Sterling Fallout: Lingering Questions About Racism

April 30, 2014

Days after a recording of Donald Sterling spouting racist rancor was leaked, the owner of the LA Clippers has been excommunicated from the NBA. The story has just about everyone talking, with the notable exception of Sterling himself, who’s been uncharacteristically silent. And while the NBA would just as soon get back to the business of basketball – it is the playoffs after all – the reality is, this saga is far from over.


  • Peniel Joseph is the founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts.

  • Stephen Freyer is a sports agent and former college athlete.

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