A Very Racist Remark that Struck a Chord

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Although, The United States outlawed slavery 149 years ago and The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law 50 years ago. There is still a perception that African American individuals are still beneath Caucasian individuals, for some ignorant individuals. That perception was an issue that reignited April 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM when the celebrity gossip publication TMZ posted on their website a leaked tape of Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend he does not want her to bring black people to his games, including Magic Johnson.
The incident began when his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, posted an unassuming picture of she and Magic Johnson on Instagram. After posting the picture, Sterling began to receive messages from other individuals about V. posting a picture with Magic Johnson and Sterling became upset that V. posted the picture on social media for the public to see. According to TMZ on the tape he is heard saying,

“"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?" (3:30) -- "You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games." (5:15) -- "I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people." (7:45) -- "...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me.

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