The National Urban League, Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued a statement today applauding Clipper's owner Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine, much of which, according to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, will go to these same groups or as Silver put it, 'groups fighting racial discrimination'.
They called the decision “a bold, courageous and resolute message that the views expressed by Sterling do not represent the National Basketball Association as an organization today or the kind of organization that it seeks to be in the future.”
But getting Sterling banned and collecting what amounts to a bounty isn't enough. They want a meeting with Silver to negotiate a shakedown.
“Sterling’s long-established pattern of bigotry and racist comments have not been a secret in the NBA,” the statement said. “Yet until now, they have been tolerated and met with a gentle hand and a blind eye.”
They want Silver to mandate 'diversity' and affirmative action hiring in the NBA's executives and ownership to see to it that Sterling “remains an anomaly among the owners and executives in the league.”
Since Silver has already committed to using the NBA's influence and power to try to force Sterling to sell the Clippers, what these groups are obviously insisting on is that the next Clipper's owner be black, regardless of his qualifications or financial stability.
“Our goal is for Commissioner Silver to extend these efforts beyond a reactive approach to one egregious situation to a proactive approach that will allow him to set forth and enforce clear policies and codes of conduct that reflect the best of the NBA, as well as foster a league culture that is as inclusive in practice — at all levels — as it is diverse in players and fan base.”
That 'gentle hand and blind eye' included the NAACP and other groups, of course as long as Sterling kept donating large sums of money to them.
Just two weeks from today, Sterling was set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP in a dinner headlined by - wait for it - Al Sharpton.
CBS reported today that Sterling was going to receive the award for his long history of donating to minority charities and giving game tickets to inner city children, one of a number of awards he'd gotten over the years.
This should be a good lesson to anyone donating to groups like these.Essentially, they're a bunch of race pimps and con artists who will turn on you when it's convenient.
It's not well known and the organizations have gone to some lengths to bury the fact, but the majority of the civil rights organizations were co-founded and funded by Jews. The NAACP, for example, was organized and co-founded by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, who essentially kept it alive by extensive fundraising for them.In the 1970's, the Jew's reward was to have the NAACP and other groups like them turn on the them and refuse to support them on issues like Israel.
You won't find any mention of Rabbi Wise or any other Jews on the NAACP's website. Instead, they warmly welcome the likes of anti-semites like Louis Farrakhan as an honored guest with standing O's.