Whosever…shall throw the first rock!
I personally despise derogative attitudes based on race. Yet, unless it is damaging to any ethnicity, religion or gender orientation, a person is entitled to have any opinion and the right to express it.
Trying to regulate people’s beliefs is oppressive. It has not proven to be effective and actually raises resistance levels and often causes greater polarization.
While an association can deny membership to anyone whose public or private actions are detrimental to the group, neither I or you nor any institution should be empowered to dictate one’s belief.
If Donald Sterling defeats or delays the order to sell the team, will the players continue to accept his money?
Up to now, they did not seem to mind working for a known anti-Black and anti-Hispanic employer.
The Clipper sponsors and fans did not have any problem enriching his coffers either — until now.
Neither did his African-American-Hispanic lover have a problem accepting a $1.5 million condominium and several exotic cars from someone who hates her race.
Oh, and surely there is no one among us who privately thinks or speaks what Sterling — or Ted Nugent — utters, and we all can throw rocks. Or?