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May 6, 2014

A look at what others are saying

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She, by the way, is a black Hispanic, while 70 percent of the players in his basketball league are black.

One NBA player likened his attitude to a plantation owner who makes money from the work of blacks, and sleeps with black women, but just doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million, which is certainly punishment but seems unlikely to change the man’s beliefs.

So, by the ML King yardstick we can clearly see that there is work to be done to erase, extinguish or simply outlive racism in the U.S.

Today, Bundy and Sterling simply look like two fools stuck in the wrong century.

And that’s a measure of progress.

— The Sun Journal of Lewiston (Maine), April 30, 2014

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