Not An Apology

Ken AshfordPopular Culture, RaceLeave a Comment

“I’m not a racist," Sterling said. “I made a terrible, terrible mistake. And I’m here with you today to apologize and to ask for forgiveness for all the people that I’ve hurt.”

Okay, that's a good start.  Except it wasn't ONE terrible mistake.  After all you were being sued for discrimination, which was mistake one, and then to make racist comments, well, that's two by my count.

"When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how I can say words like that. … I don't know why the girl had me say those things…Well yes, I was baited…I mean, that's not the way I talk. I don't talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things. I don't talk about people."

Well, obviously you DO talk about people, and she didn't goad you at all into saying what you said.

That's the thing about racists these days.  They can't see their own racism.  It's like they have blinders on.

Just like he has blinders on about Magic Johnson.  Listen to this praise:

Sterling told CNN he's spoken twice with Johnson.

"Did you apologize to him?" Cooper asked.

"If I said anything wrong, I'm sorry," Sterling said. "He's a good person. I mean, what am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don't think so. But I'll say it, he's great. But I don't think he's a good example for the children of Los Angeles."


Yeah, I don't think you were goaded.  Apparently, all you have to do is have a mcirophone in front of you and you'll say something offensive and racist.

Shorter Donald Sterling.

"I am not a racist, I just think all black men look like Magic Johnson, and I HATE Magic Johnson, and all people who look like Magic Johnson having black person sex. BUT I AM NOT A RACIST!"