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President Barack Obama on Sunday described comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers "incredibly offensive racist statements," before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must vigilantly fight.
"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said when asked to respond to Donald Sterling's reported comments.
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: FlyersFan
How many people were harmed by what he said?
How many lives were destroyed by what he said?
How many deaths can be attributed by what he said?
Want to know the problem with political correctness?
You can't tell who the assholes are anymore. If everyone speaks the same, then you can't identify the jerks.
(apologies for the swear)
Sterling and the Clippers organization tell TMZ Sports, "We have heard the tape on TMZ Sports. We do not know if it is legitimate or if it has been altered."
The statement goes on ... "We do know that the woman on the tape -- who we believe released it to TMZ Sports -- is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family, alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would 'get even.'"
And the statement goes on, "Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life."
originally posted by: TiedDestructor
First Trayvon now this.
Let's just involve race in everything so the president will actually address it.
originally posted by: Hellas
Seriously there are far more important things than this. So he doesn't want black people at his games, who cares?
Star for your effort
"Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life."