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So, Donald Sterling gave the NAACP $45,000 in donations. . .

Posted by on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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I'm conflicted.  So I thought I'd ask for your input. :-)

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by on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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MsDenuninani
by Silver Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Apparently they've also given him awards over the years, too.  But I'm really more asking questions about the money, since that can be returned.

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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Ummmmm.......errrrmmmmmm......

I got nothing.

Well, except for

Ymwmg

"Hang on, let me send a PM to Jesus so he can join this name calling ignorance ...he's into that these days ...at least according to his peeps."
- sak

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Didn't they want to give him a Lifetime Achievement award, too?  I'll have to go look that up, just something I overheard at the office, but if they did, that really makes them look rather ... bought. 

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Yup

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/donald-sterling-naacp-award

Apparently his racist history was happily ignored in light of his money falling in their laps.  Disgusting!!

couture-mommy
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:14 PM
No.
LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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He has a HISTORY of racist behavior.  This was far from the first time he proved to be a racist ass.  And yet the NAACP was going to honor him with a lifetime achievement award anyhow??  I'm sorry, but that stinks to high heaven of overlooking racism for the almighty dollar. 

Quoting lizmarie1975:

I think they had planned to but all of this came out and they decided not to.

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Didn't they want to give him a Lifetime Achievement award, too?  I'll have to go look that up, just something I overheard at the office, but if they did, that really makes them look rather ... bought. 

 

 


lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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You'll get no argument from me.

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

He has a HISTORY of racist behavior.  This was far from the first time he proved to be a racist ass.  And yet the NAACP was going to honor him with a lifetime achievement award anyhow??  I'm sorry, but that stinks to high heaven of overlooking racism for the almighty dollar. 

Quoting lizmarie1975:

I think they had planned to but all of this came out and they decided not to.

Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

Didn't they want to give him a Lifetime Achievement award, too?  I'll have to go look that up, just something I overheard at the office, but if they did, that really makes them look rather ... bought. 




sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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 They already made a statement they are giving it back

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 5:33 PM

 

NAACP returning all donations made by Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  

LOS ANGELES -- The NAACP says Donald Sterling will not be receiving its lifetime achievement award from its Los Angeles branch after the Clippers owner allegedly made racially charged comments in a recorded conversation.

Leon Jenkins, president of the LA NAACP, said at a news conference Monday that donations made by Sterling will be returned. He wouldn't say how much money was involved but called it an "insignificant amount."

 Sterling had been slated to receive the honor on May 15 as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the group's Los Angeles chapter.

Sterling's purported comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team's games have overshadowed the NBA's opening playoff round.

There still has been no official confirmation that Sterling is on the recording, portions of which were released over the weekend by TMZ and Deadspin.

Meanwhile, used car dealership chain CarMax and airline Virgin America said Monday that they are ending their sponsorship of the Clippers. A third sponsor, insurer State Farm, said it "will be taking a pause in our relationship with the organization."

The NBA said it would make an announcement about its investigation involving Sterling on Tuesday.

 

"This situation is a massive distraction for the league right now," said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the former NBA All-Star who is serving as an adviser to the National Basketball Players Association while the Sterling matter plays out. "It must be addressed immediately."

NBA commissioner Adam Silver's first priority is verifying Sterling's voice is on the recording. From there, Silver's next move remains unclear. He works for the owners - and so far that group seems to have no sympathy for Sterling's latest controversy.

Among those who have spoken out publicly to condemn the alleged Sterling remarks: Washington's Ted Leonsis, Miami's Micky Arison and perhaps most notably, Charlotte's Michael Jordan, who won six NBA titles as a player.

denise3680
by Gold Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 5:35 PM

no, people like that need to have their words thrown back at them.  His money can be used to help these same people he finds so offensive to a better education, more opportunity so forth and so on.  why cut your nose off to spite your face, take his money and prove him wrong.

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