Target: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
Goal: Remove Los Angeles Clippers ownership from Donald Sterling after his racist comments
The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, was recently recorded making racist statements against African Americans. Sterling, who has been under fire for racism in the past, clearly reiterated his disapproval of African Americans on the recording. This sort of behavior is unacceptable for the owner of an NBA franchise, and Sterling should be immediately removed from his position.
On a recent recording, the Clippers owner was heard speaking to his girlfriend about his disapproval of her posting a picture of her and an African American friend on her personal Instagram. Sterling said, “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people.”
It is no surprise that this sort of racism still occurs in America, but it does not change the fact that individuals with such outdated views should not be in a position of honorary ownership. The LA Clippers are an established and honorable team that deserves an owner who respects every player and member associated with the franchise, regardless of race.
Please sign the petition below to help ensure that Donald Sterling loses the rights of ownership to the LA Clippers.
Dear Commissioner Silver,
As you are well aware, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling, who has had issues with racism and discrimination in the past, was recently recorded making racist remarks against African Americans. Sterling was recorded telling his girlfriend that it bothers him that she is willing to broadcast online that she associates with black people.
It is extremely troubling that this man is the owner of a basketball team. Although it is not entirely surprising that racism still occurs in America, it does not change the fact that people with these archaic viewpoints should not hold a position of such honorary ownership. Please do everything in your power to ensure that Sterling loses ownership of this team. The LA Clippers are a dignified franchise and deserve an owner who will be respectful to every member of the team, regardless of race.
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