Take a wild guess which party Donald Sterling has donated to? Bonus: Fellow racist Al Sharpton is also going to be there to collect an award.
California NAACP President Alice Huffman Saturday called on the group’s Los Angeles chapter to cancel a “lifetime achievement award” for Clippers owner Donald Sterling at a ceremony in Los Angeles next month, after Sterling was allegedly recorded making racist comments.
“There’s a cloud over him right now,” she told BuzzFeed. “I think it would be wise if the branch withdrew it’s honoring him and I have made that request, but have not got a response.”
TMZ Saturday published a recording it said was Sterling berating his much younger girlfriend for “associating with black people.” The recording appears to be the latest in a string of racist remarks attributed to Sterling, who did not confirm the authenticity of the recording in a statement, but who “feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them.”
Huffman, the California NAACP president, said she reached out to branch president Leon Jenkins, but has not yet heard back from him; he also didn’t respond to a call and email from BuzzFeed. […]
Rev. Al Sharpton, who is also being honored at the banquet, told BuzzFeed he hopes the branch honors Huffman’s request, and also joins him in pushing for his removal as the team owner.
What he said via TMZ:
TMZ Sports has obtained audio of Sterling making the racist declaration during a heated argument on April 9th with V. Stiviano … after she posted a photo on Instagram posing with Magic.
Sterling rails on Stiviano — who ironically is black and Mexican — for putting herself out in public with a black person (she has since taken the pic down). But it doesn’t end there. You have to listen to the audio to fully grasp the magnitude of Sterling’s racist worldview. Among the comments:
— “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” (3:30)
— “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.” (5:15)
— “I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.” (7:45)
— “…Don’t put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.” (9:13)