Sterling Controversy Highlights Racism In Sports

April 28, 2014

Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was allegedly recorded making racially offensive comments. The tapes were posted over the weekend by the website TMZ, prompting a protest from his own team and a rebuke from President Obama. Now that Sterling's past record is under scrutiny, some are accusing the NBA of enabling him.


  • Joe Rosen, a sports and entertainment attorney
  • Ian Thomsen, a former NBA writer for Sports Illustrated
  • Emmett Price, a professor of African American studies at Northeastern University
  • Colette Phillips, a specialist in public relations, brand marketing and multicultural marketing campaigns

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