NAACP: Donald Sterling’s Lifetime NBA Ban Is Not Enough …(But We’re Keeping His Money)
The NAACP said today that the lifetime ban against LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is not enought.
They want assurances that this will NEVER happen again.
CBS News reported, via HotAir:
The National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued a joint statement cheering Silver’s announcement that he banned Sterling for life and that the league would attempt to force him to sell the Clippers.
That decision, the statement said, was “a bold, courageous and resolute message that the views expressed by Sterling do not represent the National Basketball Association as an organization today or the kind of organization that it seeks to be in the future.”
But Sterling’s suspension isn’t enough, the groups said, calling for Silver to meet with them to ensure Sterling “remains an anomaly among the owners and executives in the league.”
“Sterling’s long-established pattern of bigotry and racist comments have not been a secret in the NBA,” the statement said. “Yet until now, they have been tolerated and met with a gentle hand and a blind eye.”
Oh, and by the way, they’re keeping all of Donald Sterling’s money.