Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has a great future in American politics. He’s a fair guy, who looks at all sides of an issue before speaking out. When Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made some stupid comments about blacks, Mayor Johnson represented the NBA and demanded harsh penalties against Sterling for racist remarks.
After intense lobbying by Johnson and numerous others, Mr. Sterling was quickly banned from the league for life and fined $2.5 million. Mayor Johnson and many other players also demanded Sterling sell the Clippers (Daily Republic, May 2, 2014).
Now who was the minister that said “damn white America?” You know, the one who the Obamas worshipped with for so many years? I don’t recall anyone banning him from anything or fining him or demanding he give up his church.
I think most intelligent people just ignore that kind of stupidity, but not all.
Like Mayor Johnson said, “I hope that every bigot in this country sees what happened to Mr. Sterling and recognizes that if he can fall, so can you.”
Oh, well, all I want is my 40 mules and an acre.