Why has Donald Sterling become a household name?
If you all haven't heard the name Donald Sterling, I would be very shocked that you haven't by now thanks to the media and now Obama. If a week ago the average person was asked who was the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team, very few people would be able to answer that question. One reason would be, because they didn't know, and the second reason would have been, because it didn't concern them to know. Well that has all changed within a matter of 36 hours give or take. Donald Sterling is the owner of the LA Clippers, he is a white guy. He made some not so nice remarks about blacks to his bi racial girl friend who's half black and half Mexican, go figure on that. The celebrity news site TMZ released what was suppose to have been a private conversation between Sterling and his girlfriend, (which is now believed she taped herself and sent to TMZ ) of Donald Sterling not liking her bring blacks to his Clipper games that including Magic Johnson. For those who haven't heard the audio, here it is.
With crisis that is going on in the world right now, this doesn't even amount to making the top 500 list. Donald Sterling had history of racist charges levied against him in the past for allegedly denying renting apartments to blacks and Hispanics. I don't know the full case history of Donald Sterling, but really I could care less. Why should I or better yet, why should anyone else care about a conversation between two people? It's sad how people always claim to be offended over comments that weren't even about them. Even Obama has now put his two cents into an issue that normally would be beneath the presidency to comment on. So why are people so offended by the comments of Donald Sterling, when his comments weren't about them?