I was astounded to hear the recent news of Donald Sterling – the owner of the LA Clippers NBA team – making racist remarks against black people. I listened to the recorded phone conversation, hoping it was just a confusion. It was not.
It’s astounding that it comes from someone with such a long history of involvement in the National Basketball Association – of which it’s players are predominately African Americans.
The only comfort to this episode is that the NBA organisation took swift action in making an example of him.
In this day and age, there is no room for such intolerance.
The healing process may take some time. At least it’s already off to a great start through such a strong message coming from the governing body.