ll see. The way institutional racism operates… maybe the only reason the NBA did what it did was because over 80% of the players they have are BLACK. Now imagine if they didn’t act on it. It would be a one in a million chance but if a majority of the Black players stood against this and said we ain’t playing until the entire NBA does something about it and to prevent it in the future, that’s not something that NBA would want to do damage control over. I guess the move they made was strategic, nonetheless.
Great piece on a highly controversial issue! I loved reading your piece. I would love to hear your thoughts on my Donald Sterling Analysis called Clipping the Fat! You can find it here,
Thanks for allowing me to read your piece, and keep it up!