SOME PEOPLE are saying it’s commendable that Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson self-reported a purportedly racist email he sent to team officials back in 2012. They are also applauding the fact that Levenson, in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, has agreed to sell his team even before an NBA investigation is complete. But here’s the…

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RACISM PAYS. That’s the stinging truth of the Donald Sterling debacle. The embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner was fined $2.5 million, banned from the NBA for life, and subjected to a forced sale of his team after his racist remarks to then-girlfriend, V. Stiviano, were made public by TMZ. But Sterling, who on Friday announced…

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An open letter to my daughter about men, women, and the fact that she must never conduct herself like V. Stiviano Dear Eve: I can’t protect you from seeing women like V. Stiviano, the 30-something whose questionable relationship with billionaire Donald Sterling revealed as much about Stiviano as it did about Sterling’s racism. We’ll someday learn exactly what…

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Now that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has issued a lifetime NBA ban and $2.5 million fine to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in response to Sterling’s racist comments, we can marvel at the irony of it all. Sterling, who did not want his girlfriend to bring black people to Clippers games, has now been banned…

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Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of a 9 min. 22 excerpt from the conversation allegedly taped by V. Stiviano containing racist remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The initials V.S. represent Stiviano, and the initials D.S. represent Sterling. Click here to read a column on Sterling’s remarks from Solomon Jones. V.S. –   “Honey,…

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THE RACIST REMARKS of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, allegedly caught on tape by girlfriend V. Stiviano, have stirred criticism both within and outside the basketball world. My response? So what. No one should be surprised that the 81-year-old real estate mogul told his 38-year-old girlfriend, a woman of African American and Mexican heritage, that…

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